The ICSV School Board has adopted a new Vision Statement for the school. ICSV desires to be “an international school of choice where every student is valued and empowered with truth and knowledge for life.” In these 18 words are expressed the school’s vision for the future. What do these phrases really imply?
An international school of choice – ICSV cherishes the fact that the school has become a truly international community. Our students come from 44 different countries, our teaching staff come from ten different countries, and our non-teaching staff members come from five different countries. Our mission is to the entire international community in Vienna.
A school of choice implies that when parents look at ICSV and compare what we offer with the other international schools in Vienna, they choose us because of our quality academic program and the nurturing environment that we provide. ICSV simply desires to be a parent’s number one choice for their children.
Where every student is valued – ICSV views every student as a unique person created in the Image of God. For this reason, every student has value. We celebrate every student’s individual gifts and talents, allowing them to thrive as they experience acceptance and love.
And empowered with truth – At ICSV we develop students’ minds by exposing them to Absolute Truth in a place that allows them to grapple with that truth, encouraging them to become critical thinkers. We send our students out into the world, having been taught the truth of Scripture and how to think and view the world through a uniquely biblical worldview.
And knowledge for life – ICSV students are prepared to face the challenges of this world because of what they have learned by being involved in the ICSV community. We are equipping students with content, skills, and habits of mind that will allow them to live fulfilling lives throughout the nations of the world.
As a whole, our new Vision Statement emphasizes our desire to serve the international community as a school of excellence that parents choose for their children. While here, students develop into independent thinkers, founded in a biblical worldview and ready to face the challenges of their future. It is our privilege to partner with parents as they meet their God-given responsibility to educate their children for His glory.
Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon Brobst, Ed.D.