We believe that curriculum is a path. Our school's mission determines our path. Our vision determines how we will accomplish our mission. The Curriculum Map is a picture of the journey our students will take as they, along with their parents, partner with us in our mission. We are all on this journey together. The foundation for the journey is theology and the humanities which form our knowledge base and lead to skills shaped by courses in arts and sciences. History and discussion shape our understanding of the world and cultivate wisdom.
Character is the evidence of virtue formed through discipleship and servant leadership opportunities. As we instruct them in our school’s curriculum, we are also seeking to train them in the formation of godly character. Character is formed in the process of becoming who are uniquely designed to be, reflections of God. We are not simply seeking to educate young minds, we are seeking to be instruments in God’s hands as He transforms them to the likeness of Christ who is wisdom and virtue personified. It is our hope and prayer that each of our students will have a relationship with God that leads to increasing godly character in their own life.
We are a community of parents. We need your input as fellow image bearers to help us see ourselves more clearly. We value your perspective on what works and what does not. While our objectives are firmly set, we need your input to evaluate how effective we are at achieving them. We need your support in running this wonderful race because in the end, we want our students to have both explanations and experiences in their education. And we cannot do that alone.
We are also a community of teachers. We hold ourselves accountable for pursuing knowledge and growing in our skills so that our students receive far more than book knowledge; we want our students to be transformed by what we are learning together! The role of the teacher is to know the material, the methods and the Maker of all knowledge and to craft explanations and experiences that will draw their students further up and further into the pursuit of wisdom and virtue. Each of our staff, individually and as a group, partner with our parents along the curriculum path.
The word "curriculum" describes much more than textbooks. It describes a journey. Deriving its meaning from the Latin "curro" or path, curriculum is the journey we want our students to take as they pursue wisdom and virtue. Whether they pursue college or a career after graduation, we want our students to be well-equipped for a lifetime of learning and leadership.
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