At CCES, every student is encouraged to develop their own potential for leadership – by running for an elected position, championing a new idea or simply setting an example for their peers. Opportunities abound for students to act as instruments of change in their school community.
Lower School Leadership
In the Lower School, leadership is taught as a form of service to others and to our world, and students are encouraged to notice the needs of the world and respond. In each grade students are given the opportunity, training, and skills needed to be leaders in small groups, their classroom, the school, and the community.
Students serve as leaders in a variety of ways, such as: Mentors or Book Buddies for younger students, Patrols for carpool, Worship Leaders, Morning Devotion Leaders, assisting with technology for chapel/school events, and in community efforts. Within each of these groups there are captains or student-led committees that coordinate the efforts and assist teachers with decisions and actions for the school. Students leave the Lower School with an awareness of service, the importance of leadership, and the skills to implement ideas.