CISP curriculum is biblically based, academically excellent, and practically oriented. Every class is taught from a biblical perspective.
We believe the Bible not only communicates “religious” knowledge, but that it provides a lens that illuminates all aspects of life. Therefore, we endeavor to integrate all of our educational disciplines with a distinctively biblical world and life view. Not that we attempt to substitute the Bible for a science textbook; rather, the Bible gives us a perspective through which to view science as deeply meaningful and ordered to the glory of God. We want each of our students to be familiar with this biblical perspective on reality, and be able to understand everything from that Christ-centered perspective.
We recognize that all truth comes from God. This means we seek the best resources from both Christian and non-Christian authors and publishers and encourage students to read books from both. In fact, we see it as a crucial part of teaching the students how to think about and relate to the world around them. They need to be exposed to the various philosophies and beliefs present in the unbelieving world, and taught how to respond from a Christian perspective, sifting truth from error. Then they may live in that world with confidence, having been firmly grounded in the truth.
In keeping with this view, CISP requires all full-time students to take a Bible course as part of their core curriculum during every term of enrollment.
Teachers at CISP acknowledge that students learn in a variety of ways. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of visual (seeing), kinesthetic (doing), and auditory (hearing) learners.
The courses at CISP follow an American curriculum with limited flexibility. For example, a wide range of literature and world history are studied; also, both metric and US customary systems of measurement are used.
Refer to CISP's Curriculum Guide for details about our educational philosophy, our approach to learning, and descriptions of the courses offered at each grade level.
Our curriculum recognizes the various levels and types of thinking skills necessary to develop the minds of young people. Lessons are therefore designed to focus on a variety of thought processes including:
Knowledge – learning factual knowledge.
Interpretation – learning how to approach the facts of the text and synthesize them into a coherent, meaningful whole.
Comprehension – understanding concepts and ideas; seeing sequential patterns.
Discernment – discerning truth based on facts and concepts.
Application – using information learned; applying knowledge gained to personal life.
Analyzing – analyzing information and knowledge from various viewpoints.
Evaluation – drawing conclusions; interpreting values to form personal decisions and supporting these decisions.