Like Minded Values: The Pisgah culture is predicated on core values including offering a program that is Christ-centered, maintaining a culture of remarkable unity, providing a program that reflects excellence, holding each person to high standards of accountability, and making decisions that exhibit the utmost in integrity. Pisgah is a place where faculty truly care and uphold similar principles and values that students learn at home.
Intellectual Curiosity: Pisgah students thirst for knowledge and are internally motivated to achieve to their fullest potential. They seek out opportunities to learn and actively engage in the classroom.
Academic Achievement: Students should demonstrate the ability to successfully achieve within Pisgah’s rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Pisgah uses student achievement data to assess perspective student performance. Within our Lower and Middle Schools students perform at the highest levels on academic achievement tests consistently scoring 7 to 9 on their stanines, a benchmark that has been consistent for more than 10 years. Applicants to the school take the Stanford tests so that we can affirm their success when grouped with current students. Transcripts, entrance exams, teacher evaluations and all achievement data are also weighted.
Social Maturity: The Pisgah community of learners are a family and as family students are expected to play and learn well with others. Social maturity provides an optimal learning environment for all and follows biblical principles of how to treat one another. Prospective students are engaged in informal group interviews and a one on one interview to determine social maturity. Evaluations from Guidance Counselors are also weighted.
Parental Involvement: Parental support and involvement actively reinforces the learning expectations of an independent environment.