The vision and mission of our school
Who we are…
Cherokee Christian School is a biblically-based, Christ-centered, independent, non-denominational, covenant school that partners with Christian families to educate students in grades K-12.
We are driven by three primary objectives in all that we do as a school:
In students about what really matters – that Jesus Christ is preeminent, that all things were created by Him and through Him, and that in Him, all things hold together (Colossians 1:15-18). This profound and comprehensive truth is foundational to true knowledge and purpose.
In the stewardship of all that God has given to us, so that in all we do – whether in the classroom, on a sports field, or in conversations with friends – our primary aim is the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
As a prominent feature of our school community – the kind of joy that is produced in us by God and is, therefore, sustained by our constant trust and confidence in Him to provide what we need for every task, trial, and triumph (Galatians 5:22; James 1:2-4).
We exist to impart the knowledge, tools, and skills students need to walk wisely and serve redemptively in God’s world.
We are committed to providing students with a learning environment that enables them to grow in knowledge and in wisdom so that they are prepared for a life of fruitful service and faithfulness to the Lord. Our teachers devote themselves each day to inspire students to engage their hearts and minds in the process of learning, and to face the rigor of a CCS education with diligence and faith. In time, students recognize that rigor, in all its forms, is the very thing the Lord uses to mature and equip us for every good work, and bind us together in common mission and purpose.
With a wide range of extracurricular opportunities available to students, CCS places a premium upon the fullness of life for which God created us. We believe a biblically-based education encompasses mind, body, and soul, so we push our students toward active engagement outside the classroom. Whether it is competitive athletics, interest-based clubs and activities, or leading out in service, full-orbed student life is always the goal.
Ultimately, we consider it a distinct privilege and a sacred responsbility to provide Christian education to students every day. Our expectation and hope is that students would learn as much or more by what they see in our example as they do by what we teach (Philippians 3:17).