Philosophy of Education and ESO

IAS is a private nonprofit school established to primarily serve the international community. Its goal is to provide a quality education in the tradition of conservative Christian ethics and values, which are in agreement with the purposes of the sponsoring organization, NICS.

  • It is to be understood that all cultures, customs, and religions will be treated with respect. Therefore, emphasis will be placed on developing respect for all people and nations.
  • IAS believes that each student is created as a unique individual and is of supreme worth. Consequently, the dignity and worth of the individual should be highly respected.
  • The school’s program is committed to developing the whole person in the following areas; academic, physical, social and spiritual. These are incorporated into the areas of citizenship training, character development, personal values, and ethics.
  • IAS believes education should foster independent thinking and exploration and provide students with the life skills necessary to function as productive members of society.
  • The school believes that students vary as to inherent and acquired learning styles and that these differences must be taken into consideration in the educational process through differentiating instruction.
  • Because change is a constant factor in life, education should encourage students to develop personal values and thinking processes which will facilitate their intelligent adaptability to a changing society and world where fluidity is essential.

EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES (ESOs)

Students should be:

LIFELONG LEARNERS WHO:

  • Know and understand the standards of Biblical morality and continually grow in the knowledge and understanding of God.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history and the cultures of other people and places.
  • Effectively identify and utilize a variety of resources to analyze and evaluate information in order to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Transfer concepts from one discipline to another.

COMPETENT COMMUNICATORS WHO:

  • Express themselves clearly and effectively to others using both written and oral communication.
  • Receive and interpret messages of others in an effective manner.
  • Comprehend and articulate the Christian worldview while acknowledging the existence of other worldviews.

COMMITTED CONTRIBUTORS WHO:

  • Take advantage of emerging technology and other resources in order to create quality intellectual, artistic, practical, and physical products.
  • Value and respect persons of other races, cultures, and faiths.
  • Recognizing the worth of all mankind as a unique creation of God, willingly devote their time, energies, and talents to improve the quality of life in our world.
  • Respect and submit to proper authority
  • Work effectively and cooperatively in group settings.