Education Centered on Christ
Christ-Centered, Globally Minded
Christ-Centered Teaching at ANCS
What does it mean to be Christ Centered, Globally Minded?
At ANCS, we emphasize Excellence, Global Mindedness, and Character. At the heart of it all, binding these together, we are Christ Centered; just as Col. 3:14 tells us "Above all, put on love, which binds these virtues together in unity." With Christ as our model and at the center of our love for others, we can pursue all these things through Him. Read on to learn more about what teaching looks like through a Christian worldview at ANCS.
All Nations Community School is not affiliated with an individual church or denomination, but our teachers and leaders at All Nations are self-identified followers of Jesus and are members of local Christian churches of various denominations. Our faculty regularly prays together for our school, our students, and our families. Teachers undergo a rigorous interview process, including questions about their faith and what mission means to them. Finally, they sign our Statement of Faith as an additional confirmation of their intentions to continue growing in their relationship with the Lord.
All ANCS students regularly participate in Service Learning, which is not "community service," but rather learning through the experience of serving. Students as young as Pre-K learn to serve starting in their first year at ANCS. Every semester, students participate in at least one off-campus service opportunity. Middle and High School students have the opportunity to travel in the spring to serve abroad in the mission field; in Spring 2023, Grades 7-10 are traveling to Costa Rica with Joshua Expeditions. We love to see how our students grow from year to year in their hearts for service. ANCS has established relationships with a number of local charitable organizations where we serve regularly, such as The Abundant Harvest Kitchen and Mercy House Global. Our students have a huge heart for serving on campus and off! We are a globally minded school: at ANCS, we desire to inspire godly young men and women to love all nations and serve our local and global community with humility.
Biblical Character Education
Students at all grade levels participate in weekly Character Education, which has its foundations rooted in Biblical values and virtues: patience, generosity, loving your neighbor, and helping those around us, to name only a few. Students are encouraged to memorize a monthly Bible verse connected to learner attributes such as being an Inquirer, a Good Communicator, or Knowledgeable.
Every week, our school meets for Community Time, our all-school assembly. Middle and High Schoolers are given the opportunity to lead the student body in prayer, as well as hearing teachers lead our school community in prayer. Please note that students and families of all faiths (or none) are welcome at All Nations Community School. Students who do not wish to pray or lead prayer are simply asked to be respectful of those praying. Christian students will find ANCS to be a nurturing environment for their faith, while also learning to respectfully ask questions and have meaningful conversations with those who have different beliefs.
All Nations students enjoy the opportunity to choose from elective coursework that is offered on Fridays each semester for our "Curiosity to Creation" clubs. Discipleship groups are regularly offered by faculty as a CTC options, and students who wish to partake will enjoy memorizing Scripture, learning Bible stories, and singing worship songs together.
Moms in Prayer International
All ANCS Moms are invited to join our weekly Moms in Prayer group. You do not have to be experienced at prayer, and you do not need to pray out loud. Silence is an opportunity for listening to the Lord's voice! All Moms are welcome to join us any time in praying for our children, the student body, ANCS teachers, and our entire school community.