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Excellent Academics + Life-on-Life Discipleship
Our 21st century classrooms are redesigned to not only integrate current technology but also to foster critical thinking, group collaboration, experiential learning and focus on identifying problems as well as finding solutions. Engaging students in class to become owners in their learning creates a dynamic learning culture and teaches them that exploration is endless.
But what makes ECS truly unique is that because we are a Christian school, we teach our students biblical truth in age-appropriate ways that are relevant to students today. In this age in which teen isolation and depression is on the rise, ECS students connect and share their triumphs and struggles with one another as their discipleship leader helps them apply gospel truths to their circumstances as a normal part of their school week. This is not merely sharing a Bible verse. This is sharing their lives and learning to trust the Lord and His Word for guidance and direction.
Teachers & Coaches Who Impact for Life
Our alumni often tell us what a difference ECS teachers made in their lives. Shy teenagers linger after class to seek advice from their teachers about personal matters. Players learn how to become godly men and women from watching how their coaches respond to unfair calls and hardships. Our teachers are not only passionate about teaching their subjects, but they also love their students and use every opportunity in the classroom, in discipleship groups and on the playing field to challenge them to know the Lord Jesus Christ.
Big enough to offer a lot. Small enough to try it all.
ECS offers students a broad range of options, from championship athletics to nationally and regionally recognized fine arts to a wide array of clubs and activities to pique any interest. Our small class sizes enable students to participate in multiple activities for a well-rounded experience while our teachers and coaches delight in helping students discover their gifts and develop their skills.
Our size helps with academics as well. Smaller class numbers afford teachers opportunities to customize their teaching to address each student’s needs.
Research tells us that teenagers today are not getting enough sleep, which affects their performance at school. That’s why students at the Shelby Farms campus start school at 8:45 a.m.*, and enjoy a rotating schedule to optimize and balance their attention in all classes. Students can take advantage of Zero Period, offered four days a week at 8:00 a.m., for tutoring before a test or extra help on homework.
*Supervised before care is offered beginning at 7:15 a.m., every day.
Partnering with Parents. Building for Life.
Success begins with a great partnership.
The partnership between the school and the home lays the foundation upon which we build our students for life. Practically speaking, children spend more time each week with their teachers and coaches than they spend with their own parents. It is no wonder that so many parents partner with ECS to ensure that godly men and women will teach their children the truths they value and model how to live an authentic Christian life in today’s world.
Building for life means more than preparing each child for the next grade, or even acceptance to his or her dream college, which we aim to do as well. It is bigger than that. For ECS, it means teaching the whole child – academically, athletically, creatively, socially and spiritually – and equipping each of our students through intentional discipleship to become godly leaders in their homes, churches, careers and communities.