Philosophy of Education

We believe every child should know the love of Christ. Sharing his love with children is the reason we exist. Education gives children a foundation for life, and as a community of families, students, educators and friends, we are dedicated to helping children thrive. We believe our mission has an eternal impact and so we strive to give our students excellence in all we do. Our education allows each child to develop:

  • Faith in Christ as Savior.
  • Knowledge of God, His grace, and His Word.
  • Standards of Christ-like behavior and self-discipline.
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and computation skills.
  • A Christ-centered view of the world and citizenship in it.
  • An understanding of God’s creation.
  • Independent learning and group participation skills.
  • Creativity and an appreciation of a healthy lifestyle, the arts and music.

With the support of the School Board and in partnership with parents, we believe this development is achievable through teachers and administration integrating God’s Word with grade-appropriate curriculum. We believe this Christ-centered education prepares all children for this life and eternal life.

School Curriculum

Our curriculum encourages students to be engaged in inquiry-based learning that develops problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Students are encouraged to become proficient writers, learn to analyze literature for greater understanding, and explore all areas of the curriculum through hands-on, engaging and meaningful learning.

In order to prepare for Christian service, graduates of Resurrection will have learned to discern between a Christ-centered worldview and other humanistic worldviews.

Word of God: This curriculum utilizes the Christ Light series in grades kindergarten through five, and the Concordia Bible History series in grades six through eight. Both series present God’s plan of salvation utilizing Old and New Testament stories and gives students a solid foundation rooted in God’s Word, equipping them to live as children of God. All students memorize Bible passages and hymn stanzas and students in grades five through eight also study the six chief parts of Christian doctrine using Luther’s Catechism.

Language Arts: A clear understanding of the English language is imperative for studying God’s Word as well as success in all areas of the curriculum. Our language arts curriculum accomplishes this by integrating reading, writing, phonics, spelling, grammar and oral expression in a sequential and developmentally appropriate order.

Math: Resurrection uses a traditional approach in mathematics to give students a firm foundation in computation, problem solving strategies, and data interpretation. Our curriculum allows students to begin advancing in math after having built a solid foundation. Students who have demonstrated ability are able to complete Algebra 1.

Science: The science curriculum leads students to a greater appreciation and understanding of the world God created for them. Students discover various aspects of physical, earth, and life science through hands on lessons, group projects and technology based learning. Special emphasis is placed on developing skills such as observation, hypothesizing, predicting, testing and interpreting.

Social Studies: Students are exposed to a variety of social science disciplines. These include communities, world cultures, values and customs, history, geography, current events, economics, and civics. This curriculum aspires to give students the tools necessary to be active, responsible and God pleasing citizens and leaders.

Enrichment Classes: Art, music, physical education, and world language classes provide a complete education experience for our students. World language is taught to students in the upper grades.

Technology in our Classrooms: Technology plays an important role in learning. Campus wide WiFi connects students and teachers to valuable online resources. Our network provides students with a safe learning space, while offering access to tools that are appropriate for their learning. Teachers also incorporate technology into learning through the use of Activboards which allow for learning that meets a wide variety of needs.

Standardized Testing

Each fall, winter and spring, RLS administers the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) standardized test. The NWEA offers standardized norms, but this test has an advantage in that it allows teachers to map an individual student’s progress. Recent NWEA results indicate that mean RLS scores in Math and Reading are substantially above state standardized means. Graduating 8th graders consistently score at or above the 80th percentile in both subjects.