We equip students spiritually through:
- A commitment to discipleship with parents and teachers partnering in the spiritual and moral training of the students
- A biblical worldview applied to all subjects
- Weekly chapel and Bible class with an emphasis on reaching the hearts of the students and inspiring them in their faith.
- Teachers serving as mentors, modeling a genuine relationship with Christ and daily pursuit of Him.
- An environment on campus consistent with students’ training at home
- Older students modeling godly behavior and spiritual growth to younger students (Goal- “iron sharpening iron”)
We equip students academically through
- Small class sizes (maximum of 14 – 15 students).
- Academic teachers with at least a bachelor’s degree in their subject area or grade level taught.
- Major parental involvement (homeschooling twice a week and serving on campus).
- Students who are prepared to learn because they have been taught self-control, respect for authorities and peers, and the preciousness of others.
- Challenging, exciting teaching that engages the students’ interest and sparks a passion for learning.
- A classical educational approach.
- Field trips and enrichment classes that give students a well-rounded education, including art, music, drama, Spanish, and P.E.
- Small class sizes, never exceeding 15 students per teacher and allowing for individual attention that enhances learning as well as a mentoring relationship between the student and teacher.
- A focus on fundamentals, always preparing students for the next level of learning.
- Classical Education designed to develop students’ abilities to think, reason, and articulate. Read more about the Classical approach to education.
- One-on-one teaching at home.
Each year NorthBay’s students take a standardized, nationally norm-referenced test published by Terra Nova. Their academic achievement is well above average compared to other schools across the nation. We attribute this success to the classical educational approach and the individual attention students receive in small classes and at home, working one-on-one with parents.