Mission & Vision
We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents to “bring children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
At all levels, the CSW Board, administration, teachers, and staff acknowledge that the school does not function above parental authority, but rather in partnership with parents.
The school’s implementation of our goals and vision statement is not intended to supplant the responsibility of parents before God for the nurture and education of their children. The CSW objectives/standards and vision statement represent the desired results which we believe will come from our educational support of godly homes.
Functioning as an extension of the family, CSW’s mission is to:
- operate a K-12 school that cultivates wisdom and virtue in its students — the “What;”
- by nourishing their hearts and minds on truth, beauty, and goodness — the “How;”
- so that in Christ they (students) can glorify God and enjoy Him forever — the “Why.”
VISION FOR STUDENTS
We aim to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding, who reason persuasively and articulate precisely, who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures, and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We desire them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from biblical, and to be un-swayed towards evil by the former. We aim to find them well-prepared in all situations, possessing both information and the knowledge of how to use it. We desire that they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious, equipped with an understanding of the tools of learning, and desiring to grow in wisdom–yet fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of this world. We desire that they have a heart for the lost and the courage to seek to dissuade those who are stumbling towards destruction, that they distinguish real religion from religion in form only, and that they possess the former, knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ. All these we desire them to possess with humility and gratitude to God.
VISION FOR FACULTY & STAFF
We aim to cultivate these same qualities in our staff. We desire them to be professional and diligent in their work, gifted in teaching, loving their students and their subjects. We desire they clearly understand classical education, how it works in their classroom and how their work fits into the whole. We desire that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow and that they have opportunity to be refreshed and renewed. We desire to see them coach and nurture new staff and to serve as academic mentors to students. We look to see them mature in Christ, growing in the knowledge of God.
VISION FOR PARENTS
We aim to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for the school and to see them well informed about the goals of our classical and Christ-centered approach. We aim to help them to follow biblical principles in addressing concerns, to be inclined to hearing both sides of a story before rendering a verdict, and to embrace the Scripture’s injunctions to encourage and stir up one another to love and good works.
VISION FOR COMMUNITY
Finally, in our relationship with our community, we seek to exemplify the unity of the body of Christ, to develop greater fellowship and understanding and to bring honor to our Lord in all our endeavors.