The mission of Christ Lutheran School is to encourage children to be:
1. Children who recognize they are children of God.
Children see themselves as a very special creation, unique and loved by God. Children see Jesus as their very best friend and their Savior who loved them enough to die for their sins. They are learning to live in a relationship of love and forgiveness.
Examples are: Bible stories, table prayers, Chapel, songs
2. Children who have a positive self-concept.
Children must see themselves as being valued by God. God has given each of them talents and abilities. At the same time they must feel free to risk failure while learning, and understand that mistakes are a part of learning and growing.
Examples are: Positive guidance and discipline, talking with children eye-to-eye
3. Children who are physically healthy and coordinated.
Children who are not healthy do not have the energy to learn. Health requires that children be well nourished, have adequate rest, and opportunity for vigorous activity to develop in body mastery.
Examples are: Providing a sanitary environment. Physical activities.
4. Children who begin to relate to other children, adults and to deal with their own emotions.
Children must be able to play and work with other children and adults, begin to channel their emotions into outlets that are acceptable, and adjust to a group situation. Children who like and trust other adults are beginning to feel part of a community or group.
5. Children who expand their understanding of the world.
God has created an interesting world, filled with a community of diverse people who perform a variety of skills and services. God also shows that He is a God of order in how He has created the human body, as well as through the wonder and variety of animal and plant life.
Examples are: Unit and theme teaching, science
6. Children who can use language to communicate with others.
Children learn through talking and asking questions. They relate to people through exchanging ideas. Children must be able to speak so that others know what they mean. They also learn how to communicate with God through prayer.
Examples are: Sharing, calendar, snack time, conversation, prayer, playtime and art.
7. Children who express themselves in the arts.
Through expression and appreciation of aesthetic events and activities, children gain an understanding of ideas. Children express them in their own way. They may use movement, art media, talking, dramatics, building materials, music, and many others. These children are comfortable with the possibilities of creative materials.
Examples are: The Arts, music, drama activities.
8. Children who are curious and want to learn.
Ability to be a critical thinker and a problem-solver is learned. Children are naturally curious. They learn by observing, asking questions, looking at pictures, solving problems, and trying. different ways to do things.
Examples are: Scientific study, large and small group study
9. Children who are independent.
Children must have the opportunity to make some judgments and decisions in becoming self-disciplined, self-guided, and self-directed. Children are beginning to be able to solve some of their own problems.