About Shepherds College / Appropriate Independence

Appropriate Independence 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.