International Christian School

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Basic Information

Address: 312 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn, NY 11218
County: Kings
School District: Brooklyn
Phone Number: 718.436.8924

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Additional Information

School Type: private Christian school
Founded: 1977
Ages/Grades: K3-12th
School Size: 165
Classroom Size: 15
Curriculum:

A Beka Book, BJU Press

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

20-unit computer lab, teacher laptops

Parking Spaces/Availability:

parking lot

Uniform Guidelines:

dress-casual appearance standards

Mission Statement:

International Christian School exists…
To enable students to develop the character of Christ.
To educate with excellent, Bible-centered academics.
To equip students for a lifetime of service for Christ.
To encourage students to achieve their full potential.
To elevate the student’s love for God and country.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Statement of Faith
- We believe in the verbal inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. We believe that the Bible reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God’s plan and purpose in the ages.
- We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity, virgin birth, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- We believe that salvation is ‘by grace’ plus nothing and minus nothing. The conditions to salvation are repentance and faith.
- We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the visible, personal, and premillennial return of Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the everlasting, conscious blessedness of the saved and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

School History:

Pastor John Morgan and his wife Janice came to Brooklyn as missionaries in 1976 and founded International Baptist Church. It was obvious to them after just one year of having their own children in the NYC public school system that it was no place for Christian young people. The need for a Christian day school was great, so in 1977, they founded International Christian School in the Windsor Terrace community of Brooklyn.

Started as a small ACE school with a self-paced curriculum, International Christian School grew steadily and was able in just a few years to change over to a traditional school model with teacher-led instruction. In both styles of instruction, International Christian School has faithfully adhered to Biblically-based curriculum with a Christian perspective.

In 1999, International Baptist Church purchased a much larger facility less than a mile from the school’s original location. After some important renovation and restoration, International Baptist Church and International Christian School moved into their present home during the summer of 2000.

Notes/School Information: Academic Overview

International Christian School teaches all traditional academic disciplines using only curricula written with a Biblical worldview and from a Christian perspective. Truly, educational excellence begins with excellence in education; and there is no more excellent way than God's way.

While education in America has been in decline for many decades, International Christian School adheres to a strong traditional program. This means that many will consider ours to be an advanced curriculum when compared with what is being taught in other schools today. On the other hand, since we are privately funded, this means that we are not susceptible to the shortcomings of educational fads and bureaucratic whims that are often mandated on government-financed schools. While our academics are up-to-date, our teachers are free to teach students both traditional methods and traditional values. We have found this combination to produce tremendous results, and we consider ourselves blessed.

Excellence in education begins with a strong foundation. At International Christian School, even our 3-year-old kindergarten has an academic curriculum (and nap time!). While 3-year-olds are taught to print their letters using manuscript, we begin teaching cursive writing in 4-year-old kindergarten. By 1st grade, our students are taught only cursive writing.

Scope and Sequence

International Christian School uses predominantly A Beka Book materials, although we also use a good number of BJU Press materials and a few other publishers to supplement for classes such as NYS history and music.

Academic Overview

International Christian School teaches all traditional academic disciplines using only curricula written with a Biblical worldview and from a Christian perspective. Truly, educational excellence begins with excellence in education; and there is no more excellent way than God's way.

While education in America has been in decline for many decades, International Christian School adheres to a strong traditional program. This means that many will consider ours to be an advanced curriculum when compared with what is being taught in other schools today. On the other hand, since we are privately funded, this means that we are not susceptible to the shortcomings of educational fads and bureaucratic whims that are often mandated on government-financed schools. While our academics are up-to-date, our teachers are free to teach students both traditional methods and traditional values. We have found this combination to produce tremendous results, and we consider ourselves blessed.

Excellence in education begins with a strong foundation. At International Christian School, even our 3-year-old kindergarten has an academic curriculum (and nap time!). While 3-year-olds are taught to print their letters using manuscript, we begin teaching cursive writing in 4-year-old kindergarten. By 1st grade, our students are taught only cursive writing.

Scope and Sequence

International Christian School uses predominantly A Beka Book materials, although we also use a good number of BJU Press materials and a few other publishers to supplement for classes such as NYS history and music.