Mission, Values and Vision
Our Mission Statement:
To develop innovative, Christ-centred educational opportunities for learners to explore and embrace God's unique purpose.
Academic Success - engaged lifelong learners
We aim to inspire every student to become a passionate learner who reaches towards their personal best while continually seeking out opportunities to grow. Our goal is that students leave HCOS having developed the skills and tools to remain discerning lifelong learners.
Relationship - intentional supportive community
Responding to the needs of our families, we have developed a variety of opportunities for students to connect, to learn together and to build supportive community. Our teachers and staff pray for, encourage and come alongside our students and families as we partner with them in their academic journey.
Integrity - authentic Christ followers
One of the definitions of integrity is the quality or state of being complete or undivided. We believe this wholeness can only be found in Christ. Our desire for our students and, by extension their families, is to walk in the fullness of an authentic relationship with Christ within a supportive community that prays together, challenges each other and shares life together.
Flexibility - personalized learning choices
Just as every student is unique, their learning should be as well. We value creating individualized learning plans for every student that are designed to provide a flexible and tailored education, empowering and supporting parents as we partner with them. We strive to create innovative opportunities including individualized home education, any pace online courses, community building face-to-face learning groups, cross-enrolled options and much more.
Our Vision Statements:
The vision statements below outline the current and future objectives of HCOS. They are intended as a guide to support future strategic planning, by addressing what we aim to do and hope to become as a school. Each Vision Statement is focused on our relationship to or development of the following areas:
We aim to support and empower parents in their student’s Christ-centered education through frictionless access to our comprehensive network of programs, people and information.
We aim to guide our students on a personalized educational journey with an array of opportunities to know and be known.
Teachers & Support Staff
We aim to inspire, equip and encourage teachers and staff to continually grow and pursue unique opportunities with consistent supportive accountability in a culture of engaged excellence.
We aim to establish ourselves as a well respected, sought after voice in shaping education.
We aim to be a leading collaborative influence to improve the reputation of IOL through mutually supportive relationships rooted in informed perceptions.
We aim to create intuitive, accessible and meaningful curriculum that invokes transformational moments of delight, wonder and curiosity in students.
We aim to intentionally plan and provide thriving, sustainable and well-resourced programs that anticipate and meet the changing needs of our community.