Our primary goal is not to shelter children from society, nor is it merely to produce strong students—though certainly the environment is nurturing and the academic results are first-rate. Rather, we seek to develop spiritual, social and academic maturity in young men and women as they move on to high school and beyond. To do this, we “covenant” with each other to love and support each other, as well as the teachers and staff at the school. This plays out in a high degree of parental involvement (it is rare not to see a father or mother at the school, volunteering in the office, teaching a class or driving for a field trip) and a wealth of lifelong relationships. Our educational philosophy engages the whole child with the goal of helping him/her become who God has designed them to be. Our student/teacher ratios are small which enables our teachers to truly know their students and help them work within their capabilities.
We offer a developmental kindergarten where the children gather in a relaxed environment to grow in their developmental, social and academic skills. We believe play is an important part of young child’s education that helps them learn to relate to peers, their world and their God. First through fifth grades offer and abundant feast of math, language arts, social studies, science and Bible, along with classic artist and composer studies. We believe it is important to encourage awe of God’s great creation so we spend a lot of time outside, enjoying nature and recording it via nature studies. Our Middle School (6th-8th grades) enjoy personalized attention from dedicated, loving teachers. The small setting allows our teenagers to be friends without the distractions which often accompany large group dynamics. Our graduates have gone on to both public and private schools and have successfully bridged the gap to their next stage of education. Our middle school students also have the opportunity for out of town excursions to Washington, DC, Dauphin Island, AL, Charleston, SC, Chattanooga, TN and Look Up Lodge.