ICS is a Christ-centered learning community that exists to equip and inspire students to thrive in God’s World.
Equip, Inspire, Thrive
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33), His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35), His sinless life (Hebrews 4: 15, 7:26), His miracles (John 2:11), His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), His Resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4), His Ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19), His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God's grace and through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16–19, 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8–9; Ephesians 2:8–10; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28–29).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12–13, Galatians 3:26–28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13–14; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19–20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).
We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18–25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2–5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God's command is that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26–27).
We are Christ-centered.
The ICS community is united in the truth of Psalm 24:1: “The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” All of our activities, curricular and co-curricular, seek to magnify the triune God.
We are a learning community.
The students, teachers, parents, staff, and administration of ICS partner in life-long learning to create and live in a relational environment conducive to optimal educational experiences for the whole child.
We equip students.
The ICS community relentlessly pursues exemplary and effective academics by teaching and developing students’ tools, skills, and foundations in an engaged, Biblically-integrated learning environment.
We inspire students.
The ICS community affirms students as individuals and encourages them to solidify their identity in Christ, take ownership of their learning, and develop their unique character and talents while growing as image bearers of God (Col. 2:2-3). We share a goal of seeing our students thrive in God’s world. The ICS community, in prayer and practice, desires that our students flourish in living passionate and fulfilled lives using their gifts to impact Christ’s kingdom while at ICS and wherever they are called (John 10:10).
Philosophy of Education
Christ-Centered Learning Community
The culture of Intermountain Christian School is centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ. Families and teachers partner together, informed by Scripture, to educate children about God, His world, and their place in it. The Christ-centered learning community is one in which students are challenged academically, encouraged spiritually, and led to embrace all that God has created them to be.
Intermountain Christian School believes teaching is rooted in the understanding that all students are created in God’s image and are uniquely gifted. The ICS community believes instruction should be engaging and differentiated in a way that challenges and enables all students to succeed. Teachers are encouraged to build and maintain relationships with each other, with families, and with students. Those relationships inspire a desire to learn, foster accountability to high standards, and develop an understanding of our purpose in God’s world.
Inspires to Thrive
Intermountain Christian School believes students have the ability to learn and grow as God has gifted them. Classroom environments are structured so that all students discover and engage with truth in various academic disciplines, all through the lens of Scripture. ICS believes learning occurs in a wide variety of contexts and happens best when students engage in what they are learning, build on prior knowledge, and enjoy the learning process. Education is always ongoing and is most effective when home and school partner together to provide a dynamic learning environment that prepares students to thrive in God’s world.
As ICS pursues its mission of equipping and inspiring students to thrive in God’s world, our purpose and what we work to produce, in concert with the Holy Spirit, are graduates who are...
Christlike in Character
They love like Jesus loves with passionate hearts of integrity.
Biblical Worldview - They live lives informed fully by Scripture.
Faithful in Difficulty - They embrace all of life with Godly grace, resilience, and gratitude.
Loves in Diversity - In authentic community, they engage varying religions, cultures, attitudes and world-views with God’s love and truth.
They utilize knowledge and experience with discernment in the fear of the Lord.
Well-Educated - They have completed a broad and comprehensive academic program with high standards.
Truth Discerner - They critically engage the culture from a basis of Biblical truth in the context of the world to which God has called them.
Well-Rounded - They enjoy and cultivate a wide range of God-given talents, gifts, and skills.
Whether dynamic leaders or quiet presences, they have meaningful and significant impact upon the world around them.
Effective Communicators - They express ideas and thoughts with wisdom, compassion, and clarity.
Biblical Courage - They act with confidence following Jesus in all things.
Each enrollee of Intermountain Christian School (ICS) is welcomed in Christian love through a reflection of both the Grace and Truth of Jesus Christ (John 1:14). All families must read and sign this admission statement yearly, indicating understanding of the perspectives of ICS as stated below:
ICS is committed by faith to be governed by, led by, and educated through spiritually mature, Christian believers as board members, administrators, teachers, and support staff.
ICS is committed by faith to the interpretation of all subject material in light of a Biblical worldview.
ICS is committed by faith to teach, wherever it is developmentally appropriate, and in connection with subject material and all community life, that the moral law of God is the only right standard of living. This includes, but is not limited to,:
a Biblical definition of love as acts and interactions that demonstrate, at all times, that each human being is of infinite value, created in the image of God. This is true even in light of the fact that each human being is corrupted by the fall into sin. This prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if actions such as uncontrolled anger, bullying, ridicule, sarcasm with intent to hurt or demean, isolation, or control for the sake of control are acceptable in God’s eyes.
a Biblical definition of sexual purity as human sexuality that is limited to the intimate physical union between one woman and one man, bound in marriage by a vow. (Gen 2:18-25) This prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if actions such as pre-marital, extra-marital, and same-gender sexual unions, pornography of any kind, polygamy, heterosexual co-habitation without marriage, excessive or inappropriate public displays of affection, excessive immodesty and/or indecency are acceptable in God’s eyes. (I Cor 6:18)
a Biblical definition of human life beginning in the womb and having infinite value. This prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if abortion is acceptable in God’s eyes. In connection with this, ICS will teach, when developmentally appropriate, that God’s beautiful design for sex is within the confines of marriage and will teach an understanding of the vast and deep responsibility associated with sexual intercourse and the pro-creation of human life. (I Cor 7:2-5; Heb 13:4)
a Biblical definition of integrity as interactions that demonstrate, at all times, an understanding of, and response to, God’s ownership and distribution of all things whether in public or in private. This prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if actions such as cheating, lying, stealing, manipulation, or rebellion are acceptable in God’s eyes.
a Biblical definition of human identity rooted in the ‘awesome and wonderful’ work of God in the intentional formation of each human in the womb (Psalm 139:14) and the unique position of humans above all other creatures as image-bearers of God. We believe God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct and yet complimentary genders together reflect the nature and image of God. (Gen. 1:26-27) This definition of identity prohibits ICS from teaching, by action or word, as if actions such as attempts to alter the fundamental identity or structure of the human body are God-honoring choices. This includes gender changes and cross-dressing.
a Biblical definition of order as a mutually responsible agreement to a set of guidelines that reflect the order and design of God’s creation. This order encourages the progress of the whole child toward the peak of his or her potential. The guidelines for this agreement at ICS are outlined in the Family Handbook (CLICK HERE) for the academic, behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth of students at ICS.
In summary, the mission of ICS requires that Biblical truths, held in faith by the founding, governing, and teaching participants of ICS, be taught and integrated into all learning as the final and absolute authority on all matters of faith and life.
I have read and understand this perspective of Biblical teaching at ICS and I will not seek to promote or pressure any members of this community with any personal beliefs, lifestyles, or opinions that undermine or adversely influence the faith beliefs as outlined in….
A) the Statement of Faith,
B) this Admissions Statement,
C) and the Family Handbook (including the HS/MS Conduct Pledge).
I understand that should I choose to persistently participate in lifestyles, behaviors, and open expressions of beliefs that contradict or undermine the positions in the admissions statement, I will agree to peacefully seek an educational institution whose foundation and beliefs are not in conflict with my own beliefs and understand that failure to do so will result in expulsion.