On Thursday, January 31st it was announced that Rincon Valley Christian School was closing. On that same evening there was discussion amongst parents to see if God was up to something new. A group of parents met a few days later to grieve, pray and discuss our options. The next step seemed to be the establishment of a new entity with a parent-based board. An invitation went out to a group of people who had proven investment in the school and around 20 people gathered to solidify initial plans. A follow-up meeting occurred and an executive board has been established along with a handful of subcommittees. One parent, after reflecting on the culture that's been created at this school, asked what do parents do next? Her answer really defines our effort... "They make a plan."
We exist, in partnership with families, to provide a nurturing and challenging educational experience in a Christ-centered community, where students are renewed in the image of their Creator and are equipped to live out their God-given purpose for His glory and the good of others.
The school would be guided and shaped by the following values.
We desire to explicitly bring glory to Jesus and disciple children in His ways. Jesus Christ is Lord over all; therefore, following Him impacts every area of our lives and person, not segments or compartments.
God’s truth intersects with every academic discipline. We should draw attention to His glory in all things, helping our children to establish a comprehensively Christian worldview. This integration includes engaging with and understanding alternative worldviews.
Developing the mind is an important part of any believer’s spiritual maturity.
We aim to instruct our children with excellence and creativity, maintaining high academic standards
without making an idol out of academic achievement.
We express our love for God through our love for others. We desire to be a source of edifying friendship, inter-generational service, and a model of biblical respect and love between students, parents and teachers. Our children learn by imitating good models, therefore we place a high value on retaining exemplary Christian staff.
Biblical maturity includes more than a developed intellect. We desire for our students to be characterized by wisdom and the fruit of the Spirit. The transformation of character occurs inside the classroom,
on the practice field and in the band room. Transformation occurs in community with others,
whether it be serving alongside peers, traveling to a band event or sharing in spiritually enriching experiences. We want our students to benefit from and to be prepared for all of life’s classrooms.
Integrity and Clarity
We view this school as the cooperative effort and responsibility of students, parents, local churches and staff. This means that we value clear and timely communication and also that we consistently uphold school policies. In order to facilitate transparency, we will regularly and clearly report the school’s financial position. We pledge to manage the funds entrusted to the school with integrity and in alignment with our stated mission and purpose.
When it was announced that Rincon Valley Christian School would be closing at the end of the school year, a handful of parents gathered to explore the possibilities. We believe that it is vital to maintain the presence of Christian education in the larger Santa Rosa area. We are motivated to seek God's will for this county and to help existing families with similar passions, inside and outside the RVC community, to find an alternative.
We believe that God may be affording the larger Church in Sonoma county an opportunity to form and sustain a new evangelical, independent, K-12 Christian day school with broad base support from local churches. This is our most fundamental mission and we are currently exploring the various forms that this could take.