Mission, Vision, Values
Every effective organization is clear on their mission, vision and values. Although they may not be formally written down, they are very clearly communicated and observed by the leadership. At North Hills Christian School, we have made an effort to be very deliberate with each of these including our strategic plan. Over the years, the Board and leadership of the school have worked on and refined the mission, vision, values and strategic plan. These are very important beacons for us. All of our strategies, decisions and plans are filtered through the following mission, vision and core values.
The mission of North Hills Christian School is to "equip hearts and minds of students to impact the world for Christ."
NHCS seeks to provide a foundation built on a knowledge of TRUTH, guide students to develop qualities reflecting the CHARACTER of Jesus Christ, and provide opportunities for students to function as the body of Christ in SERVICE to God and in outreach to others.
Our Core Values
Biblical worldview: We must prepare students to view political, moral, social, and other life issues "through the lens of Scripture." We strive to produce students who view the scholarly pursuit the way God would have us view it.
Excellence: As a Christian school, we represent the name of Christ. Being excellent is not optional. This viewpoint affects everything from our hiring and instructional practices to our curriculum and to the way we love and support our students.
Scholarship: NHCS offers a multi-dimensional definition of academic scholarship. We seek to represent the full body of Christ, preparing every student to achieve to his or her full God-given potential. We strive to ensure that our academic program remains robust, rigorous, and relevant - individually customized to meet the needs of every student.
Leadership: In order to fulfill our school's mission "to impact the world for Christ," it is important that we produce intellectual Christian thinkers who are well-prepared to lead and serve in their respective life callings. By providing opportunities for students to organize and plan events, participate in clubs and co-curricular activities, serve in student government, participate in sports; NHCS provides ample opportunities for students to develop leadership skills.
Service: If learning does not move students to action, then it is futile. Therefore, NHCS students are urged to apply what they learn in the classroom to make a difference in the world outside. Our desire is to produce students who not only become intellectual Christian thinkers and leaders, but young men and women who also use their knowledge and studies to serve others.
Character: As we learn about science, math, history, or the fine arts, we also learn about our Creator. Therefore, study of these subjects should result in deeper knowledge of God which, in turn, produces character.
Innovation: We are committed to continuous improvement and ongoing innovation. Regularly, NHCS faculty members visit conferences and other schools of excellence around the nation in order to learn from them and spark creative, fresh ideas that may be implemented at NHCS. Our Board meets annually to review, refine or modify our strategic plan to insure we are moving in the right direction.
Supportive community: We consider ourselves a family. Not only do students develop incredible bonds with instructors, but our parents and faculty bond together, as well. Once a family joins the NHCS family, the school provides many opportunities for family involvement.