Many consider private schools as a scepter of the wealthy and the affluent. However, the image portrayed of these tuition-reliant institutions don’t hold true for the majority of independent schools across the United States. Most private schools conduct their affairs as a normal public school. A typical private school isn’t extremely prestigious, it doesn’t have a large campus, and it certainly doesn’t have a large student body. The students of a private school often live ordinary lives, hoping to get through their four years of high school. Such as the story of the students and staff of Hutchinson Christian School in suburban Denver, Colorado.
Offering their best attempt at providing Christian education to its students, Hutchinson Christian School has helped shape students, past and present, to become aware of who they are and what God has in store for them. Inside the walls of this school holds a variation of students. Students ardent in their faith, students not even acknowledging God but are here only because this was the school of choice from their parents – you name it, it is more than likely that they can be found inside of this school. Most have the assumption that because the school is a Christian school, only the typical ‘holier-than-thou’ type people can be found. But this is a school for the athletes, the darlings, the brilliant, and even the ragamuffins. Such a student population causes this scene to be much more complex than it seems.
The town that Hutchinson Christian is located in is not much different. Churches are almost on every corner of Corinth, and the majority of the townspeople are found sitting in their pews of their respective churches on Sunday morning. On weekdays, the folks go about their business, as any other small town would. Things tend to become monotonous at times, and the people get tired of what an ordinary life provides them. The folks get weary, and desire for a reason to keep going – a reason to sing, a reason to stop constraining their God to a box on Sunday morning, a reason to offer a doxology from the heart, not from the song book.- - -
praise god from whom all blessings flow…