Northville Christian School touches lives for eternity by providing a Christ-centered educational community which instills the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character, and ministry.
In order to accomplish our mission, the school provides a Christ-centered education to qualified students from the Metro Detroit area without distinction of race, national origin, or socio-economic status. For over thirty years, our school has provided a biblically based culture and curriculum in which children have discovered the benefits of integrity and hard work. Our graduates have been prepared for a life of excellence by their parents and teachers united in prayer and purpose to bring out the best in each child. It is our hope that this information will aid each family in making an informed decision.
Philosophy & Goals
NCS has become one of the most effective schools in Michigan providing a culture of respect and higher learning for children. Families have discovered our school is a safe and respectful community. Our students are given an opportunity to grow into the people that God intended without outside destructive influences. The students engage in normal childhood fun, have a chance to be themselves and discover the benefits derived from following wisdom. Problems are effectively addressed with older student mentors and staff using healthy ideas and principles. By being able to flourish emotionally and socially, students are able to succeed academically.
We have one of the most effective programs to guide children towards mathematical and literacy mastery in Michigan. We have combined traditional strategies with new proven approaches to offer a curriculum that ensures every child succeeds. By approaching instruction with a diagnostic intent, we are able to design lesson presentations that capture the unique learning style of each student. Through our own documentation and the results from annual Terra Nova testing, we can see that our students score well above grade level in math, literacy and sciences. Scores for students attending public schools average in the 50th percentile, while our recent class of graduates averaged in the 90th percentile.
Though our gifted students have been challenged and have gone on to academic success in college, we have not forgotten that as many as 40% of children struggle to become fluent readers. Our curriculum has proven successful in early detection and intervention for those students who struggle with literacy. Through prompt intervention in the lower elementary grades, children have avoided ineffective reading development and have gone on to improve several grade levels above their chronological age. NCS ensures that years are not wasted teaching children through ineffective teaching strategies.
Statement of Faith
- The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authorative written Word of God.
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
- In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory.
- The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
- A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
- In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
- In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
- Each child is endowed with a spirit, soul, mind, and body that need to be developed. Therefore, the curriculum must be well rounded, and teachers must be devoted to high academic standards.
- The education process is an extension of the home rather than a substitute for it. Therefore, a child’s education is a joint effort between the school and home.
- The most important decision a student makes is to dedicate himself/herself to follow after Jesus Christ. Therefore, a child’s parents and teachers must be most influential in guiding him/her to that decision and leading him/her toward a deeper commitment to Christian discipleship.