At CLCS, our philosophy is that education starts in the home. As educators, our job is to come alongside parents in providing spiritual and academic training for their children. Open communication between home and school is vitally important, as is a vibrant Christ-centered school atmosphere. At CLCS, we hold students to a high academic standard, and train them in godly values. As we partner with parents, we work together to plant seeds in childrens’ spiritual lives. It is our hope that students will continue to seek Christ after they leave CLCS.

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Children blossom in the supportive and family-like atmosphere at CLCS. Teachers are sensitive to children’s individual gifts, learning styles and personalities. Our class sizes are small, so instruction is differentiated, and children benefit from one-on-one time with their teachers. Children are appreciated as individuals. This helps them to find their unique place in the school and in the broader community.

Each year at CLCS we have a school theme. This helps us integrate our curriculum and gives us a vision for the year. Our theme for 2015-2016 is “Take Flight.” In all grades, the students are learning about birds, but they’re also learning how they, as children of God, can “take flight” in their own lives. The students are doing relevant, meaningful activities that are connected to real life. One of our spring projects is growing plants that will attract migratory birds and pollinators, to plant in our school garden.

Our teachers follow the example of Jesus as Master Teacher, who leads and inspires us through His word. As a result, CLCS is a joyful school where students not only grow, but thrive.

Need more information? See the linked documents below:

Philosophy of Education Highlights (Shortened document)

Philosophy of Education (Full document)