STATEMENT OF FAITH
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2705 Sunnyside Road
Montrose, CO 81401
Biblical truth, integrity, academic excellence and spiritual growth
The purpose of Colorado West Christian school is to serve our community by raising up a new generation of well educated and spiritual individuals. CWCS delivers Christian education in partnership with Christian families and local Evangelical churches to develop students both academically and spiritually. We provide every student an education with truth in every subject; surrounding them with examples of servant leadership and to prepare the to utilize critical thinking and actions to develop a biblical worldview in a nurturing and structured environment Cultivating Whole-hearted Christian Servants.
Colorado West Christian School has served the Montrose community for more than 40 years. We strive for academic excellence by glorifying God in everything we do. If you want to learn more about CWCS please visit our virtual open house or give us a call to schedule a tour.
CWCS exists to deliver Christian education in partnership with parents and local evangelical churches to develop students both academically and spiritually to cultivate wholehearted Christian servants.
CWCS will strive to provide every student an education with Biblical truth in every academic subject, to surround them with examples of servant leaders, to prepare them to utilize critical thinking and actions in order to develop a Biblical world and life view in a nurturing and structured environment, and to fully equip them with the understanding that they have been blessed by God so that they might be a blessing for the kingdom of God.
Our philosophy has three main pillars: academics, faith and discipline.
The purpose of the school is to assist parents in helping their children to grow mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially (Luke 2:52) and to encourage each student to follow Jesus in service to God (Romans 12:1,2).
We seek to achieve this purpose by:
A. Providing a loving, disciplined learning environment.
B. Providing Christian teachers committed to excellence.
C. Providing a Christ-centered curriculum that prepares
students for God-given responsibilities in the family,
church, community and the nation.
We believe that there is no such thing as "neutrality" in education (or in any other area of life). Learning and teaching are either God-centered or man-centered. Education must begin with acknowledging the authority of God's revelation and seeking His glory, or it must be an attempt to find truth independently of God.
Christian education does not happen when there is simply an addition of Bible to readings and prayers to an essentially unbiblical curriculum. A Christian school is one in which every subject is taught from a biblical perspective. The Bible must not be merely the textbook for one class but must provide the framework, the "world-and-life view," from which every subject must be approached, both by teachers and students.
Our discipline procedure includes two tracks. Track 1 refers to the daily predictable inappropriate behavior and Track 2 refers to unpredictable inappropriate behavior when major infractions occur.
Each teacher has a classroom management plan consisting of class rules, incentives and consequences. This system spells out the behaviors we expect from students and what they can expect from us in return. Each teacher's plan may differ but consequences are standardized, so our students will always know what to expect.
Our goal is to have a fair and consistent way to establish a save, orderly, positive classroom environment in which we can teach and students can learn.
Statement of Faith
As a declaration of its commitment to the promotion of historic Biblical Christianity, the school provides the following Statement of Faith:
A. Scripture. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, verbally inspired by the
Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original writings, and the final authority in faith and
B. God. We believe in one living, sovereign, and true God, existing eternally in three
persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-equal in power and glory, and having
the same essence and attributes.
C. God's Purpose. We believe that the eternal purpose of God includes all events; is
holy and wise; does not deprive man of responsibility, nor make God the author
of sin. Before the foundation of the world, God the Father chose for Himself in
Christ a people whom He gave to His Son that they should be holy and without
blame before Him.
D. Sin. We believe that all men are sinners, because Adam and Eve, their first
parents, were tempted by Satan, disobeyed God's command, and by their own
choice fell from their original state of innocence and fellowship with God and
came under the power and penalty of sin. All men fell in Adam, being sinners by
imputation and by choice, separated from God, and under His condemnation.
E. Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary, having been
conceived by the Holy Spirit. He was both fully human and fully divine. He lived
a sinless life, died a voluntary substitutionary death to save His people from
their sins, and was raised bodily from the dead and exalted to the right hand of
God the Father.
F. Salvation. We believe that all who are born again by the Holy Spirit receive by
faith the Lord Jesus Christ and are justified on the grounds of His shed blood,
not because of any works they have done. They are indwelt and sealed by the
Spirit until the day of redemption, are secure in Christ, and together for the true
G. Return of Christ. We believe in the personal, bodily, and visible return of the Lord
Jesus Christ to judge the world, the bodily resurrection of the just and the
unjust, the everlasting punishment of the lost, and the everlasting bliss of the
H. Marriage. “Marriage is to be between one man and one woman, in accordance
with the Word of God.” If a student and/or his parents are not in agreement with
the STATEMENT OF FAITH as presented above, then they should seriously
consider whether CWCS is the place for them to apply to attend school.
Admission to the school will be denied if this statement is not embraced. There
is no place for compromise or modification of these essentials of our faith.
CWCS has served the Montrose area for more than 36 years. In that time we have not sought accreditation. At CWCS we believe accreditation is one of many parts that validates the work our staff puts into our curriculum and also the result of the academic success of our students. As part of our strategic plan CWCS will pursue accreditation over the next 3 years with Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as the Association of Christian Schools International.
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We believe that having a faith integrated education is of utmost importance in raising strong Christians that will not only be successful in whatever occupation they are called to, but will also be successful in the mission that every Christian has - to be a light in a dark and broken world.
We are very proud of the high level of academics at CWCS. Our students consistently score very high on standardized tests. We believe it is very important to invest in the highest level of education excellence for our children in order to prepare them to be successful in whatever occupation they move on to.
In addition to traditional academics we believe it is important to integrate our Christian faith in every subject. In order to teach servitude, discipline, moral integrity, and compassion we must teach from the perspective of Christ in everything that we teach. We must learn from the perspective of Christ in everything that we learn. Simply put, we must learn about God's world, God's way.
We offer full day K4 and K5 classes, with emphasis on "classes." We are not a daycare facility. Educating our children is our primary concern. Our K4 and K5 classes have a dedicated curriculum that encourages our students in language, math, science, spelling and reading. It is our privilege to teach these young children. We keep class sizes small so that they receive lots of one on one time. Our K5 class is usually reading books by Christmas!
Middle School at CWCS consists of 6th through 8th grades. In 2019 we will reintroduce a more structured middle school program and curriculum. Middle school students will be further challenged academically, socially and athletically. Here they begin learning and applying logic, reason and theological truths to a deeper level.
They will begin retelling classical literature though hands on dioramas as well as many other interactive styles of learning. This transitional time is so important for their success in high school.
Our 1st though 5th grade builds the foundation that is needed to excel in middle and high school. All classes are very hands on and we make every attempt to make the learning process fun and interesting. Starting in 5th grade our students start using dedicated Chrome Books for their research and studies.
The younger elementary classes primarily use ABeka and we begin to transition to Bob Jones curriculum in 5th Grade.
Our high school program is led by a group of exceptional teachers who care not only for our students academic development, but more so for their spiritual development. Our core classes (Bible, Literature, Humanities, Math and Science) are all taught traditionally. Our students are also exposed to Shop, Choir, Technology and a number of other elective classes to engage the students full interest.
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2705 Sunnyside Road
Montrose, CO 81401
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