What makes us different?

A common misconception about education styles is that the “traditional” model works best. That is, a teacher, with a textbook and 30 students, all attempting to work at the same speed and on the same academic level works better than anything else. After all, that’s how most of us were educated. However, that’s really not “traditional” education at all.

In earlier days, the textbook was placed in the hands of the student, and every child was challenged academically from where they actually were, not from where they were expected to be. For some students, this means they require some extra assistance and time with the basics. For others, it means they can broaden their horizons and experience more electives because they are able to advance a little more quickly. What must be understood is that BOTH of these scenarios are completely normal. The common “Lock-Step” method of instruction used in most of our educational institutions today is failing many of our children. They’re either behind or bored.

Why not approach a child’s education the way God sees them—as a unique, gifted individual unlike anyone else in all of creation? At FCS, we take the time to academically diagnose every child much the way a doctor prescribes treatment for a patient—based on their individual needs. In short, we do what’s best for every student regardless of what other “traditional” models might say.

Our Philosophy

VISION | Developing a Biblical world-view one child at a time.

MISSION | Helping parents raise Godly children by sharing a commitment to spiritual growth and individualized, academic excellence.

BIBLICALLY BASED | At FCS we believe God's Word must be at the center of everything we do. If a foundation is unstable, then eventually the structure will fall. From Science to Civics, everything is presented with a Biblical World View as an essential component of a quality Christian education.

INDIVIDUALLY FOCUSED | Parents with more than one child know that all children are definitely not created equal! So why would every child's educational needs be the same? We diagnose & prescribe individualized courses of study based on each student's academic needs & interests, not simply according to their age. Students find this approach richly rewarding without sacrificing the quality of their educational experience.

ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT | When considering a school for your child, in addition to the spiritual environment, academic quality is of vital importance. For our core subjects, we have partnered with Alpha Omega Publications to provide an academically excellent, highly individualized education. Many of our courses use Ignitia, a computer-based curriculum that uses mastery teaching, entertaining video content, instant evaluation & feedback, and other creative ways to integrate web-based resources into every lesson. Other opportunities include class discussions & interaction, weekly chapel, a variety of multi-grade electives & community service opportunities.

FAMILY CENTERED | We firmly believe that a quality, Christian education functions best as an extension of the family environment at home. We exist to work with you, the parents, to reinforce the values you are diligently teaching to your children. (Deut. 6:5-9)

FINANCIALLY AFFORDABLE | Because many families in today’s economy simply can’t afford normal private schooling costs, we have endeavored to keep our pricing structure as inexpensive as possible. On average, our total school cost averages, per student, at least 30%-50% less than other institutions.