Called to Lead by Faith
Middle school students are uniquely positioned to lead by example. The environment that teachers, staff and students create allows them to experience the love of God, pursue His purpose for their lives, and become more Christ-like throughout their social and academic endeavors. As the oldest students at Los Gatos Christian School, their positive influence can be felt throughout the campus. The Spiritual Life Coordinator on the Student Government council helps to ensure that students are actively engaging in meaningful faith building activities.
Daily Bible Class
Middle school students participate in Bible class for 45 minutes each day. Interactive curriculum from Positive Action and Right Now Media stimulate deep discussions and an in-depth study of the Bible. Students also memorize scripture passages. Additionally, our teachers weave relevant biblical perspectives into all course materials.
Students in sixth - eighth grades attend middle school chapel each Tuesday. Topics are relevant to the critical years of middle school and the adjustments to social, emotional and academic expectations unique to this age group. A variety of special speakers and youth pastors visit throughout the year to strengthen their personal walk with the Lord and to challenge them to become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
Each year, middle school students participate in Spiritual Emphasis Week. A special inspirational guest speaker challenges the students to further examine and commit their lives to Christ. A special schedule incorporates chapel into a daily occurrence during this important week.
Devotions and Prayers
As a team, it's important for us to pray together. The LGCS faculty and staff meet for devotions and prayers three times a week. The "Moms in Prayer" parent organization meets on a weekly basis to support the LGCS community through intentional prayer.
Easter Chapel presents the opportunity for middle school students to publicly profess their faith through water baptism. Interested students complete a questionnaire and meet with the Head of School to take part in this milestone step of faith.
Putting love into action.
Middle school students have several opportunities to serve through community service projects.
Their favorite non-profits include Sacred Heart, Cityteam Ministries of San Jose, Second Harvest Food Bank, Lighting for Literacy, and the Wounded Warrior Project. Seventh graders learn about the joys and trials of missions work and community service during their "Mission Ready" trip.