"A truly Christian education is possible only when Christian education underlies not a part, but all, of the curriculum of the school. True learning and true piety go hand in hand, and Christianity embraces the whole of life - those are great central convictions that underlie the Christian school."
J. Gresham Machen
At Everett Christian School we emphasize Christ's sovereignty over all of Creation, all subject areas and over all of life. The ECS faculty integrates a Christian world and life view into all subject areas with the "ECS Distinctives."
What are they?
-Qualities and characteristics that we desire students to develop as God is revealed to them in all things.
-They are discipleship characteristics that guide our living.
-They link all subjects and topics together by connecting them to discipleship.
-They run throughout the entire curriculum and help provide meaning to the entire educational experience.
-These characteristics help students answer the question: How now shall I live?
1. God - Worshipping
Students understand that worshipping God is about celebrating who God is, what God has done and is doing, and what God has created. It is literally about standing in awe and wonder of knowledge of him and his promises. Students see this worship as a way of life.
2. Idolatry – Discerning
Students will understand that when other ‘things’ are more important to us than our relationship with God, they become idols. Students will be challenged to identify, understand and discern the idols of our time and to then respond.
3. Earth – Keeping
Students will respond to God’s call to be stewards of all of creation.
4. Beauty – Creating
As image bearers of a creative God, students will glorify and praise God by creating that which is beautiful and pleasing to Him. This offering of creativity isn’t optional – it’s a joyful duty that students offer as a sacrifice of praise.
5. Justice – Seeking
Students will act as agents of change by identifying and responding to injustices.
6. Creation – Enjoying
Students will celebrate and discover God’s beautiful creation.
7. Servant – Working
Students will work actively to heal brokenness and bring joy to individuals and to culture.
8. Community – Building
Students will be active pursuers and builders of communal shalom. Our classrooms will be communities of grace where students will walk and work together in a spirit of shalom.
9. Image – Reflecting
Students bear the image of God in their daily lives. All humans are image reflectors.
10. Order - Discovering
Students will find harmony and order in God’s creation.