ACADEMICS OVERVIEW

It is the purpose of Grace Cascade Christian Schools to provide a sound academic education integrated with a Christian view of God and the world.

The Bible is specific in stating the principles which underlie Christian education, one of which the Apostle Paul presented when he wrote of Christ, “For by Him were all things created, both in the heavens and on earth…And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16-17). John, the beloved disciple, wrote in his Gospel, “All things came into being by Him; and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being(John 1:3)

Bible Instruction

All students are required to furnish their own Bibles. For the younger grades, we recommend the New International Version (NIV) as an excellent Bible for reading and understanding. We discourage the use of Today’s New International Version (TNIV) because it makes significant changes in the gender language of the original text.

At Grace Christian School and Cascade Christian Middle School (preschool – 8), daily class periods will be devoted to Bible instruction, including a systematic study of the Word of God, memorization of scripture, written assignments and singing. Students will be encouraged to apply God’s Word in their lives.

For our elementary and middle school students, we continue to include The Young Peacemaker as part of our Bible curriculum. This course gives a very practical way of applying biblical principles to help our children respond to conflict in a way that will build relationships and honor God. It explains how many conflicts are caused by sin in our lives and teaches how we can take responsibility for our attitudes and actions. Included are concrete steps for repentance, confession, and forgiveness to bring about true reconciliation. Our students are encouraged to sign the Peacemakers Pledge, which is posted in each classroom.

At the high school, students delve in a deeper level into the understandings of the Bible, who they are in Christ, and how they can apply Biblical principals in their every day lives. By their senior year, they have learned how to stay strong in their faith as they prepare for their experiences in higher education, the work place, the armed forces, or to begin a family of their own.