IDLC is a K-12 learning community on a mission to provide a Christ-centered, learner-driven model of education that is creative, meaningful, and flexible for learners, families, and educators.
We are not affiliated with any particular denomination or church.
Ms. Allie, Director
Ms. Angela, Program Director & Internship Coordinator
Ms. Chelsea, Elementary Guide
Ms. Becca, Elementary Guide
Ms. Stacie, Middle School Guide
Mr. Noah, High School Guide
Ms. Jodi, Social Worker
Not all children, families and educators thrive within a one-size-fits-all model of education. This observation inspired us to explore our community’s need for a creative approach to education and called us to action.
Every child is uniquely created in the Image of God (Imago Dei) with a purpose and calling for their life. This belief inspires our flexible approach and informs program development.
Research indicates that when children are taught how to learn instead of what to learn, it fosters natural curiosity, promotes adaptability, develops growth mindset and problem-solving skills, and inspires a lifelong love of learning. This research inspires our learner-driven approach and informs program implementation.
Every family should have access to a quality education that best fits their needs, values, and budget. This belief underlies our commitment to providing a learner-driven model that is both Christ-centered and affordable for the local community.
Imago Dei believes:
In one true God who eternally exists in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three, also known as the Trinity, are co-equal and co-eternal. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
In the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that He came to restore all mankind unto Himself. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and was crucified on the cross to pay for our sin. Three days later He was resurrected, ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of God, and He is coming back again. (Luke 1:26-35) (1 Peter 3:22) (Acts 24:15) (Luke 14:14)
We are all created in the image of God (Imago Dei) but because of sin, all have fallen short of the glory of God. We cannot be reconciled and restored unto God outside of a relationship with Jesus Christ through salvation. (Genesis 1:27) (Romans 3:23-24) (Romans 5:12-18)
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the road map and final authority on how we, as believers, should live. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
The greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:30-31)
Through the Holy Spirit we are empowered, no matter how old or how young, to go into the world and leave a Kingdom-focused legacy. (Act 1:8) (1 Timothy 4:12) (Matthew 28:19)