To develop through prayer, challenge, and a Christian worldview young people of strong character with active and creative minds, and the courage to act and stand on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each student: spiritual, intellectual, social, creative, emotional, and physical.
Ultimately, it is our goal to instill in our students a desire to not only love God, but to show it in practical, intentional, academic, and selfless ways. As Jesus said to the expert in the law in regards to the parable of the Good Samaritan, we seek to teach our students to “Go and do likewise,” (Luke 10:37b).
Odessa Christian School seeks to assist parents and families in training up their children in the way they should go. Our emphasis is on providing students with opportunities to grow and learn beyond proficiency and into mastery. Students learn through the use of questioning, research, and increasingly greater levels of self-directedness to instill a joy and passion for knowledge and application.
We value passion and perseverance as pricless components of helping students dicover their purposes, and believe it is imperative that faculty lead by Christian example. In this vein, we also assert that failure is not to be feared, but rather, a valuable learning tool by which students can grow in faith, wisdom, and discernment.
Finally, we seek to honor the Lord and carry out his commands, knowing that the greatest of these are “...‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your strength and with all your mind. This is the greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’” (Matthew 22:37—39).