Watersprings School

  IDAHO FALLS

elcome to Watersprings School. We are a Private Christian School in Idaho Falls, Idaho serving over 400 students from Preschool through 12th Grade. It is a privilege and a pleasure to partner with our parents in the education of their children. We make it our goal to impact the lives of our students in such a way that causes them to seek after God and desire to follow Him.

Watersprings School not only teaches students the academic disciplines, but also strives to instill in their hearts Christ-like character. Students will be taught Biblical responses to conflict and how to apply scripture to their daily lives. Our programs inspire academic excellence, intellectual challenge, and individual attention. Most importantly, we have an unwavering commitment to guide our students to a life of faith in Jesus, to develop their worldview around Biblical truths, to build integrity in their decision making, and to develop a servant’s heart for a lifetime of glorifying and serving the Lord.

We invite you to learn more about Watersprings School not only through our website, but also with a personal visit to our campuses. See for yourself why Watersprings School is a good fit for your family.

In Christ,
Katheryn King, Elementary Principal
John Yadon, Junior High/High School Principal

MISSION AND VISION

Partnering with Christian parents, Watersprings School utilizes a godly foundation of love, truth, and discipline to train our students spiritually, academically, physically, and socially for a lifetime of glorifying and serving the Lord.

We accomplish our mission by using the godly foundation of love, truth, and discipline in every aspect of the school, training our students on a consistent basis, and allowing them to learn to their fullest potential.



Spiritually

Spiritually our students will...

  • Understand and be encouraged to commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,
  • Know, understand and apply the Bible as God’s infallible Word,
  • Be able to articulate and defend their Christian worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.

Academically

Academically our students will...

  • Be well-prepared in all academic disciplines,
  • Have the skills to ask questions, solve problems and make wise decisions,
  • Know how to utilize resources, including technology, and to find, analyze and evaluate information within a Christian context.

Physically

Physically our students will...

  • Treat their bodies as the temples of the Holy Spirit,
  • Demonstrate self-control based on Biblical standards,
  • Embrace the values of teamwork and sacrifice for the sake of others.

Socially

Socially our students will...

  • Learn to communicate effectively when speaking and writing,
  • Understand that work has dignity as an expression of the nature of God,
  • Respect the people with whom they work, play, and live and relate to them appropriately and with integrity.


History and Beliefs

In 1993, Pastor Rick Brown was walking the undeveloped property of the school and church and the Lord gave him the following verse: “He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into water springs,” Psalm 107:35. The Lord spoke to Rick's heart acknowledging the spiritual desert of this community and promised to turn it into pools of water and water springs.

In the fall of 1997, Calvary Chapel Christian School of Idaho Falls started with only a handful of students. The desire of the school was to provide a Christian education for believers in the Idaho Falls community.

Twenty years after the church started, in celebration of the Lord doing a great work in the valley of Southeast Idaho, the church changed its name to Watersprings Church. Following the churches name change, Calvary Chapel Christian School changed its name to Watersprings School. Each year following 1997, the school has continued to grow and add classes, faculty, staff, amenities, and buildings as needed. The first senior class graduated in 2014.

Looking to the future, we are excited to see what the Lord is going to accomplish! There are plans in place to build a new gym and classrooms, allowing the Junior High/High School Campus to be on the same grounds as the Elementary Campus.

Philosophy of Education

And Jesus increased in wisdom, and stature and in favor with God and man. -Luke 2:52

The Watersprings School Philosophy of Education is based on the truth that God’s word is the standard for all truth, and that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and authoritative work of God. God has created and sustains all things. Therefore, the universe and man were created by God to glorify Him. Because of the sin nature, man cannot, through his own efforts, know or glorify God. It is only by accepting God’s free gift that man receives salvation through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

As an extension of the Christian home, Watersprings School supports parents who seek to obey Biblical instruction. Parents have the primary responsibility in educating their children in the ways of the Lord. Our purpose is to come alongside parents in that education, transforming and training our students according to the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that they can be a godly influence in the world.

For our 7th -12th graders, we take a discipleship approach to prepare our students to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord. In these grades we require students to profess Jesus Christ as their Savior and to have a personal walk with Jesus. Regular church attendance is required.

Statement of Faith

Watersprings is a non-denominational church/school focused on the inerrancy of the Bible and the expository teaching from Genesis to Revelation.

  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal return in power and glory.

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  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance for sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe it is important to uphold the Scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as defined in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We belive that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)



Location:


Elementary Campus
4250 S 25th East, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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Jr. High/High School Campus
665 John Adams Parkway, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
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Meet our Staff

What sets Watersprings School apart is our faculty and staff. They provide each student with the tools they need to improve spiritually as well as academically, which is a picture of our Mission Statement.

