A Vision for our Students
What do we hope for in our students? What is our vision for them? In our programs, strategies, methodologies, and an atmosphere within the context of biblical principles, we desire to produce graduates with a Christian worldview, who:
- Are well prepared in all academic disciplines, and are skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.
- Are proficient in mathematics and science.
- Have a knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history (including church history) and the cultures of other people and places.
- Appreciate literature and the arts and understand how they express and shape beliefs and values.
- Have a critical appreciation of languages and cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting inter-ethnic harmony, and encouraging biblical hospitality for the “stranger”.
- Personally respond to carrying out the Great Commission locally and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner.
- Know how to utilize resources including technology to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
- Are committed to life-long learning.
- Have the skills to question, solve problems, and make wise decisions.
- Understand the worth of every human being as created in the image of God.
- Can articulate and defend their Christian worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.
- Understand and commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Know, understand, and apply God’s Word in daily life.
- Possess apologetic skills to defend their faith.
- Are empowered by the Holy Spirit and pursue a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.
- Treat their bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
- Are actively involved in a church community, serving God and others.
- Understand, value, and engage in appropriate social (community) and civic (political) activities.
- Embrace and practice justice, mercy, and peacemaking in family and society.
- Value intellectual inquiry and are engaged in the marketplace of ideas (open exchange of ideas.)
- Respect and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they work, play and live.
- Have an appreciation for the natural environment and practice responsible stewardship of God’s creation.
- Are prepared to practice the principles of healthy, moral family living.
- Understand that work has dignity as an expression of the nature of God.
Our school curriculum, environment, school programs and strategies are intentional in developing these qualities in our students, and in joining parents and their churches in this endeavor.