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Excellence in the CCS 4 Pillars

The 4 Pillars, which represent the foundational elements that play a role in developing discerning leaders, contain the outcomes to which students pursue excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and additional God-given talents: 

Academic Excellence Outcomes

CCS prepares, motivates, and inspires students to passionately pursue their purpose before God and engage in lifelong learning (Proverbs 1:1-7, Colossians 3:23, Ephesians 2:10). 

Students who graduate from Cascade Christian Schools are self-motivated to set and accomplish goals and to persevere with resilience in their academic and career pursuits by … 

  • Effectively applying proficient skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening across all curricular areas 
  • Thinking critically and demonstrating the ability to solve complex problems with creative solutions 
  • Demonstrating proficiency in independent research, applying logical reasoning and critical thinking by utilizing a variety of resources and technology 
  • Articulating how literature and creative arts express and shape beliefs and values, including their own 
  • Making connections within and across the arts to other disciplines, life cultures, and work 
  • Having an informed and respectful knowledge of cultural diversity 
  • Having an informed and respectful knowledge and understanding of people, cultures, past events, and movements in history 
  • Understanding and applying a biblical worldview to current events and contemporary issues of human existence 
  • Recognizing that the wise use of the body as the temple of God requires discipline and habits that contribute to good health 

Leadership Development Outcomes

CCS provides abundant opportunities for students to discover and apply their unique God-given leadership qualities so they can grow and develop into steward leaders (Mark 10:42-45, 1 Timothy 4:12). 

Students who graduate from Cascade Christian Schools demonstrate an understanding of what it is to be a discerning leader by … 

  • Having the essential skills for effective leadership 
  • Humbly serving others with a selfless attitude 
  • Being leaders whose influence is valued in the family, community, society, and church as they live out Christian values, attitudes, and beliefs in every aspect of life 
  • Honoring and glorifying God through a sustained, dedicated pursuit of God-given potential 
  • Sharing God’s love through the diligent effort to love one another and be loved while keeping peace and unity in Christ 
  • Passionately pursuing a lifestyle driven by God-given purpose and a biblical worldview 
  • Living a Christlike example to inspire and compel others to follow in a similar manner 
  • Possessing a God-inspired vision and the plans to make it happen 
  • Investing their time and talents to develop the God-given potential in others 
  • Using a Holy Spirit–driven influence to make positive action in themselves and others 
  • Having the mindset of a steward leader 

Personal Character Development Outcomes

CCS develops respectful and responsible students who are confident and compassionate in their relationship with God and others, and who view themselves as created in God’s image (Philippians 4:8, Galatians 5:22–23, 2 Peter 1:5–8, Colossians 3:12–14). 

Students who graduate from Cascade Christian Schools demonstrate a biblically based worldview of personal character by … 

  • Integrating a biblical self-image through demonstrating a positive attitude and through the knowledge and development of their personal strengths 
  • Exemplifying wisdom, integrity, honor, and excellence in all aspects of life 
  • Embracing biblical principles to govern themselves in spiritual, personal, social, and intellectual choices 
  • Demonstrating effective communication, positive conflict resolution, good manners, empathy, and a servant-like attitude in their interpersonal relationships 
  • Positively contributing to society through active citizenship and responsible stewardship 
  • Demonstrating the CCS 3Rs—Respect, Responsibility, Relationship—in everyday living 


Spiritual Formation Outcomes

CCS teaches and trains students to continuously grow in their relationship with God in the process of becoming discerning leaders (Mark 10:42–45, 1 Timothy 4:12). 

Students who graduate from Cascade Christian Schools articulate and defend a personal faith of Jesus as Lord by … 

  • Understanding and committing to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ 
  • Participating in a local church community, serving God and others 
  • Knowing, understanding, and applying God’s Word in daily life 
  • Articulating and defending a biblical worldview, discerning truth from other worldviews 
  • Integrating a biblical worldview into all aspects of life 
  • Pursuing a life of faith, empowered by the Holy Spirit, knowing, understanding and using their spiritual and personal gifting to impact God’s kingdom 
  • Understanding their role and responding to the First Commission and the Great Commission locally and around the world 
  • Actively engaging in the spiritual disciplines 
  • Sharing their personal testimony 
  • Listening for and responding to God’s voice