Academic Excellence / Christian Values / Community Service
Christian Formation is a pivotal component of the Cross Schools experience. All students, preschoolers through High School, engage in Christian Formation through weekly Chapel services, classes, daily devotionals, prayer, and service.
In preschool, weekly classes are offered where students learn Bible stories and children’s songs.
In the K-4 Lower School, students begin using the Positive Action for Christ curriculum for daily devotionals.
In Middle School, students begin studying the Bible itself, going through an overview of the Old and New Testaments in 5th and 6th grade. In 7th-8th grade, students then learn about living out their faith in real-life circumstances.
In High School, students begin to critically engage Scripture and reflect on theological and ethical issues from a Christian worldview. They will broaden their understanding of what it means to be a Christian leader as they prepare to leave Cross Schools.
Cross Schools offers Chapel services every Wednesday as a regular part of the student experience. Services include student-led worship music, prayers, scripture readings, and a relevant message.
Pastor Nathan Weaver, Director of Spiritual Life, is available for pastoral care, visitation, counseling, and prayer appointments with all members of the Cross Schools’ community (staff, students, and families).
Missions and Service
At Cross Schools, missions are not just something we do; it’s part of who we are. Cross Schools offers a number of opportunities for students to be involved in local mission projects and service opportunities. One of the largest of these is our annual participation in Operation Christmas Child, which includes an 8th-grade service trip to the regional facility. Additionally, our Micro-Missions Program connects each lower school classroom with a local mission project to serve the community in a variety of ways throughout the school year.
Cross Schools also partners with The Church of the Cross in its local ministry through the God’s Goods Thrift Store and Food Bank. In addition to coordinating the Micro-Missions Program and Operation Christmas Child, Mrs. Leslie Albert also coordinates other various service opportunities throughout the year as they come up.
In-person service opportunities have been limited since March 2020 due to COVID-19.