Philosophy of Education
All Truth is God's Truth
- To challenge students academically in preparation for the rigors of university education and the pursuit of being a lifelong learner
- To develop in young adults the ability to think critically, become problem solvers and increase their capacity toward mature decision making
- To give students the experience of living and working together in a Christian community
- To help students develop their individual gifts and talents in realization of the potential given to them by God
- We teach individuals.
- Community is vital in developing the whole student.
- Learning is a shared process requiring hard work and risk-taking.
- Learning is best when students' skills are applied and exhibited.
- Students learn best when responsible, self-motivated and self-evaluating.
Teachers are committed to:
- Modeling Christ-like character and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Creating an atmosphere of safety, care and respect.
- Pursuing professional development.
- Developing Godly character in students.
Our goals are to help students:
- Think and communicate clearly, logically and creatively.
- Identify and appreciate differing gifts, talents and learning styles in themselves and others.
- Find self worth and confidence by developing a biblical world view and Godly character.
- Discover the joy in a life of discipline and order.
- Learn to love, respect and serve others.
We would like students to be:
- Pursuing academic excellence, moral uprightness, knowledge and wisdom.
- Discovering their unique gifts and calling.
- Committed to work diligently.
- Open to the gospel message and the working of the Holy Spirit.
- Seekers of Truth and respectful of others.
"The integration of faith and learning requires a commitment to living in the Truth with integrity while pursuing excellence. These core values frame our life together as we pursue the calling to educate from a biblical perspective. In our commitment to equip students academically, rigorous courses across all disciplines populate the landscape of the Upper School. Lab sciences, mathematics, humanities, fine arts, performing arts, world languages and Bible are taught at college-preparatory levels. Each academic discipline also offers Honors and/or AP options. Students are taught to use higher order thinking skills and critical analysis as they tackle problems of a complex nature. In the Upper School, students are encouraged to ask questions, analyze and create theories, exercise initiative in research, and cultivate a hunger for excellence that will serve them well as they go on to college and adult life. They have been taught to dialogue, debate, and defend differing points of view. Confident and compelling, they are secure in who God has created them to be as they face the future."