1. Children, in their early years, are like seeds that the family, the church, and the school must love and nurture while they have tender hearts and are forming their values. Scripture directs us to "bring them (children) up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). In doing this, we expect to reap a harvest of good fruit from "plants" firmly rooted in God's Word and prepared to be an effective witness.
2. CCS is an extension of the God-ordained authority of the home. We work in partnership with the Christian parent, who is the child's primary educator. The school assists parents in carrying out their scriptural mandate to "train up a child in the way he/she should go." Therefore, CCS provides many ways for parents to be involved in the school and expects parents to be active participants in their child's education. CCS also strives to support the Christian family rather than interfere with family life. We consider the need for family time when making home-work assignments, designing extra-curricular activities, and conducting fundraisers.
3. While CCS pursues academic excellence, first and foremost we pursue development of Christ-like attitudes and Christian character. We believe children achieve their maximum potential when they seek first Christ’s Kingdom and develop the fruit of the Spirit in their lives.
4. God created and values each child, and entrusts them to us as a gift. A major goal of Christian education is to build self-esteem in each child as he develops his unique God-given gifts and abilities. Therefore, we grade students according to a set standard, and also according to their efforts and application of abilities.
5. The concept of readiness forms the foundation of excellent education. We endeavor to introduce academic, character and spiritual concepts at an appropriate age. Many forces in our society hurry children to become adult-like at an early age. CCS helps students perform at their maximum potential, but takes care not to create undue stress in a child's life.
6. Children learn best by doing and experiencing things which interest them. Teachers at CCS implement a variety of activities and employ strategies for sparking student interest in topics. Teachers encourage the development of students’ problem solving skills, reasoning ability, ability to retain relevant informationand mastery of skills.
7. In order to ensure a positive learning environment, the staff at CCS administers firm yet loving discipline. Parents most effectively cooperate with the staff by disciplining and training their child at home to develop proper behaviorand therefore, proper learning.
8. CCS hires Christians for administrative positions, teaching positions and support staff. Their background and training qualify them to serve the grade levels and subject areas they teach. The staff considers themselves a “living curriculum,” called by God to exemplify the image of Jesus Christ. We realize that role models influence students more than any activity or curriculum. As role models, the CCS staff attempts to walk as “workmen who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth.” We recognize the Holy Spirit as the ultimate teacher and realize His power and guidance in all aspects of education.
9. CCS integrates Biblical principles in all areas of policy making, administration and teachingand under girds each area with prayer.
10. Parents and staff model Christ-like relationships for students by following the principles described in Matthew 18 in resolving differences. We invite parents to use their God-given gifts and abilities to support the school. We recognize all contributions as various ways the body works together to accomplish God's purposes.
11. CCS endeavors to glorify the Lord, bring credit to His ministryand to conduct enjoyable and profitable learning experiences. The outward appearance of the school personnel and students, as well as the school grounds, facilities and equipment, reflect the intensity of this pursuit.
12. CCS supports the development, advancement and cooperation of all types of Christ-centered education, including Christian home schools and other area Christian schools.