All of our faculty and staff have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and as such, commit to these four core objectives:

  1. Love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37)
  2. Glorify God in all that we do (1Cor. 10:31)
  3. Promote maturity of our students in doctrine and practice (Eph. 6:4 & Colossians 1:28-29)
  4. Train our students in Christian service and ministry 2Timothy 2:2)
Check out how our staff members live out our Mission Statement and objectives by reading about them below!

Meet the Team

Pastor Rick Brown
School Superintendent
"God, please forgive me for all the wicked stuff I've been doing." So began the spiritual journey of a desperate bull rider from Filer, Idaho. Pastor Rick says he was the least likely person to end up a pastor yet the Lord had a calling on the life of this rodeo cowboy.

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Living a hard life of promiscuity, substance abuse, violence and crime, Rick learned to live with a survival mentality, fending for himself through the constant moves and brokenness of his family. Partying hard through his teen years, he eventually realized his need for a Savior after failing to fill the deep void in his life. One Sunday afternoon, alone and half-drunk, he got down on his knees and cried out to the Lord for forgiveness. That simple prayer marked the beginning of a radical change in Rick's life. He entered full-time ministry at the age of 24, and has served as an assistant pastor, youth pastor, and planted two new churches.

In 1993, Rick moved to Idaho Falls with his wife, Tammy, and two children (Caleb and Jessica), and after 20 years, he is honored that the Lord continues to use him as a pastor, teacher and leader at Watersprings School in Idaho Falls, Idaho, a Calvary Chapel affiliate Church


Mr. Scotty Brown
School Pastor | PE Coach
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | sbrown@watersprings.net
What are your main responsibilities?
To love, teach and discipline our students.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
It creates an atmosphere that allows young people to become all that God created them to be.

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Why do you think a Christian education is important?
It answers the 3 big questions in every human heart. Where did I come from, why am I here, and where am I going. God created us, we are here to know him, and we are going to heaven.
How do you make a difference in the lives of students?
Show them the love of Jesus!
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
They know the creator of the universe personally.
Anything else you would like to share?
Because the kids know Jesus (Colossians 2:3), they are more mature in every area of life. Academically, physically, socially and spiritually.

Mr. John Yadon
Principal (Junior High/High School) | Athletic Director
Phone: (208) 932-0210 | jyadon@watersprings.net
What are your main responsibilities?
I am the JH/HS Principal and the Athletic Director.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
Working with others who have the common goal and belief in Christian Education. Having the opportunity to be a part of the students growing in the Lord.

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Why do you think a Christian education is important?
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” For 9 months of the year, students spend as much of their waking moments at school as they do at home. It only makes sense that those hours are at a school where they are being trained in God’s ways, preparing them for a life of serving God
How do you make a difference in the lives of students?
It is my desire to be a Godly influence by example and by instruction. I develop genuine relationships with the students so they will have an open heart when I have the opportunity to speak truth from God’s word into their lives.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
Watersprings students desire to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Just like the staff, they are far from perfect and struggle with temptations of the flesh, but they understand it is imperative to have a personal relationship with God through Christ.

Mrs. Katheryn King
Principal (Elementary)
Phone: (208) 542-6250 | principal.elementary@watersprings.net
What are your main responsibilities?
I have the privilege of working very closely with all the students, parents, and staff of the Elementary and Preschool grades at Watersprings School. If there are any problems or if someone needs someone to talk or pray with, I am the one for the job! I also oversee the Curriculum, Programs, and Teacher Professional Development.
What do you love about Watersprings School?
I love that Watersprings is all about Jesus. Everything we do is for Him; to glorify Him. Everyone who works here is here to serve Jesus, by serving His kiddos.

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Why do you think a Christian education is important?
Christian education at Watersprings is so important because it provides a superior education that meets state standards but from a Biblical perspective. Our Mission Statement conveys it perfectly: "Partnering with Christian parents, Watersprings School utilizes a Godly foundation of love, truth and discipline to train our students spiritually, academically, physically and socially for a lifetime of glorifying and serving the Lord."
How do you make a difference in the lives of students?
Every single day I get to spend time in God’s Word and I pray and ask the Lord to use me as His vessel. I make sure that my personal itinerary is not the priority and that I am open to whatever He brings my way. It’s not me making the difference, its Christ working through me.
What sets Watersprings School students apart?
We have an incredible staff and student body! They not only soak up God’s Word, they live it out in the classroom, on the playground, in their homes and in the community.
Anything else you would like to share?
In 2000, I took a job working in a Special Education Classroom. It was then that I knew that the Lord had created me to teach. In 2004, the Lord brought me to Watersprings and since then, I have had the privilege of teaching 2nd grade, 4th grade and High School Bible and Literature. In 2013, Pastor Rick placed me in the position of Elementary Principal and I have been so blessed to work with all the incredibly gifted staff and student body. I am so thankful that the Lord has given me a passion and joy for education and for working with His children!


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