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Philosophy of Education

To achieve its mission, KCS incorporates into its educational program Biblical values and perspective through teaching and example, curriculum, morning devotions, and weekly chapel services.

We believe a safe, caring environment, cooperative living, creative activity, and a sense of achievement are necessities in a child's process of maturation.

KCS seeks to:
  • Treat each child as a unique, special gift from God and strives to develop each individual to his or her fullest potential.
  • Partner with parents/guardians to educate the whole person (spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social); raising up children to be like Christ by following His model of increasing in wisdom and stature, in favor with God and men, reflecting God's grace in his life.
  • Provide students with nurturing teachers and staff who are committed to KCS' mission, vision, and philosophy of education, and who model, in and out of the classroom, the Christ-like character that is at the center of our educational philosophy.
  • Provide an environment, resources, and program conducive to learning and character development, which promotes a love and respect for God, the Bible, the family, leaders, and classmates.
  • Provide a curriculum that encompasses grade-level appropriate academic achievement integrated with the development of practical abilities and skills, as well as preparation for church, community, and public service.

Expected Schoolwide Learning Results

  • Have publicly accepted, or can demonstrate an understanding of what it means to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
  • Pray and read God’s word daily.
  • Participate actively in chapel, Bible studies, Christian fellowship, prayer, and/or other ministries
  • Exhibit behavior consistent with our school’s Christian philosophy (the Bible is the ultimate source of truth and guide to life).
  • Evaluate new information to discern if it aligns with truth.
  • Ask pertinent questions to obtain knowledge and specific information.
  • Process information thoroughly before applying it to situations and in daily life.
  • Analyze information and detect patterns to make connections to new and prior knowledge.
  • Strive to achieve proficiency in various methods of communication: writing, speaking, performing arts, technology, and foreign language.
  • Appreciate the potential for the arts and foreign language for communication purposes.
  • Are aware of their intended audience and tailor their communication methods and style accordingly.
  • Present a clear message with purpose in mind (e.g. informing, convicting, persuading, etc.)
  • Listen actively and process information.
  • Engage in interpersonal communication.
  • Presents him/herself with poise, posture, and eye contact.
  • Demonstrate self-discipline through organizational, time management, problem solving, and goal-setting skills.
  • Develop age appropriate independence through guidance.
  • Identify, analyze, and use appropriate resources and information.
  • Set and meet personal goals
  • Show confidence in exploring new concepts.
  • Balance personal interests versus responsibilities.
  • Reflect a positive self-image and emotional outlook, in light of their God-given abilities and blessings.
  • Contribute time, energy, and talents in service to family, school, and community.
  • Cooperate and work with others to achieve one common goal.
  • Sees a need in the community and responds to it.
  • Demonstrate an openness to serve others with differences with humility and respect.
  • Have a genuine care for others.
  • Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social etiquette.
  • Care for one’s body as God’s temple.
  • Practice personal hygiene, proper nutrition, and physical fitness.
  • Develop a healthy lifestyle, exercise self-control, and develop moderation.
  • Demonstrate awareness of harmful substances & activities and their consequences, and then make the right choices.
  • Are able to explain the Christian perspective on human sexuality and the sanctity of life.

Steven Kaji

Lower School


B.A., Westmont College
5th Year Elementary Teaching Credential, UCSB

Lindon Kanakanui

Upper School 


B.M.E., M.M.P., M.M.E., U. of Kentucky
Ed.D., Liberty U.