North Idaho Christian School Goals
As a parent, grandparent, or guardian considering Christian education for your student; you must realize that the most important teacher your child will ever have is the person reading this right now! The Scriptures are clear (Deuteronomy 6:7) that the education of a child rests squarely on the shoulders of the parent. The parent is to bring up the child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4, Proverbs 22:6). The home has always been the primary educational institution; it has the child during the most pliable stage of life- birth to fifteen years of age. When the Church, the Christian school and the parents work in concert in this very serious business of raising our children, the advantage is the child’s. Together we form the team that desires to orient the heart of the child toward God. North Idaho Christian School stands ready to partner with you in this academic and spiritual education. NICS would count it a privilege to come along side you in your Biblical mandate to raise up a child in the way he should go.
Goals for students at NICS are divided into the following eight categories:
- To help the student develop their identity in Christ as a unique individual created in the image of God and to attain their fullest potential. (Ps. 139:13-16)
- To encourage students to develop a living relationship with Jesus.
- To encourage individual spiritual growth, stability, and leadership.
- To assist students in discovering their God-given gifts and to guide them in current application and future academic vocational choices.
- To encourage a heart of evangelism within their world.
- To provide comprehensive and cohesive foundational academics.
- To teach students to think critically and to reason logically. (I Pet. 3:15)
- To teach and encourage the student to develop life-long study skills and habits. (II Tim. 2:3-7)
- To ensure Biblical concepts and principals are integrated through all academic disciplines.
- To help the student develop a Christian world view by integrating life, and all studies, with the Bible. (II Pet. 1:3)
- To teach the student how to become a contributing member of society and provide opportunities for servant-leadership. (Matt. 20:25-28;Gal. 5:13; Romans 2:10)
- To teach the student to treat everyone with love and respect as unique individuals created in God’s image. (Phil. 2:1-4; Eph. 5:21)
- To teach the student to embrace and practice justice, mercy, purity in family and society.
- To teach the student Biblical skill for personal and social relationships including peacemaking skills and conflict resolution from a Godly perspective. (Matt. 5:9 & 18:15;Ps. 119:9)
- To provide an emotionally safe environment for our students.
- To foster a positive attitude in our students through love, support, and encouragement.
- To teach the student physical fitness, good health habits, and wise use of the body as the Temple of God (I Cor. 6:19-20)
- To provide students with opportunities to train physically through sports and P.E. classes.
- To encourage parents to realize and shoulder their responsibility for the spiritual, moral, and social education of their children. (Duet. 6:4-7; Prov. 22:6)
- To impart an understanding of each Christian’s place in the Body of Christ, and its worldwide mission, providing opportunities for the student’s involvement in this task. (Eph. 4:12- I Cor. 12:1-31, Matt. 28:19-20)
- To insure that every staff member is a born again, growing, mature Christian that models and clearly teaches God’s truth.
- To be loving, firm, and consistent disciplinarians.
- To encourage and support continual formal and informal spiritual and professional development of teachers.
- To be functional, well equipped, orderly, safe and stimulating.
- To be visually pleasing and reflect the character of a wise and orderly Creator.