What do we want our students to do? Where do we want them to go? Who do we want them to be?
In accordance with the vision and mission statement of NCA, in seeking to provide a distinctly Christian and Classical education, it is the hope of the school, that upon graduation from NCA, a student will be:
1 – A Follower of Christ
This is the foundational and primary goal for all graduates, recognizing that without a reverent love of Christ and a desire to follow Him, in whom we live, move, and have our being, the education process is futile. Students who are followers of Christ will seek to display the virtues of our Lord, humbly laying down their lives at the throne of Christ.
2 – A Master of Language
As creatures of The Word we live as recipients of revelation recognizing that the Lord has revealed Himself to us through the very words of the scriptures. For this reason, throughout their education, students will develop the ability to organize, analyze, and comprehend language through the study of the English, Latin, and Greek languages.
3 – A Delighter in God’s Creation
As followers of Christ, we understand that all of creation points to the glory of God. As such, it is appropriate that we understand and enjoy that creation as a gift of God. The students will gain an enduring love of life in all areas of God’s creation. As students learn about and reflect on God’s creation, they will grow in their love for God.
4 – A Reflective Composer
As creatures made in the image of God, we have the unique ability to not only love God’s creation, but to compose and create works which honor God. Such composing does not mean a usurping of God’s creation by elevating our own ideas above those of God, but rather a creating of ideas achieved through quiet reflection in submission to the true Creator. Students will sharpen their abilities to take what has been learned and be able to produce their own works. The students will not merely be passive absorbers of knowledge, but active producers of ideas and compositions.
5 – A Renewer of Culture
When we answer the call of Christ and follow Him, we not only engage the culture around us, but also actively renew it, making disciples of all nations. The entire education process is moving towards the goal of inspiring students be true ambassadors of Christ. When graduates are founded upon Christ, the Cornerstone, and seek to center all education around Christ, they will not go out into the world merely as academics. They will go out as men and women who live in the presence of God, humbly and lovingly engaging the world, yet standing firmly for the Kingdom of Christ.