If you are reading this message it is most likely because you desire a different school experience for your child. I am thrilled that you have taken the first step in the process of exploring the North Shore Christian School. NSCS was built for the sole purpose of educating children in the formative years within the context of the evangelical Christian faith. NSCS also deeply values the partnership between parents and home, and faculty and school. When this partnership is strong, learning for a child is solidified and a dynamic and supportive community is established and we all, adults and students alike, benefit from the fellowship found therein as we work together to raise up a generation of individuals who are strong and disciplined in their thinking, confident of their convictions and ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope that guides them. A generation of students who are sensitive to the needs around them, who are service-minded and, above all, kingdom driven.
You may be thinking to yourself, is this really possible given the condition of our world, how can one school combat the messaging that is out there? I do believe it is possible to educate children in the context of the Christian faith. As the school partners with the home, and shared values are expressed, children will begin to construct a healthy and godly worldview.
NSCS uses unique and exclusive frameworks to ensure that we are considering the entire child – his and her intellect, physicality, musicality, social and emotional dispositions, and, above all, their hearts. When these areas of one’s personhood are in harmony and relate in sync, children thrive and they are able to see things in light of God’s truth – they see clearly right and wrong, and how they have been designed to participate in building God’s kingdom here on Earth as they become a sweet balm to those around them. Standing out in a crowd and not blending in. This is the outcome of a NSCS experience. Students leave empowered to make an eternal difference.
Our faculty and administration stand committed to our four Core Values. We believe that children must experience and be Planted in Excellence. While a student at NSCS they will be learning among caring faculty who provide innovative, research-based, and rigorous instruction, imparting to students the skills they need to think deeply and critically as they demonstrate proficiency in their learning. Students also need to be Rooted in Christ. This is the process of Christian formation, and NSCS views it as a privilege to come alongside students in this important process. Because we are a diverse community rooted in a biblical worldview, we equip students to discover God’s truth in all knowledge and understanding. Our students, even the very youngest of them, take ownership of their understanding and who their Creator is, and what He requires of them. Each day our students are challenged and Nurtured to Thrive as they recognize their innate value as children of God and to gain confidence in the discovery and expression of their unique gifts and abilities. I have experienced no greater joy than to witness a student as he or she discovers their self-worth as a Child of God. This is something that no one can ever take away from them, and it is transformative when an individual can recognize they have giftings and abilities that are unique to them, and have the power to influence those around them. The shared outcome of home and school is to produce individuals who are ready to make a difference in the world. Our students leave NSCS Flourishing to Impact in their ability to think diversely and work collaboratively. Having gained an appreciation for the uniqueness of all people, they are able to thoughtfully engage with others and are inspired to lead lives of eternal impact.
I encourage you to take the next steps with NSCS and see how a home and school partnership creates a unique opportunity for a child and their learning about the world around them and God’s truths that guide the process of intellectual acquisition.
Head of School