Christianity and Values

Espoo Christian school is an interdenominational Christian school. The school is an independent association and not formally affiliated with any one denomination or Church but instead aims for a Christian community where students from different backgrounds are welcome.

Christian values create the base for the school’s culture. Christianity is a natural part of the school life and teaching. Students are encouraged to discuss issues concerning Christianity and other world views openly and respecting each others’ views. Christianity shows also in other activities that the school provides.

Every human being is valuable, an image of God and a target of His love. Every student is treated accordingly. Everyone has gifts, and students are encouraged to take them in to use. The freedom of choice is respected, also in one’s beliefs.

The school aims to have excellence in everything that is done. This is why the school is committed to the continous assesment and development of its functions. The school is committed to developing support for students with special needs as well as providing challenges for advanced students.

The school aims to be a community that cares, encourages and lifts others up. Skills to become active members of  the community are practiced  from kindergarten through to the 9th grade. These skills include respecting and considering others, serving, interaction and interpersonal skills, responsibility and leadership as well as respecting authorities.

Every member of the community is an example to others. Adults set an example for the students as well as students to each other. Respect spreads by respecting.

The school acknowledges that parents are the primary educators of their children. The role of the school is to support parents in this.