Mission, Vision & Creed

“… that they may know the mystery of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Col. 2:2-3

MISSION STATEMENT

To educate and challenge able and committed students by means of the seven liberal arts and the four sciences, based upon two millennia of enduring classical wisdom; a way of education that has been cultivated and nurtured by Christianity since the birth of the Church; a way of education that is both liberating and timeless. In other words, Orthodox Christian Classical Education in its truest form. We will cultivate in our students wisdom and virtue by nourishing their souls on truth, goodness and beauty.  We will ready them to approach life and vocation in this world with exceptional skill, faith, humility, honor and delight to the end that, in Jesus Christ – the Logos, the Wisdom, the Word and the Son of God – these young men and women are better able to know and enjoy God and are better prepared to live out the Kingdom of God, both in this temporal life and in the life of the world to come.


VISION STATEMENT

We desire that all students will embrace a lifelong love of God, of their fellow man and of learning; that they will grow as men and women of virtue and noble character who live purely, work eagerly, contemplate clearly, listen attentively, discern wisely, reason rightly and articulate accurately . . . and they will do all of this willfully from their hearts as an act of worship for the glory of the Triune God – the Father, the Son (Christ, the Logos) and the Holy Spirit.


SCHOOL CREED   • Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed ¹

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.  And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages: light from light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one essence with the Father, through whom all things were made; Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man.  And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried.  And on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures; and He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  And He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.  And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.  In one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.  I confess one baptism for the remission of sins.  I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.


¹  Note: The Nicene Creed should properly be called the “Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed” since it was formally drawn up at the first ecumenical council in Nicea (325 AD) and at the second ecumenical council in Constantinople (381 AD).