Continuing Christ's ministry of preaching, teaching, and healing in his birthplace
Meaning ‘the house of the Word’ in Arabic, Dar al-Kalima takes its name from the first chapter of the Gospel of John, with reference to the Word (logos)–the Word of God at work in shaping the world, who is enfleshed in humanity in Jesus Christ. “‘The Word’, not ‘the words,’” as Pastor Raheb says, “since our people are fed up with rhetoric and speeches,” but eagerly looking for the Word of God.
The school adopts a modern non-traditional approach to learning and education. It does not believe in the “talk and chalk “approach, or the conventional system of grading, which does not provide a true and effective evaluation of the child. Instead, Dar Al-kalima School works diligently through various means, to provide the child with an opportunity to grasp and digest the material and apply the knowledge gained to real life situations, in order to build a comprehensive modern Palestinian society as well as a culture based on solid education fortified by critical and creative thinking.
The school is open to all children, regardless of sex, color, creed, religion and social standing. Inclusive education is provided to all children by meeting the individual and/or special needs of each.
This school calls for changes in various educational aspects especially in alternative evaluation strategies and doing its best to introduce modern teaching methods.
Dar Al-Kalima endeavors to remain open to the outside world through modern communication channels. Fruitful cooperation among Palestinians and the outside world, as well as participating in peace and democracy related programs and projects, is a priority.
The school believes in peaceful coexistence among all nations of the world, including harmony and tolerance among Palestinians, both Christians and Muslims, It works effectively to bring out and reinforce these concepts among the students through dialogue, lectures, morning prayers, school programs and events. Through the different programs, it provides the school seeks to enhance these values in its students so that they become better citizens of Palestine and the world.