The Northside learning environment offers so much more than just standing in lines and rote memorization. While reading, writing and critical thinking are important and anchor our rigorous and challenging curriculum, exceptional teachers go far beyond what is required of them. Our teachers develop each students’ love of learning by putting real-world problems and collaborative projects in front of them. Students are encouraged to create, design, and dream. Students rotate classrooms with teaching specialists in math, language arts, science, history, Bible, physical education, health, and other components such as keyboarding, Spanish, music, drama, and a worship team elective.
Students are given the opportunity to accept increasing amounts of responsibility and independence in an academically challenging environment. Students and teachers work together in a climate of respect and collaborative learning. We value and creativity, critical thinking, effective communication, and implement various teaching strategies and techniques that take students' various learning styles.
The teachers in the middle and high schools value each individual and encourage students to take risks and become an active participant in their own education. There are also student competitions and events such as: spelling bees, speech meets, Math Olympics, History Fair, Science Fairs, Serv-a-Thon, Bike-a-thon, Spirit Week, Student Council, writing competitions, drama, worship team, missions trips, See You at the Pole, weekly chapel, career-based field trips, and retreats to Camp Forest Springs (a Bible-based science camp).
We offer a small-school atmosphere that not only provides an academic and Biblical foundation for life, but we provide many student leadership, Kingdom service and outreach opportunities. From our weekly chapels, Bible classes, service opportunities, missions trips, and history trips encourage our students to build a personal relationship with Christ and to serve Him with their whole heart and mind. Our goal is to prepare students, not just for college, but for life, through a Christ-centered worldview.