Commitment and Expectations

MSCS is a school that emphasizes:

  • community, service, peacemaking, the centrality of Christ at the core
  • educating the whole child with both classroom and extra-curricular programs as integral
  • valuing, caring for and challenging each child to be their best and pushing students towards quality learning and living
  • operating in partnership with the church and the home and together building a sense of community
  • creating cross-grade experiences so that students learn to form relationships and care with other children and adults across age groups
  • rejecting the use of violence in solving conflicts
  • involving students in service projects in school and in the community
  • creating a joyful, creative and productive learning community
  • committing teachers to a journey of improvement, innovation, creativity and assessment
  • creating rich and varied learning experiences to meet diverse classroom needs
  • using technology as a learning tool
  • exceeding outcomes from the Alberta Learning Curriculum
  • setting a climate of trust and respect

Who are we at MSCS?

MSCS is based on the Anabaptist philosophy and teaching that believes:

  • students need to be nurtured in their faith,
  • ask questions in an open environment,
  • form their own faith within a Christian community,
  • be challenged to have their beliefs demonstrated in actions that build God’s kingdom
  • and learn to see their learning and their living as connected.

What commitment does MSCS make to students?

  • we endeavour to create a healthy and caring climate in which all members of our community – students, teachers, volunteers, staff and parents – feel respected, cared for and welcomed.
  • Students may expect to receive effective instruction and evaluation in orderly classes
  • we will give opportunities for students to participate in the life of their school in ways that will develop their ability to lead, to cooperate with others, and to be responsible participants.
  • our school community will show a genuine interest in our students as people, recognizing their individual differences and worth.
  • we will model a Christian walk for them, and will be nurtured in their search for and formation of life values.

What does MSCS expect of students?

  • to demonstrate high standards of effort according to their ability in academic studies.
  • to demonstrate standards in personal conduct that will exemplify our desire to be Christ-like.
  • to demonstrate extensive involvement in school participation and citizenship.
  • to be serious about learning and to give their best effort.
  • to give their best effort in all of their classes and activities (bringing required materials to class, completing assigned work, abiding by the dress code).