Equipping students to walk with Jesus and impact the world for Him

Summary

Our classes are taught in English, and we use an American-style program that addresses the whole person, is Biblically based, recognizes all truth is God’s truth, emphasizes sharing the Gospel and discipleship, and encourages Biblical thinking and living.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Okinawa Christian School International does not discriminate against students and parents on the basis of race, biological gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, color, age, or disability in the administration of policy and program.

Mission

Equipping students to walk with Jesus and impact the world for Him.

Vision

Students achieve the expected student outcomes; use their learning to serve God and others; are prepared for college, career, and citizenship; follow Jesus; and participate in the local church.

Statement of Faith

  • The inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures as originally given; their plenary inspiration by God, and their supreme authority as the only rule of faith and practice.
  • The Trinity of the Godhead—Father, Son, and. Holy Spirit, who are the same in substance, equal in power, and glory.
  • The essential, absolute, and eternal deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His real but sinless humanity, His substitutionary and atoning death as the all-sufficient sacrifice for sin. His resurrection from the dead on the third day in that very body that had lain in the tomb, His ascension into heaven as the only Mediator between God and man, and His visible personal return in power and glory.
  • The personality and deity of the Holy Spirit by Whom the believer is regenerated and sanctified through the Word of Truth.
  • The lost estate of man through the Fall and his salvation solely by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, whose righteousness imputed to him is the only ground of his acceptance before God.
  • The resurrection of the body, the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, the everlasting and conscious punishment of the lost.
  • The spiritual unity of all who truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and their duty to maintain in all their relationships a standard of life and doctrine that is in conformity with the teaching of God’s Word.

Philosophy

The purpose of Christian education is equipping students to walk with Jesus and impact the world for Him.

Parents are responsible for their children’s education. Okinawa Christian School International partners with parents by providing Christian education.

Students are our future. They are full of potential, are responsible for their learning, and are responsible for using it to serve God and others. We value student diversity seen in learning styles, abilities, and cultural backgrounds.

Staff (the living curriculum) model Biblical thinking and living, build Christ-centered community, focus on OCSI’s mission, empower others, use best practice, grow professionally, and are qualified and committed to carry out the basis, vision, and philosophy.

Our program addresses the whole person, is communicated in English, and uses an American-style approach. It is Biblically based, recognizes all truth is God’s truth, emphasizes sharing the Gospel and discipleship, and encourages Biblical thinking and living.

 Values

We value Christ-centered community, focus, empowerment, best practice, and growth.

  • Christ-centered community: As part of a connected, caring, collaborative group of like-minded Christians, we keep Christ at the center of everything. Therefore, we pray together, talk about Jesus, and keep each other safe. We are kind, respectful, hardworking, and self-controlled.
  • Focus: We pursue our God-given mission, actively using it to guide our work. Therefore, we talk about the mission in casual conversation, align our work with the mission, and measure mission achievement.
  • Empowerment: We encourage and support others to use the gifts God has given them. Therefore, we listen, inquire to provoke reflection, focus on others (instead of on ourselves), and encourage.
  • Best practice: We use Biblical principles and sound, current research and practice to carry out our work. Therefore, we work smarter (not harder), learn about best practice, and emphasize using best practice.
  • Growth: We increase personal, student, staff, and organizational learning and improvement. Therefore, we each document, assess progress on, and update our own annual professional development plan; and we celebrate student, staff, and organizational growth.
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