Core Values

Excellence in Education
Excellent teachers, excellent curriculum, excellent classroom instruction, excellent resources. Gathering from both classical and innovative methods to inspire excellence and encourage the love of learning throughout the student’s life.

Biblical World View
Instilling the full story of Christ as the lens through which students view everything else.

Determined simplicity and stewardship to allow for the broadest possible participation.

Honoring our family, honoring our host community, honoring our diversity. We are better together than we are apart.

Critical Thinking
Unashamedly requiring students to think and to express their thoughts. For teams and for individuals, creativity and independent thinking are indispensable.

Wholeness of Character
Helping students develop physical, spiritual and emotional health that opens the door of opportunity and allows the student the joy of finishing well.

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs)

Caring Community
Effective Communicators. Loving Neighbors.

A CRICS student honors family, community and diversity. They act with the knowledge that we are better together than we are apart.

  1. A CRICS student demonstrates Christ’s love through
    • Performing acts of community service.
    • Developing leadership skills that inspire others to achieve, serve, and work together.
  2. A CRICS student is a globally competent individual who
    • Is striving to become multilingual.
    • Understands the broad picture of human history, cultures, religions, and people groups.
    • Exhibits genuine cultural sensitivity by showing proper respect for others.
    • Is able to work cooperatively as a valued team member.
    • Uses technology capably in this globally connected world in a way that demonstrates respect, connection, and protection of self and others.
    • Functions competently in a variety of cultural settings.


Enduring Excellence
Lifelong Learners. Determined Goal-setters.

A CRICS student strives for excellence and establishes a lifelong love of learning.

  1. A CRICS student is a lifelong learner who
    • Demonstrates a solid acquisition of core knowledge and skills in the academic disciplines.
    • Develops the organizational skills needed to function effectively in life.
    • Employs technology to gather, analyze, and synthesize information for continuing self-education.
    • Expands their communication skills in speaking and writing.


Critical Thinking
Information Analyzers. Creative Problem Solvers.

A CRICS student challenges themselves to think critically and to express their thoughts coherently. They demonstrate the understanding that logic, creativity, and independent thinking are indispensable.

  1. A CRICS student is a critical thinker who
    • Applies knowledge and creativity to solve problems.
    • Employs logic to analyze new information.
    • Practices discernment in actions, especially as they affect others.
    • Listens attentively and respectfully.
    • Responds graciously and meaningfully to thoughts of others.


Biblical Worldview
Truth Seekers. Christ Followers.

A CRICS student knows the full story of Christ and uses it as the lens through which they view everything else.

  1. A CRICS student is a learner of the worldview of Christ who
    • Demonstrates the character reflected in the life of Christ.
    • Knows and understands God’s Word and that it is a fundamental element of a complete Christian life.
    • Recognizes the value of the spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible study, scripture memorization, and worship.


Thankful Stewardship
Grateful Participants. Responsible Caretakers.

A CRICS student exercises responsibility by fostering care for God's many gifts.

  1. A CRICS student is a responsible caretaker who
    • Manages personal resources: time, talents, finances and energy.
    • Acts with social, environmental, and technological responsibility.
    • Demonstrates care for God’s creation.


Holistic Health
Joyful Player. Honest Self-Evaluator.

A CRICS student develops the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health that plants a seed for growth and opportunity in every part of life.

  1. A CRICS student is a healthy individual who
    • Establishes a rich spiritual life.
    • Cultivates the interpersonal skills needed to function effectively in life.
    • Enjoys engaging in creative, artistic expression.
    • Continually expands skills to develop emotional health, especially during times of transition.
    • Strives to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
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