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Statement of Faith

  • Parental Responsibility

We believe that the God-given responsibility for raising and educating children belongs first and foremost to parents. In choosing to send their children to New Generation, parents choose to delegate a large part of that responsibility to the teachers and staff of the school. We encourage parents to join our school only if they are ready to form a partnering relationship with us in the pursuit of the educational goals listed below.

  • Biblical Worldview

At New Generation we believe that all truth is created by God. Through the teaching of subject material from a biblical point of view and daily interaction based on Christian values, we desire to help students understand the world as God created it and see their place in it. For this reason, all of the teachers and other staff at the school are Christians who have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and are continually developing and applying their biblical worldview.

  • Modern Instructional Methods

Modern educational research has shown that students learn and develop differently, and that effective classroom education should include a variety of instructional methods. At New Generation, we are committed to using modern ideas to address the needs of various students and help them develop and succeed academically.

- Whenever possible, teachers involve a variety of different teaching styles in their lessons, including traditional lecturing as well as hands-on activities and the use of multi-media.
- Teachers strive to make the material interesting for students and cater to the different personalities and learning styles in the classroom.
- Rather than relying on competition to motivate learning, students are encouraged to work hard and do their best in order to please God.

  • Quality over Quantity

At New Generation we believe that the quality of the information taught is more important than the quantity. Rather than pushing the memorization of many facts, we attempt to teach material in a way that promotes critical thinking, knowledge discovery, and long-lasting information retention. Using certified Ukrainian and American curriculum as a guideline, teachers have the freedom to add, subtract, adapt, or change the order of the material as they teach. Teachers are encouraged to use learning methods and activities that make the subject material interesting and involve the use of multiple senses in the learning process. They may also choose to spend more time in one content area and less in another, as needs of the class and time allow. We believe that such an approach to education will result in more effective long-term learning than the traditional approach used by most schools in Ukraine.


 

Through application of the educational philosophy as outlined above, we desire that students will:

Spiritual Development

  • Seek an authentic, saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Attain a general knowledge of the Bible.
  • Understand all areas of life and learning from a biblical worldview.
  • Use their knowledge, gifts, and abilities to serve God and others.

Intellectual Development

  • Develop a desire to learn, discover, and examine information for themselves.
  • Acquire a basic foundation of knowledge in all of the major subject areas in both English and Ukrainian languages.
  • Attain a general knowledge of the Bible.
  • Understand all areas of life and learning from a biblical worldview.
  • Use their knowledge, gifts, and abilities to serve God and others.

Social Development

  • Practice serving others as part of daily life.
  • Develop a respect for the traditions and ideas of people from other cultures.
  • Learn and apply healthy, biblical principles in relationship with others.
  • Learn how to encourage and work as a team with others.
  • Respond respectfully and correctly to various forms of authority.
  • Use their talents and abilities to have a positive impact on society.

Physical and Emotional Development

  • Understand and apply good health practices in daily life.
  • Develop and use self-control in their attitudes and behavior.
  • Maintain good physical fitness.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

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DISTINCTIVES

Christian – New Generation is first and foremost a Christian school. All aspects of the school program and atmosphere are founded on a biblical worldview.

All subjects are taught from a biblical perspective, rather than the secular perspective usually found in public schools, allowing students to learn about and see the world as God created and sees it.
Staff and teachers strive to relate to students and families according to biblical principles, making the atmosphere a safe and enjoyable place for children to learn.
Teachers work not just to impart knowledge to students, but to prepare them to use their knowledge and abilities to serve God with their lives.

Dual language program - Students have the opportunity to complete both American and Ukrainian educational programs at the same time, preparing them for a successful life in the modern world.

Students study English not as a second language, but instead learn English as they complete American educational courses in an English-speaking setting.
After several years, students should speak, read, and write in English at the level and understanding of a native speaker.
Students who continue to complete the requirements for both programs in upper school may have the opportunity to earn both American and Ukrainian diplomas.

Small class sizes - Classes are limited to 12 students. This allows teachers to spend more time individually addressing the needs of different students in two language programs.

Non-traditional – New Generation is not currently licensed by the government, giving us the flexibility to choose our own philosophy and educational goals, curriculum, and teaching methods. This also allows teachers to spend time and energy on the educational process, rather than paperwork required by the government. Our students are enrolled in a licensed ‘externat’ program, whose representatives evaluate our students and provide necessary documents at the end of the school year.

Independent • Independent – Our school is not connected to any one church or denomination. We are open to all who are ready to accept our goals and values.

We recognize the historical Christian faith as defined by the Scriptures.

  • We believe the scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the uniquely inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life 
  • We believe in one God, the Creator, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and was and remains true God and true man 
  • We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, from His throne of majesty, He continues to be our High Priest and Advocate. 
  • We believe that humanity was specially created in the image of God, but, in rebelling against God’s rule, fell into sin. As a result, all are lost and stand guilty before the righteous judgment of God; it is only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit that salvation and spiritual life can be secured. 
  • We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only those who, by faith, receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, thus becoming children of God. This eternal salvation is wholly a work of God’s grace, freely given to all who repent and believe in Jesus Christ 
  • We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and that, to that end, the Holy Spirit indwells and gives spiritual life to all believers, enables them to understand Biblical truth, empowers them for godly living, and equips them for service and witness. 
  • We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that the hope of His appearing has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer 
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and conscious separation from God in eternal punishment 
  • We believe that there is one true Church, composed of all persons from every generation, tongue, tribe, and nation who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. 

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION