While serious discipline issues are rare, we strive to base our policies on our understanding of the Holy Scriptures and how God’s inspired and authoritative Word speaks normatively to every aspect of life and thought. To help us work this out in the classroom and all of school life, and to ensure clarity of expectations, we have established the Seven Major School Rules, and we make some use of the “Love and Logic” methodology.
Perfect behavior does not equal Christian faith or eternal salvation. Disciplinary situations are God-given opportunities to show the grace, goodness, and redemption of God in Christ set against the sinful deceitfulness of our fallen natures. They are spiritual occasions to lead a child to understand his or her own sin, and to find grace from God in repentance and forgiveness.
Each student is a unique individual with his or her own personal, spiritual, social and educational needs. As a result, every disciplinary situation becomes distinctive in nature. Consequences for misbehavior provide the best learning value when matched to the unique student and the specific situation. We therefore seek to individuate disciplinary procedures knowing that children learn best from their mistakes when they see a reasonable connection between their own behavior and the resulting consequences.
We believe that:
The Seven Major School Imperatives
These “Imperatives” are derived from the longer statement of our “Seven Major School Rules.”
To learn more about our discipline policies please download our Parent & Student Handbook for 2015-16.