Excellence

Excellence

We offer a private Christian education while striving for excellence from our teachers, our staff and our students.

Students
• Zion ranks higher than any of the public schools in our area in standardized achievement test scores.
• Our rigorous curriculum ensures that our students are always ahead of their public school peers.
• Our teachers are charged with ensuring that every student in their class succeeds.
• Our students are encouraged to be innovative and creative.
• We emphasize critical thinking skills and problem solving at every grade level.
• Our faculty meetings encourage our teachers to focus on current trends in education.
• 6th through 8th grade students use McGraw Hill’s proficiency-based ALEKS math program which personalizes learning to meet each student at his/her own level.
• 6th through 8th grade students focus on CORE values: Clean, Organized, Responsible and Equipped.

Teachers and Staff
• Our teachers are required to maintain a plan for ongoing professional development.
• This year, two staff members attended a Wilson Training workshop and are now experts in dyslexia and language development.
• Over the last 3 years, five of our teachers have completed their Lutheran Teaching Colloquy, and have become certified Ministers of Education.
• 100% of our teachers have Bachelor’s Degrees, many have Master’s Degrees in teaching-related fields, and most are “double-certified” as both Washington State Teachers and Lutheran Ministers of Education.
• Our faculty meetings encourage our teachers to focus on current trends in education.
• All teachers attend the Northwest District Teachers Conference every Fall.