FRCS: Vision, Mission and Values
At FRCS, we view every child who is entrusted to us as a treasure that God has ordained to be in this place, at this time. We are serious about the business of nurturing and educating our students, showing them the actions and words of Christ’s love through us.
We have a vision that each child who passes through our halls will know that he/she is loved by the Creator of the Universe, and that God has a perfect plan and purpose for his/her life. We believe that it is our responsibility to teach our students how to know what they believe and why they believe it; and we believe it is our responsibility to equip them to compete and excel academically, socially, physically, and spiritually.
Franklin Road Christian School, in partnership with the family, seeks to provide the highest quality education in the context of the Christian faith so that students become fully devoted followers of Christ Jesus, living lives of leadership and service.
At FRCS, we are dedicated to partnering with families, giving students the opportunity to encounter God, instilling wisdom, individualizing instruction, and providing social and athletic opportunities.
Partnering with Families
At Franklin Road Christian School, we welcome children into a secure, nurturing, Christian environment. We are a community that loves learning and loves truth, so we strive to create an educational experience that is exciting and challenging. A reverence for God, the basis for all wisdom, is woven throughout our school life. As partners with parents, we meet our students’ needs and help them achieve. We believe that the best way to do that is with a focused, rigorous core curriculum. Our students will have a sophisticated understanding of the central disciplines of math, science, history, language arts, and Christianity. A carefully constructed series of courses and topics from kindergarten through twelfth grade leads students to greater insights and abilities, and study is enriched by the incorporation of music, art, and physical activity. This challenging program is for all students, not just the gifted. At FRCS, we have one high standard, but help all students reach it. We work to forge an alliance between a classically-based curriculum and best practice teaching methods so that our students have the finest of tradition and innovation.
We want all students to encounter Jesus Christ on a personal level during their school career. This most pivotal experience will pave the way for every good path, as Proverbs says, and it may happen in a variety of ways. In the classroom each day, teachers model the Christian life and integrate God into every subject of study. Our faculty members are dedicated educators who serve as caring, loving models of Christianity. They consider their teaching a calling and pray together regularly or whenever needs arise. They mentor students and help form their character. All students take a Bible class every year to build an in-depth knowledge of God’s Word. Over the course of an entire education, this creates a young person with a thoroughly Christian perspective. In middle and high school, students also learn to defend their faith by studying other worldviews and religions and evaluating other beliefs in light of Christianity. Many of our students decide to enter some form of ministry after leaving FRCS. A strong dedication to Christ is evident among the students: they worship, pray for one another, and urge each other on to greater devotion. Every month, we celebrate the exemplary Christian character of a student in each grade. Every facet of life at FRCS is centered on the reality of Jesus Christ being in our midst.
Opportunities for Encountering God
- Bible classes
- Faith integration in all subjects
- School-wide spiritual themes
- Community outreach and ministry
- Student-led Bible studies and worship teams
- Spiritual emphasis weeks
- Devotions and prayer
- Weekly chapel
- Visual and performing arts
Scripture states that respect for the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. FRCS believes that in order to develop wise young people who will excel in life and avoid the dangers of our society, we must start with the solid foundation. We build with a firm structure of knowledge and skills, and then we cultivate discernment, or the ability to think and apply knowledge judiciously. The best way to do that is to read widely, study deeply, and discuss broadly. Superficial coverage of material is not a priority. Guided by Christian faculty members, students study history, literature, and the sciences with depth so that they can develop wisdom. Class size helps build trust and the ability to work together, and the close atmosphere of a small school allows teachers to work with students for several years and coach them to achieve new understandings. In a rapidly changing society, the ability to think and evaluate, based on the lessons of the past and God’s Word, is a great advantage. Our students leave FRCS prepared to choose widely in an increasingly complex world.
Opportunities for Instilling Wisdom
- Class discussions
- Excellent literature
- Instruction by Christian teachers
- Christian living and apologetics courses
- American and World Studies programs
Learning at Franklin Road Christian School is active and experiential, focusing on applying knowledge to daily life. Our rigorous curriculum is balanced by an inviting, exciting method of learning. We cultivate students’ curiosity and gifts through artistic and written works, group collaboration, and connections with the community. We work in partnership with parents to help all children succeed and discover their talents. Our goal is to provide a variety of programs that meet learning styles of our students. We expect all students to work hard and be responsible for their learning. Our faculty members continually strive to create the best learning environment by using themes, projects, role-playing, demonstrations, connections between subject areas, and other strategies to make school fun and meaningful. We encourage inquiry, passion, discipline, creativity, and integrity in everyone’s work. One of our greatest advantages is the size of our school. Because we are small, we are able to conduct an Achievement Hour in middle and high school where teachers and students of different ages build relationships. Older and younger students work together and benefit from each other. The teaching staff works as a team. We value, respect, know, and love our students as they grow with us. When students feel love, they flourish.
Opportunities for Individualization
- Dual-College Credit
- Senior Research and Speech Project
- Eight Grade Exploration
- Community Partnerships (Fox Run)
- Fine Arts
- Student Statesmanship Institute
Co-curricular, Social and Athletic Opportunities
Growth does not occur just in the classroom; it happens after school as students are involved in athletics, organizations, and schools events. Our students are busy: most of them play sports and participate in organizations and the arts. Many serve actively in their youth groups at church and go on summer mission trips. We firmly believe these are important places to encounter God, enhance the curriculum, develop leadership, and build character. They are also places to have a lot of fun! The coaches and advisors teach students valuable non-academic skills, model Christian character and decision-making, and get to know students well. Students make friends, learn to work together, put their faith into practice, and build great memories. FRCS provides an excellent academic education in conjunction with a variety of co-curricular opportunities. The result is well-rounded, healthy young people.
Organizations and Activities
- Class and student Council
- National Honor Society
- Chapel worship team
- ACSI Spelling Bee
- Math Pentathlon
- Spirit Week and Homecoming
- Junior-Senior Banquet
- Grandparents’ Day
- Stratford Festival Performances
- Vocal ensemble
- Fine Arts Competition, Elementary and MS/HS
- Class trips in 5th, 8th, 11th, and 12th grades
- Boys and Girls Basketball
- Flag Football
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
- Others added with interest