Our Curriculum

Equipping students. Transforming Lives.

Our K-12 Biblical Studies curriculum is designed to provide a distinctively Christian teaching and learning environment, and make clear how we are intentionally integrating faith into your child’s education.

Equipping students. Transforming Lives.

Our K-12 Biblical Studies curriculum is designed to provide a distinctively Christian teaching and learning environment, and make clear how we are intentionally integrating faith into your child’s education.

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Introduction
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Our vision for Christian education is to become more like Christ as we serve others and participate in God’s reconciliation, redemption, and restoration of the world. We aim to develop the whole child, to promote shalom in our communities, and to develop the competencies that are necessary for life-long transformation and development of faith in our graduates.

THE LCS LEARNER PROFILE

Our deep hope for our Christian learning community

Acknowledgments

GOALS & RATIONALE
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The LCS K-12 Biblical Studies curriculum is what makes an LCS education distinctive from other schools. We are more than a school with skilled Christian teachers who teach a BC curriculum.

Biblical Studies K-12 is taught as a stand-alone subject, but the learning goals and content are also fully integrated into all other subjects and extra-curricular programming.

K-12 BIBLICAL STUDIES RATIONALE

Curricular Position Statements (from ED100.001 Curriculum Policy) 

FORMATIVE PRACTICES
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Our K-12 Biblical Studies teaching framework is about  designing learning experiences that invite students to engage in dynamic and experiential learning.

We design and facilitate discussions about the world in light of the Biblical narrative. Christian teaching is a process of learning how faith informs how we live and learn together.

Guidelines for teachers and parents: FORMATIONAL CHRISTIAN TEACHING PRACTICES

How do we teach? LCS INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDELINES

 

Our K-12 Biblical Studies curriculum aims to foster the development of each of the 6 Learner Attributes that describe what we strive to develop in all learners.

expand_more FAITH-INFORMED DISCERNMENT

Faith-informed ethical decision making and problem-solving

The learner applies knowledge of God and Biblical perspectives to evaluate truth claims and to make reasoned, informed judgements or decisions about important questions or ethical dilemmas in our culture. Learners develop awareness of biases and prejudicial reactions when examining different thinking fallacies, ways of knowing, and sources of knowledge. They explore, uncover and evaluate diverse perspectives through a Biblical lens. (Acts 17:11; 1 Cor 6:12; Rom 12:2)

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Local & Global Kingdom service

The learner is equipped and discipled to actively serve others, and model stewardship and service as an ambassador of Christ. The learner engages in contributing to and making an impact in one’s community. Students are collaborative problem solvers and community builders who take responsibility for themselves and others, and who care for and steward God’s creation. Students are able to imagine and implement actions that promote ongoing restoration. (2 Cor 5:20; Gal 5:13; Eph 2:19)

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Striving for Shalom and reconciliation

The learner is encouraged to develop a Christ-like compassion, hospitality, and awareness of real-world problems, globally and locally. The learner embraces the diversity of others as part of God’s design for the world. The learner is invited to be a peace-maker and change agent who seeks to learn from and understand others’ narratives, and engage in recognizing our part in God’s redemptive plan. Learners strive for opportunities to partner with the Spirit’s work in reconciliation, restoration and justice. (Micah 6:8; Phil 2:3-5)

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Courage, connection-making and appreciation for Creation

The learner is invited to thrive in discovering patterns, and uncovering the beauty, truth and wonder in God’s design for creation. The learner embodies hope and joy through thoughtfully inquiring about the presence of God in all things and examining their own beliefs about the world. They demonstrate courage by relying on what they do know and observe, to trust faithfully in the unseen. Learners are curious, reflective and open-minded risk takers who develop a sense of achievement, resilience and independence in their thinking. (Psalm 104:24; Ecc 3:11)

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Identities and relationship with God, Self and Others

The learner grows in understanding and confidence of who God created them to be. The learner is invited into a worshipping community, encouraged to identify and develop a sense of purpose, and are discipled to live a life modeled on the character of Christ. Learners participate in and cultivate personal and corporate practices and habits that are transformative and promote a life of wholeness, wellbeing and worship. (Jer 29:11; 2 Tim 1:7; Mark 12: 28-32)

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Relationships based on Grace and Humility

The learner develops effective verbal and non-verbal communication that characterizes integrity, grace, love and empathy for others. The learner is equipped to develop authentic listening, communication and conflict resolution skills that invite positive relationships through understanding, cooperation, and valuing and loving others as image bearers. Learners share, evaluate, and present themselves in a way that is honourable, respectful, and honest. (Col 4:6; Eph 4:29)

Know God.

Love Others.

Live Purposefully.

THE LCS LEARNER PROFILE
Our Curriculum Explained
GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS