"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, 
Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, 
gentleness and patience. 

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. 
Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 

  And over all these virtues put on love, 

which binds them all together in perfect unity."  Col. 3:12-14 (NIV) 

At San Jose Christian
 each individual student is nurtured by our intentional Christian community. Well-qualified and credentialed teachers offer each and every student an outstanding and well-balanced education based on a curriculum infused with Biblical principles. 

All students can learn and improve. 
That applies to academics as well as music and sport. At San Jose Christian teachers and coaches teach and lead with a growth mindset---in effect telling each student, "You are a developing person, and I am committed to your development".1 

In addition to the expected high academic standards, students are given a lot of food for thought on the spiritual and affective levels. For example, the 7th graders start the year with an overnight Spiritual Retreat in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains during which they learn more of their true identity as beloved children of God.

                         The mantra of our Middle School's popular 1-1 
                         laptop initiative is "Teach, Not Ban" -- students
                           are encouraged to embrace technology for its 
                         positive potential in helping us acquire skills in
                           research, collaboration, communication, and
                         creativity, while becoming wise and discerning
                             digital citizens. In fact, we would like our
                                            students to go out, engage, 
                                   and transform culture for God's glory. 

1. Dweck, Carol S.  Mindset.   New York: Ballantine Books, 2016.