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.