At Muskoka Christian School we seek to provide a Christian atmosphere that is conducive to teaching and learning so that each graduate will be given opportunities to gain the following characteristics:
Characteristics as they relate to God:
1. Begins a commitment and fosters a desire to love and serve Jesus, as well as study His Word.
We want our students to realize God is Lord over all and accept His gift of salvation. We want that acceptance to lead to a life of thankfulness that emulates Him in all situations, conversations and experiences. The knowledge of how to lead that life would come from their reading of the Bible. (Mt. 22:39, Acts 4:12, Eph. 2:8-9, 1 Thes. 5:18, 1 Peter 2:21)
2. Discovers and experiences the joys and wonders of God’s world.
We want our students to study the creation in a way that gives them an excitement for the way in which God has created our world. We want our students to be in awe of what He has done and celebrate the intricacies of our world. (Is. 42:5-9, Ps. 8:3, Ps. 19:1, John 1:1, Ps. 104)
Characteristics as they relate to others:
3. Exercises Christian morals, values and discernment in society.
We want our students to evaluate various ideas and trends within our society. We want them to ask what Biblical truth says in all situations. We encourage our students to discuss and act in a way that is consistent with a Christian lifestyle. (James 1:22, Col. 1:10, Eph. 4:1, Phil. 1:9-11)
4. Fosters attitudes of compassion, encouragement and respect.
We want our students to demonstrate compassion when fellow human beings are hurting. We want our students to respect and value each other, their teachers, other adults and themselves. We want our students to be an encouragement to those around them. (Eph. 4:32, 1 John 3:18, Eph. 6:5, 1 Peter 2:17)
5. Develops understanding and appreciation of other personalities, communities, cultures and religions.
We want our students to view others as uniquely created by God. In studying others who may live differently than we do, our students can experience an understanding and appreciation of them. (1 Cor. 9:20-23)
6. Demonstrates an awareness of responsible Christian service and witness.
We want our students to live a life of service to God and others. We want our students to offer help to others freely, without being paid or coerced. We want our students to live a life that shows they follow the ways of Jesus. (1 Cor. 15:58, John 6:27, 1 Chr. 28:9, 2 Cor. 9:6-7, 12)
Characteristics as they relate to self:
7. Develops awareness of own learning style:
We want our students to analyze who they are and how they have been created uniquely. Each student will learn in a different way, and we want our students to know themselves so well that they understand their learning style. (Ps. 139)
8. Discovers and develops his/her gifts and talents and uses them to the fullest.
We want our students to know their gifts and abilities. We want them to use those talents in the school and outside the school. We want to encourage them to discover and use those talents so that they are faithful to God with what they have been given. (Col. 3:23-24)
9. Begins to freely and confidently express him/herself in all areas of being (academic, spiritual, physical, social and emotional).
We want our students to have a variety of experiences so that they can grow and develop in all areas. The education at MCS needs to be one that provides the students with an understanding of the academic, spiritual, physical, social and emotional side of life. (Luke 2:52)