What does “instilling Christian values” mean in the LHPS mission statement?
Our student body comprises many different faiths, and we welcome families of all religions to Lake Highland Preparatory School. We deeply believe each student is a unique child of God, and every child can thrive in an atmosphere of love, concern, and mutual respect.
At LHPS, we teach nine tenets of Christianity, which we believe are widely accepted values by people of many faiths. They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. In Galatians 5:22-23, Paul refers to these attributes as the Fruit of the Spirit. We include these ideals in our daily instruction as a major component of instilling Christian values in our students, which is the first pillar of our mission statement.
To create a culture where students respect and understand different religions, our teachers and staff strive to personify the nine attributes of the Fruit of the Spirit. When we see students display these attributes through his or her actions, we recognize them and award them with a special button, so they may tell others about their action. Weaving the Fruit of the Spirit into our culture helps us cultivate our students’ character and develop them as compassionate, empathetic, and courageous leaders.
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Bible Verse of the Year (2019-2020)
Mark 12:30-31 New International Version (NIV)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”