Spiritual

  • to instill in all students a respect for the dignity of every individual student
  • to develop acceptance of each student’s giftedness
  • to develop a sense of stewardship
  • to develop a respect for life in all its forms, especially human life
  • to build faith community among faculty, students, and parents
  • to pray and worship together

Intellectual

  • to develop a competence in reading, writing, and computing
  • to develop a foundation in the core disciplines of language, math, science, social studies and physical education
  • to expose students to their cultural heritage
  • to emphasize basic skills
  • to develop a variety of techniques which will meet every student’s learning style: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic
  • to develop a desire for learning
  • to develop intellectual curiosity
  • to develop and use a variety of manipulatives, concrete objects and visuals
  • to facilitate concept and skill attainment for students
  • to develop questioning, analytical, logical and critical thinking
  • to develop an appreciation for the fine arts and technology
  • to guide students in developing responsible study habits for independence in learning
  • to develop an appreciation for the value of knowledge (process)
  • to instruct according to objectives and have students master learning according to known objectives
  • to actively involve students in learning (small groups, independent, paired learning, large groups)

SOCIAL

  • to develop social skills/traits such as courtesy, respect truthfulness, honesty and fairness
  • to guide children to experiences that develop personal responsibility, career education and life skills
  • to develop responsibility for one’s own behavior
  • to develop responsibility for self and others
  • to develop respect for cultural backgrounds
  • to foster respect for heritage
  • to teach methods for responsible decision-making and moral choices
  • to offer opportunities for involvement in Christian service

EMOTIONAL

  • to foster good self image to provide opportunities for feelings to be explored
  • to help students recognize and understand their emotions
  • to help students take responsibility for their feelings and the actions that are an expression of these feelings
  • to provide an atmosphere of security and love
  • to provide experience in music and drama as emotional outlets
  • to help children express feelings and cope with and/or adjust to problems they are facing

PHYSICAL

  • to develop gross and fine motor skills
  • to develop physical strengths within the individual and increase efficiency of the various systems of the body
  • to have students perform skills in a coordinated manner in physical education classes as well as in daily living
  • to open the opportunity to accumulate a substantial body of knowledge regarding sports and physical activities and the ability to be able to think and interpret this knowledge
  • to aid the students to adjust both personally and socially when dealing with others in order to become better members of society as both participants and spectators
  • to provide experience in self-direction, self-control, leadership and fellowship
  • to develop habits and attitudes favorable to wise use of leisure time
  • to provide an outlet against the stress and strain of modern living