FRIENDSHIPS ARE FORMED
School is more than an education for the mind. It is also an education for the soul. We were created for fellowship with our God and with others. At ICS we intentionally create opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction outside of the confines of a classroom. Our students serve together, play together, eat together and compete together. These are the lifelong friendship-building opportunities. Just look around and see our graduates as they return for activities and stop by during college breaks to walk our hallways and spend time with our teachers.
We also provide opportunities for parents to get to know other parents as well as our faculty. Friendships are made during the Back-to-School picnic, at Grandparents’ Day, at our Spaghetti Dinner, on class field trips, praying together for our students and serving alongside students on a class service projects. The opportunities are endless but the outcome is the same; spending time together creates bonds that last a lifetime.
Mentor. Friendship. Peer. These words describe the benefits students gain through our Family Dining program. Each Tuesday and Thursday faculty and students join together for purposeful conversation during lunch in the lunchroom. On Wednesday and Friday, students will have opportunities to enjoy lunch in small group settings in various classrooms. These are opportunities for our teachers to engage with students twice a week in a casual conversational setting. These occasions transform our discussions over lunch and positively influence the social dynamics of our school. Our Family Dining program is designed to ensure that everyone, from Grade 1 to Grade 8, will know others by name and make friendships across grade levels and age groups.
Our Character-in-Action program is how we guide students to leading a godly life. This program is integrated into every corner of our campus through chapel programs, class service projects and school-wide opportunities to serve others. Service is at the heart of who we are. We believe these are the types of habits that will shape the hearts of future servant-leaders and there is no better time to start than now.