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Guiding Principles

 

FAITH - As a school, we value faith. We cannot imagine a life without faith. Everyone lives by faith. We live by faith in Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11.1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

RELATIONSHIPS - We value relationships, relationships above all else. We believe that education is best delivered within the context of a positive relationship and students learn more and push further when they have a relationship with a teacher.

John 15.12-14 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.

CURIOSITY - We value curiosity, we seek it, we create it, we treasure it. We want students to be curious about everything, to ask questions. Questions are not a nuisance, they are essential.

1 Thessalonians 5.21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

ENGAGEMENT - We charge our faculty to engage students from the beginning of the day to the end of the day, no downtime, no worksheets, no boredom, no detachment. Student engagement is the leading indicator of student learning.

Colossians 3.23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

ACHIEVEMENT - We value moving the ball down the field, gaining ground, getting things done. We want our students to progress, to reach goals, to achieve. We want them to achieve academically, athletically, artistically, personally, socially, relationally and emotionally.

Luke 12.48 From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.