Our Mission


OUR FOUNDATION
Mount Hope Chris­tian School is a non-denom­i­na­tion­al Chris­tian school. As part of our com­mit­ment to Chris­tian edu­ca­tion and the min­istry, we do not dis­crim­i­nate, but provide equal oppor­tu­ni­ty to any stu­dent apply­ing for admis­sion to Mount Hope Chris­tian School with­out regard to race, creed, col­or, nation­al or eth­nic orig­in, sex or hand­i­cap (as long as the needs of that child can best be served through M.H.C.S.).

OUR VISION STATEMENT
Mount Hope Chris­tian School:
•pro­vides stu­dents with a solid foun­da­tion in Christ
•edu­cates stu­dents accord­ing to their unique gifts
•grad­u­ates god­ly young men and wom­en of char­ac­ter, vision and ser­vice

In christ are hid all the trea­sures of wis­dom and knowl­edge.” Colos­sians 2:3

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

What is our mis­sion?
Our stu­dents are being trans­formed dai­ly into the image of Christ through the com­bined efforts of both the home and school. We offer excel­lent aca­d­e­mic pro­grams that focus on edu­cat­ing the whole child. We feel that chil­dren should be devel­op­ing in the fol­low­ing five areas: aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly, social­ly, phys­i­cal­ly, emo­tion­al­ly, and, most impor­tant­ly, spir­i­tu­al­ly. Our belief is that each child devel­ops and learns at his/her own pace. Chil­dren also have very unique gifts. It is our respon­si­bil­i­ty as edu­ca­tors to iden­ti­fy and encour­age the­se areas in your child. We strong­ly believe in the cre­ative arts and will do our best to edu­cate your chil­dren in the­se areas as well.

Our approach to learn­ing
We use many approach­es to learn­ing. We have learned that because all stu­dents are dif­fer­ent, thier learn­ing styles are dif­fer­ent. Most stu­dents need a com­bi­na­tion of modal­i­ties. A com­bi­na­tion of many tech­niques will reach the great­est audi­ence of learn­ers.

In many of our younger class­rooms, a the­mat­ic approach to educ­tion is used. The chil­dren learn all of the core aca­d­e­mics through themes: i.e., pil­grims. Chil­dren learn best using a hands-on, cre­ative, inter­ac­tive approach. They also learn best when they can relate new infor­ma­tion to their knowl­edge base.

We use a Bib­li­cal mod­el.
We feel that our phi­los­o­phy is in keep­ing with how Jesus teach­es us. None of us are in the same place at the same time in our walk or edu­ca­tion with Him. The Lord uses a unique approach to edu­cat­ing each of us. He also uses many meth­ods to edu­cate us, such as the Word of God, our every­day expe­ri­ences and our rela­tion­ships with­in the body of Christ. Our Father treats us as unique and very spe­cial indi­vid­u­als.

With that phi­los­o­phy in mind, would it be fair to offer our stu­dents any less than a per­son­al­ized pro­gram to meet each indi­vid­u­al child’s needs?
What makes us unique?
We edu­cate the whole child. The areas that we address are aca­d­e­mic, spir­i­tu­al, emo­tion­al, social, and phys­i­cal.
We tai­lor pro­grams to meet the children’s dif­fer­ent learn­ing styles. We assess their work­ing lev­els on a con­tin­u­ous basis. Chil­dren learn at their own rate of speed.
We provide small class­rooms, assur­ing low pupil-teacher ratios. Assis­tant Teach­ers are assigned to the preschool, kinder­garten and grade 1 class­rooms as need­ed.
We provide and assist with Stu­dent Ser­vices (indi­vid­u­al tutor­ing, spe­cial needs, and enrich­ment) for all stu­dents.
We equip the class­rooms with com­put­ers and pro­grams to enhance their learn­ing expe­ri­ence.
We offer an extend­ed care pro­gram before and after school to assist our par­ents.
We offer after-school cre­ative arts and sports pro­grams for a well-round­ed edu­ca­tion.
We provide a strong aca­d­e­mic base so that our stu­dents are able to grad­u­ate and move on to insti­tu­tions of high­er learn­ing.
Most impor­tant­ly, we provide a strong Bib­li­cal foun­da­tion in order that our stu­dents may be equipped for real-life skills.