For Parents & Families / Appropriate Independence

Appropriate IndependenceTM is the guiding philosophy of Shepherds College. It is defined as supported self-sufficiency that is aligned with the strengths of each individual and guided by Christian values. 

The four principles of Appropriate Independence are:

  1. We are designed on purpose and for a purpose.
  2. We are created as individuals for community.
  3. Our purpose is to train for life.
  4. Our goal is to empower individuals to serve.

You can read more about Appropriate Independence here.