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Crest Lane School was established in its present location in 1965.  Currently, Crest Lane School is a grade 1 through grade 8, multi-grade elementary school operated for Seventh-day Adventist youth of the Westminster Seventh-day Adventist Church and others who may desire a Christian education. Discrimination or segregation as to race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin is not practiced on this campus.

Vision

To promote educational excellence that actively engages students in the seeking of Christian character and outreach (service), knowledge, critical thinking, communication skills, citizenship, and acceptance of ethnic diversity, with strong partnership among parents, teachers, students, and church.

Mission

Supported by the families of Westminster, and the surrounding communities, Crest lane School will provide students with a balanced Bible-based, Christ-centered education that promotes excellence in learning, faith, citizenship, and a life that will prepare the students spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially for living a positive, happy life now and throughout eternity.

Accreditation

Crest Lane School is accredited by the: 1) North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Commission of Accreditation, and meets, or surpasses the high academic standards established by that accrediting organization; 2) National Council for Private Schools; and 3) Operated by the Chesapeake Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

 

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“Educating for Eternity” is the core of Crest Lane School’s philosophy. We adhere to the philosophy that “true education” means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that is now. It has to do with the whole being and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.” E.G. White, Education, p 13. 

Objectives

The following four main objectives reflect the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist education at Crest Lane School:

A.   Faith: Students will

·         Grow in their knowledge of God as Creator and Sustainer of life

·         Grow in developing a strong Christian character

·         Grow in their appreciation for the Word of God

·         Have opportunities to accept Christ as their personal Savior

·         Engage themselves in unselfish service to church family and community

·         Develop a sense of personal mission to fulfill the commission of “taking the gospel into all the world”

·         Continue to prepare for the soon return of Jesus

B.   Learning: Students will:

·         Develop critical thinking

·         Develop intellectual curiosity

·         Develop strong academic foundations

·         Become self-motivated, enthusiastic life-long learners

·         Engage in learning experiences that reflect Biblical values

·         Be engaged and challenged to strive for educational excellence

C.   Citizenship: Students will be encouraged to

·         Engage in social growth consistent with Biblical standards

·         Show respect for authority, classmates, self and the property of others

·         Take responsibility within the family unit

·         Take responsibility for good sportsmanship, honesty, and concern for the rights of others

·         Respect and appreciate the worth and value of all people

·         Engage in ethical, Christian decision-making

D.   Life: Students will be encouraged to

·         Function responsibly in the everyday world, using Christian principles of stewardship

·         Achieve emotional stability through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

·         Practice healthful living habits

·         Develop an appreciation for the value and dignity of labor


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