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Fairview Christian School

844 NE 78th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

Phone:
(206) 526-0762

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Curriculum Goals: Early Childhood: The half-day program for ages Three and Four is designed to provide development in pre-reading, pre-math, and social skills. (excerpted from school website)

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: Children at Fairview Christian School are encouraged to develop their academic abilities to the fullest extent possible. It is our expectation that your children will take advantage of this opportunity and work at the highest level to which they are capable. Academic performance, however, is very closely linked to the overall social, emotional, and physical development of the child. Evaluation of a child's performance at school, therefore, is not simply an academic one. Report cards, parent conferences, and standardized tests (which are typically administered in the spring) are three ways in which the overall development of your child is assessed. Preschool: The Preschool class offers an opportunity to learn socialization skills, acquire basic knowledge, and develop language. The two-day morning and/or afternoon classes offer fun and loving experiences in a secure, enriching environment. Pre-Kindergarten: The Pre-Kindergarten offers a structured yet flexible program. The three-day or five-day morning classes offer a positive basis for learning and the development of number concepts, science awareness, reading readiness, music appreciation, fine and gross motor skills, and individual and group participation opportunities. (excerpted from school website)

Day in the Life

General School Mission

FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL MISSION: Fairview Christian School exists to provide a quality education in a nurturing Christian environment for the glory of God.

FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL VISION: Fairview Christian School is Seattle's choice for private, in-city education. We are committed to engaging education that considers each student's God-given potential...encouraging momentum towards success in life.

Our graduates excel today, inspire others and will impact their communities tomorrow.

BIBLICAL FOUNDATION

God is the creator and sustainer of all things. He is sovereign and will reign forever. --Psalm 2:1, Ephesians 1:8

God has created each child on purpose and for a purpose. --Psalm 9:13-16, Ephesians 2:10

God is truth. Education is the pursuit of truth. --John 14:6, Proverbs 4:7

Education applies and is directed to the “whole” child: his/her intellect; his/her personality; his/her emotional, physical and spiritual components. --Luke 2:52

Jesus Christ is the Master Teacher and serves as our model. --John 1:49, Philippians 2:5

GOALS

To introduce children and families to the knowledge of God and His Son, Jesus Christ. --Matthew 28:18-20

To foster spiritual growth in sound Biblical principles. --Colossians 2:6-8

To lay the foundation through the educational process for independent and successful living. --Luke 6:48-49

To exemplify commitment to others by serving each other and those outside our school. --Luke 6:20-3, Matthew 7:7-14

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents Partnering with Fairview:

Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is Fairview Christian School's parent-teacher organization.

Parents have always been a vital part of the support system for Fairview. It has been amazing to watch how parents have worked together doing community outreach, fundraising, captial improvements, and classroom service. The goal has always been to provide the best quality education in a nurturing Christian environment. This can only be accomplished as parents, teachers, and administrators work together to instruct and guide the children God has placed under our care and supervision. The parent organization at Fairview revolves around the mission and vision of the school. Within this paradigm are four goals:

1. Every Parent giving their support of time and effort in their greatest area of comfort.
2. Every family assuming their share of these financial development for the support of the learning environment of the school.
3. Improved communication and opportunities for input.
4. Vitality, growth, and innovation in the ways we support students through greater parent particiapation.

Each family at Fairview is expected to support the school in both service and dollars. The service support has the threshold and minimum of 3 hours per month per family. In addition, each family is expected to support the PTF fund by giving $150 per year. This required donation is fully tax-deductible (less the value of the yearbook received by each family), and is deposited directly into the PTF Fund. The PTF fund is disbursed as the PTF Board decides. PTF has a heritage of building up our classrooms and teachers by providing materials, capital improvements, making contributions to the FCS tuition assistance program, assisting teachers with monies for continuing education, advertising, and much much more.

(excerpted from school website)

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school