This was our unwritten mission since our earliest beginnings back in 1901, and became our written mission a few years later. It is not something we take lightly or flippantly, but gives us joyful meaning and glad purpose each day we’re here. It unites us as well, so that what happens in 2nd grade is important to us later in middle school, so that the quality work done by our preschool teacher aides and school janitors is as important as the work accomplished by Bible teachers and administrators. We are grateful for our work, for our calling to it, and to our heavenly Father who loves us enough to not only die for us all, but to enable us to serve and heartily live for Him in all we do!
Our mission here at Holland Christian Schools is to equip our students’ minds and nurture their hearts in such a holy way as to prepare those minds and hearts to transform our world for Jesus Christ.
Equipped minds & nurtured hearts are:
- Possessing the knowledge and skills to function effectively in a diverse world
- Equipped for the next endeavor, whether further instruction or an occupation
- Possessing a knowledge of God’s Word; able to understand and defend a Biblical worldview
- Able to critically evaluate the current culture in light of God’s Word.
- Enjoying a vibrant, growing relationship with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- Understanding their God-given design, and desiring to serve Jesus Christ in whatever they do
Developed in the context of:
A comprehensive learning community
An excellent academic education that is Biblically based, reflective of Reformed thinking, and accommodating of the unique design of each student, a broad range of high-quality extra-curricular activities, community service, and cross-cultural opportunities
A spiritually enriching environment
- Gifted and passionately committed Christian teachers and staff who positively influence students.
- An authentic and vibrant Christian community that encourages spiritual growth while also fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance
Enabling students to transform the world for Jesus Christ by:
Living for Jesus Christ
Carrying out their life’s work as a calling from God and demonstrating that all of their resources belong to God.
Reflecting Christ’s love in the family, neighborhood, and throughout the world. Actively involved in a Christ-centered church and using their gifts to passionately serve others in Christ’s name.
Serving the world
Building relationships with and introducing Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him, and seeking in all endeavors to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with their God.”
”I love that my school is a Christian school. I love that we share in worship each week and learn about the world through a Christian perspective; I love my teachers, how they show their faith in their teaching, and are always willing to reach out to me outside of school if I need them.
”The teachers are outstanding and go above and beyond the call to impact my kids.
”The teachers care about their students: they want to help students develop their strengths and understand that they are made in god's image with specific talents and gifts.
”I think holland Christian’s teaching staff is a huge strength. The level of care, concern, and character that most of the teachers possess is what makes the HC experience so impactful for our kids.
”No child is just a number. Teachers really know them, understand their strengths and weaknesses, lift them up in prayer, challenge classmates to care about them and for them.
Looking for more detail?
These are the highlights of why we do what we do, but if you want to read our full Statement of Educational Philosophy it goes into a lot more detail.