Vision

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.”~ Proverbs 16:3

A challenging curriculum that remains centered on and committed to Biblical Christian Truth.

A course of study that supports the needs of academically diverse student interests while instilling a desire to be a life-long learner.

Creative, enthusiastic, passionate teachers who love their students and take personal interest in their success.

Building character in a way that allows students to confront a changing world with the strength of unchanging truth.

An educational environment conducive to supporting spiritual, academic, athletic, and artistic excellence.

Communications that are planned, coordinated, and achieved in a manner that will meet the needs of students, parents, teachers, and the community in order to convey the school’s desire for distinctiveness, and excellence.

Strong accountable administrative leadership on site.

A governing Board that is strategically driven and pro-actively focused on the long-term spiritual health and educational growth of the school.


Guiding Principles

We Believe….

The school will teach, and reinforce, traditional Christian values and a Biblical world-view.

Students and staff be held to high standards and strive to develop a strong work ethic.

The school environment will be safe, disciplined and conducive to serious learning.

The development of character and integrity in students will be an integral part of the school curriculum.

The curriculum will emphasize the development of the whole person, body, mind, and soul; balancing academics, athletics, arts, and spiritual growth.

Teachers will be allowed to use their own creative skills, diverse experiences, and unique personalities in teaching the curriculum, within the guidelines of the school’s vision.

The classroom sizes will be small enough to effectively teach; and teachers will develop meaningful relationships with the students and their families.

Teachers and administrators will remain accessible to students and parents, working hard to keep the lines of communication open to our families.

Teachers and administrators will demonstrate professionalism and collaboration in their relationships with one another.

Teachers and administrators will actively pursue professional development and welcome evaluation as a means of continual improvement.

Parents, teachers, and administrators will view themselves as partners in the educational process.

A spirit of community will be cultivated among the students, parents, and staff with a willingness to volunteer and be a part of the process.

Students, parents, teachers, and administration will demonstrate respect, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness for one another.


Philosophy & Approach

Mark 12:30

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart . . . . .

Spiritually

At Harvest Christian School we are committed to providing a strong and vibrant spiritual atmosphere. This aspect of our school is of utmost importance from which all other pursuits are grounded in. In keeping to its inter-denominational vision, HCS will strive to instruct, inspire, and engage students in worship, God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship. We believe that we have a fresh, unique vision and approach to presenting these times of worship and the Word in chapel and throughout each school day. The virtues and benefits of a Spirit-filled life will be expressed to the students and exemplified by the teachers, staff, and administration.

 

“ . . . . . and with all thy soul . . . . . ”

Artistically

At Harvest Christian School it is our sincere desire to have strong and diverse arts programs available to our students. This is uniquely important to us as a Christian school because we believe that we have all been created in the image of our Creator. This implies that each individual is uniquely gifted by the Creator with various abilities of creativity. We are committed to discovering and developing these skills in each student and providing the opportunity for their display.

 

“ . . . . . and with all thy mind . . . . . “

Academically

At Harvest Christian School we are passionate about an Academic approach that is

truly distinct. Students will grow in knowledge and love for learning as they study a carefully selected and integrated curriculum based upon a Biblical world view, all balanced with a more classical approach. This encourages interaction and relies on a purer form of education that fosters excitement for the varied subjects. Our desire is to shape life-long learners.

 

“ . . . . . and with all thy strength . . . . . ”

Athletically

There is so much value in physical education and we are excited about bringing that to light here at Harvest Christian School. These competitive activities provide opportunities for students to develop physically, emotionally, and spiritually while learning the value of teamwork, self-discipline, sportsmanship, strong work-ethic, loyalty, respect for their bodies, and healthy life-styles physically.