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Guiding Principles

Our Mission

The International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB) exists to serve families by providing their children with an excellent, biblically-based, college-preparatory education, in an environment that encourages them to become wholehearted followers of Christ.

Our Core Values

Community

Integrity

Growth

        

   

 

Our Vision

Our vision is that students from all backgrounds are equipped to succeed in college and to live in service to God and others, and that missionary families are supported as they serve in Hungary and in the region.

our expected student outcomes

A maturing ICSB student will be a:

Christ-follower who...

  • Trusts in Jesus Christ as his/her only means for salvation and lives in genuine relationship with Him
  • Sees his/her own identity and worth as an image-bearer of God
  • Values all human beings (regardless of differences) and treats them as fellow image-bearers
  • Demonstrates Christlike character, attitude, and behavior

Active Thinker who…

  • Thinks critically and creatively and engages in problem-solving
  • Practices intellectual virtues
  • Is well-prepared in all academic disciplines
  • Pursues ongoing learning opportunities for development of knowledge and skills

Effective Communicator who...

  • Can articulate a biblical worldview
  • Reads, writes, creates, listens, and speaks skillfully and graciously
  • Works collaboratively with others

Global Citizen who...

  • Is a responsible, productive, compassionate member of society
  • Develops God-honoring solutions to real-world problems
  • Practices justice, mercy, and righteousness with others

Faithful Steward who...

  • Maintains disciplined health and personal habits, and cultivates his/her gifts and interests
  • Manages the resources and cherishes the relationships that God has entrusted to him/her
  • Cares for God's creation

Our Educational Philosophy

 

Purpose of Education

We believe that a Christian education equips students for a life of service to God by guiding them in the development of essential knowledge, dispositions, and skills within a worldview that affirms God's creation, man's sinfulness, and Christ's redemption. A complete education transforms knowledge into wisdom, practice action, and service.

Educational Roles

We believe that children learn in a variety of contexts. God has given parents the primary responsibility for raising their children; the school and the church are influential partners in the educational process.

Truth and Knowledge

We believe that God is the ultimate source of Truth and knowledge as revealed in both the Bible and His created reality.

Teachers

We believe that teachers are leaders and mentors who nurture and influence students in their care by modeling authentic godliness and by providing a variety of engaging, active learning experiences and assessments, using high quality materials and effective methods.

Students

We believe that students are unique, valued, responsible individuals who are created in God's image. Learning is best fostered in a safe and supportive, yet challenging and stimulating environment that recognizes their multi-dimensional nature.

Curriculum

We believe that an effective instructional program is rigorous and provides carefully structured learning experiences from a biblical perspective within a broad range of subjects in the context of a liberal arts education.

(Genesis 1-2; Proverbs 1:7; 2:1-11; 22-6; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 3:23-24; Colossians 1:15-17; 2:2-3; 2 Timothy 3:16)

Our Statement of Faith

 

We Believe...

The Bible: We believe the 66 books of the Bible to be the infallible, written Word of God, verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original manuscripts, and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:3-4, 20-21; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 22:18-19). 

The Godhead: We believe in the unity of the Godhead, eternally existing in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each of whom possess equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality (Deuteronomy 6:4 Isaiah 45:18; 46:9-11; Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:1-3; Romans 1:1-6; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 1:3-14; 4:3-6). 

The Person of Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and became incarnate through the virgin birth, and that He unites forever in His Person perfect deity and true humanity (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-3; 1 John 1:1-3; 4:14-15). 

The Work of Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, that He was crucified as the substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of men, that He rose bodily from the dead, that He ascended into heaven where He is now exalted at the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for the believer (Matthew 28:6; John 14:1-7; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1 Peter 2:21-24; 3:18). 

Man: We believe that man was originally and directly created in the image of God and that through disobedience fell. Consequently all were brought under divine condemnation and are born sinners, unable to please God in their natural state (Genesis 1:27; 3:1-18; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; 5:12-19).

The Holy Spirit: We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in the conviction and regeneration of the sinner. We believe in His indwelling presence and ministry in the believer to glorify Christ (John 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-14; 1 Corinthians 12:8-13; Ephesians 1:13-14; Hebrews 9:13-14).

Salvation: We believe that eternal salvation is wholly a work of God's grace and that, upon repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, sinners are forgiven and divine righteousness is imputed to them (John 3:3-6, 16-18; Acts 4:8-12; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Timothy 2:3-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; Hebrews 4:1-2; 1 Peter 1:18-23).

The Church: We believe that the Church, the Body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, having been baptized into Christ by the Holy Spirit at the time of regeneration (Matthew 16:16-19; 28:19-20; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4, 41-42; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Timothy 3; Hebrews 12:22-24). 

The Resurrection: We believe in the bodily resurrection of the believers to eternal life and conscious fellowship with God. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the unbeliever to conscious separation from God in eternal punishment (1 Corinthians 15:20-28, 50-58; Revelation 20:11-15). 

The Great Commission: We believe that Christ commissioned the Church to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples in every nation (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:14-20; John 20:19-23; Acts 1:4-8).

The Second Coming: We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally, visibly, and bodily to receive His own and to establish His kingdom, and to rule in righteousness and peace (John 14:1-6; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-16).