In many educational environments, relationships are viewed as a means to an end. The “What’s in it for me?” mentality is not only an unhealthy way to view relationships, it hinders unity and causes students to miss out on invaluable life lessons.
One of the most beneficial outcomes of a learning community are the authentic relationships it fosters. A Christian learning community goes beyond this to build relationships centered on service, allowing students to understand what it means to be God’s hands and feet in the world.
We believe relationships are central to the Christian life, and thus, essential for excellent education. Focusing on four critical bonds, Lansing Christian School is a place where students experience the value of investing in others.
All education begins at home. If teachers don’t view parents as active partners in the learning process, children ultimately suffer. Teachers are intentional about updating and including families throughout the school year. Likewise, parents can offer their time and talents to help meet needs of the individual teacher or the school community as a whole.
Healthy Peer Relationships
Social development is important — but unique — at every stage of education. Unfortunately, healthy peer relationships don’t always happen naturally. Through ongoing mentoring from adults and a plethora of opportunities to collaborate and work together, students learn what Christ-centered friendships look like and how to work together toward a common goal.
When students come back to the high school campus to connect with teachers years after graduation, it’s easy to see the impact that has been made. Finding a school where teachers are all in for the right reasons is critical. Of course, a passion for the subject they teach is significant, but a calling toward molding and shaping young lives is paramount.
Parents often want to know how educators support students, but neglect to consider the significance of how they support each other. The learning community model fosters collaboration, support, and encouragement from administrative offices to the classroom and beyond. This prevents burnout and promotes an environment where teachers are motivated and inspired, which is infinitely advantageous for the students they serve.
Visit Our Learning Community
Would you like to see firsthand how relationships define our school community? We invite you to schedule a tour of Lansing Christian School. There’s no better opportunity to meet the teachers, staff, and students that make our campus unlike any other.