Who are we?
RSM Christian School is first and foremost a family -- and a ministry of a larger family, The Bridge church. And like any good family, we desire the best for our kids. It's our passion to see our children discipled in their journey with God -- partnering with you to help give them the skills needed for maintaining a vibrant relationship with God, their families, and their surrounding community.
Rancho Santa Margarita Christian School (RSMCS) exists to serve families who desire for their
children an education that is distinctly Christian. Our mission is to educate and disciple all
students as they discover their purpose in the work of God’s kingdom, bridging the gap between
who our students are and who God has created them to be.
Christian education is a vital component in the transforming process by which students become
the people who God intends them to be. RSMCS teachers shape the hearts and minds of their
students by bringing them into alignment with the truth of God’s Word (Luke 6:40; Deut. 6:4-8)
and by equipping them for life by cultivating the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical
dimensions of the whole child (Luke 2:52). Our goal is that each student may be presented
mature in Christ (Col. 1:28). This understanding of Christian education provides the backdrop of
our expected schoolwide learner outcomes.
A Nurturing Environment for Students & Families
Students thrive when they know they are safe, loved, and valued as individuals. At RSM Christian School, students are encouraged, mentored, and challenged to be all that God wants them to be by teachers who actively model discipleship. Our faculty and staff are qualified and experienced educators as well as committed Christians. They bring to the classroom a love for the Lord, a love of teaching, and a love for their students. And it shows.
At RSM Christian School, spiritual formation is woven through every aspect of our program. In the classroom, in extracurricular programs, and in student activities, students are encouraged to know Christ and to grow in their relationship with Him. Our teachers, who are all committed Christians, model a Christian walk before their students. The Bible is taught as a core subject at all grade levels. Students are trained in righteousness according to the scriptures (II Tim. 3:16), learning to hide God’s Word in their hearts through ongoing memorization. Students also learn to apply the scriptures to their daily circumstances as they study the lessons of the Word. God’s Word informs the teaching of all subjects in order to instill a biblical worldview in each student.
Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit is essential.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost- they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.
- We believe in the literal existence of both heaven and hell.
- We believe in the spiritual unity and community of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
RSM Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
Philosophy of Education
The primary objective and purpose of RSMCS is to complement the home by providing a Christ-centered environment in which the development of the whole child is promoted through the love of Jesus Christ by the application of biblical truth. It is our belief that education is a process in which all aspects of the growing child – spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical – should be nurtured in a balanced environment of affirmation and challenge.
We are committed to providing a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum with a focus on high achievement for all students.
Christian education extends beyond the informational dimension and is transformational; it is
designed to produce thriving disciples of Jesus Christ who love God, love others, and reach out to the world around them.
We believe that all students can learn and are valued as individuals created in God’s image with unique physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs and abilities. These needs and abilities are nourished best within a safe and supportive learning environment where inspirational administrators, faculty, staff, and coaches encourage and challenge students to pursue excellence.
We believe in the active participation of the Holy Spirit in the educational process. It is the Holy Spirit who leads both teachers and students into all truth. It is the leading of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, which enables the teacher to minister to the spoken and unspoken needs of the child’s heart.
Biblical integration is the method by which God’s Word is infused into every aspect of the school program. All academic disciplines and extracurricular activities alike must be aligned to biblical principles and commands. No teaching, theory, or policy, which contradicts the teaching of Scripture may be presented as true, right, practical, or expedient.
We believe a complete Christian education is realized through developing the whole child in character, knowledge, and skills. Christian education seeks to realize the full potential God has invested in every student. It is not limited to the spiritual and intellectual domains but includes the physical and social domains as well. An RSMCS Lion cultivates the virtues of faith, honor, respect, responsibility, humility, and love toward God, others, and self in all that we do.