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Who We Are

Established in 1981, HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL has a rich history of providing a comprehensive educational experience focused on the growth and development of each student, grounded in the timeless truths of the Holy Bible and inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
 

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

THE NEW 3 R’S OF EDUCATION
The classic pursuit of education has involved Reading, writing and arithmetic. In order to be effective in the current culture there are 3 “new” R’s that must be employed.
 
RELATIONSHIPS
It has been said that students “Don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Thus, the first responsibility of educators must be to know and care for their students individually.

RELEVANCE
How does the educational content apply to everyday life and current culture? Why is knowing this material important? Are instructors in tune with the culture and able to engage students through innovative instructional strategies.

RIGOR
Students need to be pushed in order to achieve their potential. The appropriate amount of rigor must be employed and expected in all areas of educational pursuit.
 

CULTURAL COMMITMENTS


INTER-DENOMINATIONAL
The vision of HCS is to develop a great school system, devoid of denominational distinctive, for the glory of God and as a ministry to the greater Portland metro area.

WHOEVER WILL MAY COME
HCS is not just open to current Jesus followers but to every student who feels called here and is willing to abide by the code of conduct, realizing that Jesus and Scripture will be intentionally and boldly taught at all levels.

CHANGED LIVES
We believe that the power, purpose, presence and people of Jesus will change lives. We will use every opportunity to declare the Good News of Jesus and the life-changing value of Scripture.

DEVELOPING GREATNESS
We have high expectations of students and seek to develop and unleash their potential in full expectation that Jesus has in mind greatness!

HORIZON STAFF MEMBERS
Staff members are selected based in large part on their calling and commitment. We desire to have the best (character) and the brightest (competence) in the classroom and in support and leadership positions. Horizon staff are challenged to be culturally relevant, decidedly relational and academically rigorous. We make it a priority to hire staff that are Innovative, life-long learners and who are ready to pour their hearts into students.