PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
Grace International Christian School is first and foremost an academic institution that seeks to equip, challenge, and inspire our students to love learning, to think critically and to apply their knowledge and wisdom to affect their world for Christ. The educational process at GICS is based upon the belief that the Triune God is the Creator of all that exists and is the Author of all truth. God chose to reveal Himself and His truth through the Word of God and through His creation. God’s Word is thoroughly integrated into every subject and activity. The rigor in all classes prepares our students to compete in every academic arena in order to develop community and world leaders who will stand for biblical standards in a fallen world. Proverbs 1:7a, Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 2, Genesis 1:1, Colossians 1:15-17, Philippians 2:1-16 and Psalm 119:99.
The education at GICS, also, is designed to help students and families come to a personal knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and develop a biblical worldview that will equip them to live a life of service for God. Man is greatly loved and highly valued by God, despite his sinful nature. God’s love is demonstrated in the saving work of Jesus Christ. Students will be prepared to understand from God’s perspective how to relate, serve and evaluate the world in which they live. The goal is to equip students to think and act in a Christ-like manner. Acts 4:12, John 3:16, Romans 5:8 and I John 3:16.
Students are a gift to their parents. GICS desires to come along-side parents to help raise their students in a manner that honors and glorifies the Lord. GICS desires to partner closely with parents and actively encourages parental involvement in our school. Psalm 127:3, and Deuteronomy 6:5-9.
Ephesians tells us that God has a plan for everyone’s life. Each person is uniquely created by God and is specifically designed to accomplish His plan. Recognizing that each child is unique and is gifted differently, GICS desires to provide a loving atmosphere which will allow each student to identify and develop his or her gifts and talents. Every individual has worth to God; therefore, we should demonstrate His love by providing an atmosphere of love, respect and acceptance for every student. Ephesians 2:10, Jeremiah 29;11 and I Corinthians 12:4-6.