The Friends Experience
Developing a passion for excellence
In the classroom, on the athletic field, and on the stage, FCS students are pursuing excellence. They may try out for the 4th grade S.C.O.R.E Street Hockey Team, take on the challenge of participating in an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Spelling Bee, or light up the stage as part of a musical production.
Nurturing creativity and innovation
Students are encouraged to think creatively and consider innovative ways to solve problems regardless of whether they are building a robot or planning a service project. When the Ebola crisis in Liberia prevented donations of school supplies from reaching orphans in need, middle school students and staff found another way: they had an art auction to raise money for needed supplies. The result: over $23,000 was raised and, just as important, students gained confidence in their ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
Equipping students to impact their world for Jesus Christ
Making a difference in your world means more than acquiring knowledge or computer skills or mastering a particular gift, although all those things are commendable. Making a difference requires having the confidence to take what you have learned and apply it outside the classroom.
Inspiring students to love God and love others
From their earliest days in preschool, students hear about the importance of loving God, praying for others, and doing what is right: be nice to your friends, be helpful and responsible. They learn, through lessons and by experience, at every age and grade, that love is active. If we love God we automatically seek to know Him better, grow in our relationship with Him, and act out our faith. FCS students take the initiative to reach out to others in service projects, in volunteer opportunities in their churches and community, and in how they interact with teachers and each other.