We Are Committed to Each Student
Believing that teaching is their calling, each faculty member is committed to challenging individual students in achieving their fullest potential spiritually, academically, socially, physically and relationally. We seek to help students discover and utilize their God-given strengths while deepening their faith in the Lord. Being a small school means big opportunities to participate in multiple activities. As a high school student is building their AP Physics or robotics projects, they may also be performing in the school theater program while playing a varsity sport. Most importantly, we provide every opportunity for students to be grounded in God’s unchanging truth through Bible study, chapel, advisory groups, community service and outreach trips so that.
As Cole Valley endeavors to implement a Christian philosophy of education, this statement guides, focuses and directs everything we do.
- We exist for one reason and one reason only: To serve our Lord.
- We value serving God and His people including our students, parents, or one another.
- We understand that all we do is enabled by Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit for the Glory of God the Father.
- We develop each student's body, mind, and spirit in hopes that they will impact a lost world for Jesus Christ.
As a school that exists to serve God, our core values reflect His character (Ex. 34:6). They provide the context in which day-to-day decisions are made.
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GRACE - We believe that our very existence depends on the unmerited favor bestowed on us by God through the death of Christ on the cross (Col. 2:13-14; Titus 3:4-7). Therefore, we:
- Develop an environment where people are loved, not because of what they do, but because we choose to love them (Dt. 7:7-8; Rom. 12:9; 2 Tim. 1:9)
- We value students because they are God’s unique and dearly loved creations, we appreciate their unique abilities and learning differences given by God according to His grace, and we strive to understand how this unique gifting affects their outward behaviors (Psalm 139:13-16; Romans 12:3-8).
- Cultivate an environment where forgiveness is practiced and encouraged (Eph. 4:30-5:2)
- Endeavor to keep rules to a minimum (Gal. 2:16; Col. 2:20-23).
- Strive to encourage success rather than focusing on preventing failure (Phil. 3:12-14)
- Encourage students to develop the resilience of a maturing faith that enables them to persevere through difficult circumstances (Rom. 5:1-5; James 1:2-4)
TRUTH - We believe that the Bible is God’s Word (John 10:35; 2 Cor. 4:2; 2 Tim. 3:16), that God’s Word is truth (Ps. 119:160; John 17:17), and that knowledge of it is key to unleashing its transformat
- Teach that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).
- Endeavor to teach truth in all academic subjects (Ps. 19:1; Ps. 25; Eph. 4:25; Col. 1:16-17).
- Evaluate all truth claims against Scripture (Ps. 119:105; Acts 17:11).
- Encourage our students to embrace truth and live according to it (John 8:31-32; 3 John 1:4).
- Strive for growth, learning, and improvement according to God’s Word as individuals and as an organization (1 Cor. 9:24-27; Phil. 3:12-14; Col. 3:23; 1 Thes. 4:1).
LOVE - We believe that we are each called to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27). Therefore, we:
- Cultivate an outward focus by encouraging students to serve others (Heb. 13:16).
- Provide encouragement and assistance to other Christian schools (2 Cor. 8:3-5; Phil. 2:3-4).
- Endeavor to speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15).
- Diligently preserve unity (Eph. 4:3; Phil. 2:2) while valuing each other’s unique giftedness (Rom. 12:3-8; 1 Cor. 12:12-27).
- Monitor the effect of our behavior on others so that we do not hinder someone’s relationship with the Lord (Rom. 14; 2 Tim. 2:23-26).