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Diversity & Belonging

upper school students

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9-10

At Charlotte Christian School we seek to foster a community that impacts the culture for Christ by actively reflecting His command to live in unity and reconciliation with one another. We aim to share and embrace our unique backgrounds and experiences in order to create awareness and appreciation for the perspective of others. We are committed to creating a community of love, compassion and belonging on our campus and within our classrooms. 

Building authentic community

Through authentic and intentional learning opportunities, our students are able to strengthen their ability to have cultural empathy, global awareness and a posture of humility, while seeking unity within our differences. Through cross-cultural development and purposeful guidance from both teachers and administration, students learn how to best cultivate relationships that depict the essence of the body of Christ - one in which seeks similarities, while appreciating our unique backgrounds. 

Fostering courageous conversations

Our community engages in collaborative conversations to assess our school culture, curriculum and best practices. As a college preparatory school, we strive to provide real-life skills that best equip our students to be competent and confident intercultural communicators. We want them to be comfortable with tackling hard topics by providing a clear understanding of what the Bible has to say about the world around them. In our efforts in creating an environment in which every child feels valued, heard and seen, we receive ongoing feedback from our students and alumni so that we can best learn how to be most effective in our pursuit of creating an atmosphere that is committed to diversity and belonging. We engage in honest and candid dialogue with both teachers and administrators, while being proactive in addressing the real needs that are being expressed. 

Strengthening our programs

We approach issues around Biblical diversity and belonging from a developmental lens in each of our divisions. We believe that as part of God’s purposeful design, we are called to seek unity within our differences, and it’s through the power of His Holy Spirit that we are able to be reconciled to Him and to one another. (John 17:20-23)