Faith & Learning Blog
What is Excellence in Education?
Calvin’s mission statement ends with the phrase, “providing children from Christian families with an excellent education for a life of Christ-centered service.” So what is excellence at Calvin Christian? This is something we wrestle with regularly. In our strategic plan we listed defining “Excellence in Education” as a task we wanted to accomplish. We did this not just to have a document but also, to go through the process. At a school that is intentionally Christian in its perspective, excellence means academic achievement but also much more.
After some discussion we decided to define “Excellence in Education” through our Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs). These same results are evaluated by our accreditation body when they look at our performance as a school.
After much work at the Education Committee level, which involves parents, teachers, administrators, and board members we have come up with a completed document. You can find it on the school website in the Academic section. Take a look. Calvin continues to strive and be excellent in all areas to meet our mission of providing an excellent education for a life of Christ-centered service.