Academics at CFS
At CFS our goal is to provide a challenging and stimulating instructional environment where students feel secure and loved. In order to accomplish this, we strive to hire competent and loving teachers who can provide excellent instruction and genuinely love their students. The integration of faith, character and knowledge of their subject matter in the life of the teacher is the foundation for learning for our students.
Students receive instruction in a relational context, and therefore learn to develop loving relationships with both their teachers and their fellow students. CFS students consistently perform above state and national averages on standardized tests, demonstrating mastery of academic content. We are encouraged by these results; however, the thing that most current and former students consistently mention when asked about their time at CFS is that they felt loved by their teachers, that their teachers genuinely cared about them, and that they developed deep friendships with their fellow students. This is what genuinely excites us, and it is the overarching goal of our instruction.
The integration of faith and learning, and the understanding of subject matter in the context of a Christian worldview is also one of our highest goals. Integration is best modeled and “caught” from teachers who have integrated their faith and the knowledge of their subject matter. We utilize textbooks from Christian publishers such as A Beka, Bob Jones, and Purposeful Design to further provide opportunities for students to see how the knowledge they are learning fits into a Biblical worldview. Some secular textbooks are utilized in middle and high school courses when they provide the best available option for instruction.
Students receive Bible instruction daily at all grade levels, and participate in weekly chapels to develop unity and deepen their understanding of the Christian faith.