Discipleship From the Top Down, School Trips, and a Safe Environment for Learning
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Discipleship From the Top Down
- Our staff models the Christian life for all students through God-honoring speech and actions, class devotions, and prayer.
- Our parents guide students toward appropriate Christian behavior both at school and at home.
- Our Servant Leader program seeks to mold high school students into strong Christian leaders who both mentor and serve our younger students on campus and on the middle school Expedition. Younger students look up to the Servant Leaders and seek to emulate them.
Hands-on Approach to Education
Middle school students go on a Science Expedition to the Georgia coast each spring, and high school students on a Senior Retreat each fall to a location within a day’s drive of Living Science. The trips features the following:
- Hands-on learning – Students experience the reality of God’s world as they observe scientific phenomena using their five senses.
- STEM activities – Students conduct sophisticated experiments and research that prepare them for college STEM classes and labs.
- Teamwork – Students participate in science experiments and conduct engineering tasks in groups, designed to foster a problem solving mentality.
- Community Service – Students serve in the communities visited to give them an appreciation of leading by example.
- Historical Emphasis – Students become aware of the multifaceted structure of the world in which they live and recognize God’s hand in leading historical figures in their discoveries.
Although Proverbs 22:15 tells us that “foolishness is bound in the heart of a child,” we expect our students to treat all others with Christian love and kindness, tolerant of any differences. Our staff, parents, and students do everything we can to ensure that all students on our campus, including those who may be especially vulnerable to teasing, feel accepted and surrounded by the love of God.
Defending the Faith
- We teach Biblical views in all subjects at Living Science consistent with the views expressed in our Statement of Faith.
- Unlike many other schools, we also introduce worldly views to our students, especially in high school classes. Students learn to spot the errors in non-Biblical arguments and to respond to them with Godly truth. In this way, students are prepared to defend their faith and deal with the biases against Christians in college and beyond.
Individualized Curriculum and Instruction
We know that all students have different needs and different learning styles. We help students by:
- Offering a smorgasbord approach to our curriculum. Because our program is built on science, each student must be enrolled in science class. Parents are free, however, to add any other classes appropriate for their students. We offer all of the required academic classes from third grade through high school, along with a number of electives.
- Offering multi-sensory instruction. Some students are visual learners, some auditory, some kinesthetic; others have a combination of learning styles. We try to provide instruction using each of these learning styles so that all students can do their best. We also try to partner with parents to ensure that assignments are modified when necessary.