High School

Message from the Upper School Principal

At ICS, we endeavor every day to live out what it means to be a “Christ-centered learning community.” In the high school, we are intentional about working together to create retreats, plan special events, and foster dynamic small groups in order to provide opportunities for meaningful connection and community. Field Study trips, the Fall Ball, Mr. ICS, Homecoming Week, Junior Senior Banquet, and service projects are just a part of what happens beyond the school walls here at ICS. But some of our favorite memories from the past year were those times when our high school students and faculty were engaged with our middle school and elementary age students, reading, playing, worshipping, and even praying together. Our goal is that every student in the high school is individually known and loved and challenged as a part of our ICS family.

At the same time, we desire not only to know and nurture our community of students, but we are passionate about learning. We work diligently to equip and inspire our students so that they will thrive in the world God has created. Learning is at the center of all that we do, and our high school faculty are not only expert teachers, but they also understand the power of Christian education to transform the lives and minds of our students. Our outstanding ACT scores as well as our college scholarship and acceptance letters are clear evidence of the excellence of the education here at ICS.  But it’s more than that. Together we’re building a worldview so that we can begin to see the world from God’s perspective as we embrace deep understanding and become critical thinkers.

And finally, above all, we desire to be Christ-centered in all that we do. Whether we’re competing on the basketball court, engaging in service projects around town, ministering across the southwest through our annual Music Tour, or performing on the stage, our desire is to worship God through every aspect of our lives. It’s who we were made to be!

So whether you’re a new high school student at ICS or you have been walking these halls since preschool, we’re glad you’re here!  We’re excited that you’re a part of what God is doing here at ICS.

Denise Buckley
Upper School Principal


High School Spiritual Emphasis Retreat at Big Canyon Ranch, 8/29-30

Over the years, we have found that this retreat is truly a special time that brings the high school together. Students spend two days away from the ICS campus, playing team building games, hearing from speakers and worshiping God. Needless to say this retreat sets the tone for the school year. Although every high school student is expected to attend, they will NOT be disappointed! Come ready for games, worship, small groups, a giant swing, a rock climbing wall, a waterslide, a bonfire with s'mores and tons of other activities! Our high school Student Council plans the event, and we're really excited about what they put together.
What you need to know: 
  • The retreat begins at school on Wednesday morning with students sharing breakfast together. Each grade level will bring breakfast supplies to share with their class (sign ups will be on Monday during community time). After that, staff and students will board the bus for Big Canyon Ranch. Students will spend Wednesday night and most of Thursday at Big Canyon. We plan to leave Big Canyon at 4 pmThursday, head into Park City for a quick dinner, and then meet at ICS for some final events. We will wrap up the evening with a time of worship around a bonfire.  Please plan to pick students up from school on Thursday night at 9:30. Our high school students do not have school on Friday, August 31st. (This is a half day for all other levels of the school.) 
  • Our theme for the retreat (and the school year) is "Authentic Connection". 
  • Get packing! CLICK HERE for what to bring. 
  • In order for your student to attend, a medical release must be completed. CLICK HERE to complete the form.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or need to communicate any information to me, please don't hesitate to email Denise Buckley, our Upper School Principal, at dbuckley@intermountainchristian.org. And please be praying for us. We're looking forward to a great time together!


Congrats, Emma Harter,
recipient of the 2017-2018 Lion Award!