The Ideal Graduate

The Ideal Providence Graduate

 

At Providence Classical School, we desire that our students will be transformed by the renewing of their minds.  In order that we might strive together to this end, we submit the following as the goals of our educational and cultural endeavors.  The ideal PCS graduate will be known for the following traits:

 

  • In their CHARACTER, graduates will…
    • Seek to bear nobly the image of Christ.
    • Seek to serve God and the community humbly with his/her God-given resources.
    • Demonstrate discipline, honor and integrity in a well-balanced life.
    • Respect proper authority, yet be capable and willing to lead.
    • Pursue passionately the kingdom of God, not the kingdom of the world
    • Authentically live out their faith in practice.

 

  • In their KNOWLEDGE, graduates will…
    • Understand that God is the author and fount of all truth, goodness, and beauty.
    • Recognize that all humans are created in God’s image and bear that image in the following ways: by ruling, serving, and caretaking our “gardens” of responsibility.
    • Acknowledge that our work is modeled after God’s work as we create with truth, goodness, and beauty in community with others.
    • Understand that the gospel is the answer to all of life.
    • Master the primary academic disciplines, including a thorough grasp of the history, literature and philosophy of Western civilization.
    • Engage in the “great conversation” and in a lifelong pursuit of learning.
    • Understand the fundamentals of each of the liberal arts and intuitively recognize how to integrate these disciplines in work and thought.

 

  • In their DISCERNMENT, graduates will…
    • Recognize, appreciate and pursue beauty and truth through both logical and poetic thought and observation.
    • Seek to understand God’s redemptive plan in the rich intricacies of history, current events and the natural world.
    • Listen, evaluate, and reason through the filter of a coherent and Biblical worldview.
    • View every story as a reflection or a distortion of the True Story.
    • Choose leisure activities that are creative and restorative.
    • Desire and exercise wisdom for wisdom’s sake above any pragmatic ends.

 

  • In their COMMUNICATION, graduates will…
    • Engage and redeem the culture and be recognized for their eloquence and grace as they do so.
    • Employ clarity, logic and style in both speech and composition.
    • Articulate respectfully and defend winsomely their positions with confidence and intelligence.
    • Submit to listen and to understand before passing judgment.
    • Present the truth of the gospel of Christ graciously through word and deed.