What We Believe
Biblically-based experiences that equip a student for a life-long, maturing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Athletic and educational programs that foster a Christ-like attitude towards competition and sportsmanship.
A biblical, accredited curriculum that prepares the student for the challenges of higher education and life-long learning.
An academic community that models Christian character, conduct, accountability, and service.
Capistrano Valley Christian Schools teaches evangelical Christian doctrines and values.
We believe in:
- The spiritual relationship of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, living a life of righteous works, separated from the world, witnessing His saving grace through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
- The Bible as the only inspired, authoritative, Word of God, equal in all parts without error.
- The one God, eternally existent (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who created man by a direct, immediate act.
- The pre-existence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to Heaven, and the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- The fall of man, the need of regeneration by the operation of the Holy Spirit on the basis of grace alone, and the resurrection of all people to life or damnation.
- That biblical marriage consists only of the union of one biological man and one biological woman, and that biblical marriage is the only legitimate and acceptable context for a sexual relationship.
What we believe about sex and gender:
Our physical bodies are essential to our bearing of God’s image. Genesis 1:27 says, “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
The perfect original intent for humankind was for all humans to be classified as either male or female.
All scripture speaks to the intentional creation of man and woman, that gender and sex are one and the same.
Jesus affirms all of the above in Matthew 19:4-5 when He references Genesis 1:27.
Because the scriptures clearly describe humans as distinctly man and woman, CVCS will treat all students in accordance with God’s original creation of their bodies and souls. Students who were born as males will be classified as boys, and students who were born as females will be classified as girls. Examples of practical implications for on campus issues include, but are not limited to:
Students will be required to use bathrooms aligned to their biological sex at birth.
Students will not be addressed by a pronoun or a description that does not align to their biological sex at birth, including ‘they’ or ‘them’.
When traveling on overnight field trips, students will stay in accommodations with students of the same biological sex at birth.
In circumstances when students are divided by gender for class activities, they will be classified by their biological sex at birth.
Students will be required to participate in athletics that are aligned to their biological sex at birth, unless the activity is specifically designed to be co-ed.
Established uniform policies for male and female students will be enforced by biological sex at birth.
Our care for students experiencing transgender struggles does not negate our expectation that school rules and policies are respected and adhered to by all CVCS students. If the student and/or family chooses not to adhere to the policies set forth and/or insists on a gender identification different than their biological sex at birth, the student will be unenrolled from CVCS for non-compliance with stated school policy.
CVCS reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student if the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home or the activities of the student are counter to or are in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, participating in, supporting, or condoning sexual immorality, homosexual or bisexual activity; promoting such practices, a transgender lifestyle; or being unable to support the moral principles of the school.
CVCS accordingly reserves the right to terminate or not renew a student’s enrollment if the school concludes that the actions of a parent or guardian make a positive and constructive relationship impossible or otherwise interfere with CVCS’s accomplishment of its educational purposes.