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Guidelines for Respecting Diversity

These guidelines have emerged as a result of conversations in the Unity Christian School community on how to grapple with the issue of diversity. They are a work in progress and not a finished policy. They are designed to provide a framework for the discussion of a very important and difficult issue. These guidelines are offered here with the hope that they will stimulate discussions in other Christian schools as well. For further information, please contact Ed Noot at Unity Christian School.

Our Unity Christian School community
is firmly committed to assisting its students
in developing their God-given potential
to enable them to join in the work
of building the kingdom of God.

As a community, Unity Christian School believes that all students are entitled to learn in a safe and healthy environment. We believe that our schools should be places where our students are welcomed and embraced for who they are in Christ. We believe that all students, regardless of their varying abilities, race, family situations, etc., are to be treated with respect and dignity.

We believe that:

  • God loves all of his children equally.
  • Jesus died for all who accept him.
  • We are called to love our neighbor as ourselves.
  • All students need to be accepted for who they are —they are created in the image of God and loved by him.

Christian schools receive their responsibility to educate students through a trust relation established between the enrolled families and the school. Students are entrusted by their parents to Unity Christian School for an education that is presented from a Christian worldview, including biblical, Christian content toward the goal of Christ like living. Our mandate is to remain faithful to the trust that parents have placed in the school for the welfare of their children. The second part of our mandate is to remain faithful to the biblical, Christian tradition on matters of belief and morality.

Unity Christian School affirms the following principles: [This is only part of the article. Want to read more? Subscribe to the website by choosing "Register" from the menu above. It's free!]