Little things make a big difference
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." -Romans 12:2
SMALL CLASS SIZES
We see our work here as an act of love and service. Students thrive when they are seen, heard, loved, and cared for by their teachers. Our small class sizes mean that each child will get the attention and support that they deserve. It also means that the teacher can easily monitor the growth and needs of everyone, so that each student is appropriately challenged, based on his/her unique position in the learning process.
Curriculum matters, and as a small private school, we have the freedom to put students first and select the best curriculum and resources available; we aren't bound by district decisions and text-book bidding by large corporations. The programs we've chosen aren't based on progressive teaching philosophies or experimental ideas; they utilize methodologies that have stood the test of time and have been proven, over many decades, to equip students with the resources that they need to feel confident and truly succeed.
SOLID FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS
God has equipped each of us with an inherent love of learning. Students grow when this innate desire for knowledge is also supported by the appropriate tools needed to reach their God-given potential. Without a firm grasp of fundamental reading and math principles, even the brightest of children can struggle for the rest of their lives. We take this seriously and work hard to ensure that each child has everything needed to thrive in these critical areas.
CRITICAL THINKING + LOGIC
God created each of us with the ability to see the world in unique, dynamic, and exciting ways; we want to foster this wonderful gift. When students have the opportunity to learn and grow in their ability to think critically, it makes for a richer learning experience. Many students struggle with evaluative and interpretive processes because they aren't explicitly taught how to evaluate and interpret; this can deeply impact their learning experience. We recognize the need for this important life skill, so we directly teach students how to think critically and utilize evidence-based reasoning.