Having outgrown its own facility’s sanctuary, The Cambridge School held its fifth fall convocation on Monday night in the newly completed sanctuary of The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Rev. Jack Baca, Senior Pastor, opened the program by welcoming the more than 300 guests, who came to celebrate the beginning of the new school year for the classical Christian school. The program featured a rededication to the school’s mission and vision, and a celebration of its growth from only nine students in 2006 to more than 100 today.
Bill Weber, chairman of the board of trustees, paid tribute to founder and outgoing Head of School Jean Kim, for her vision, untold hours of service, and high standards. “Without her commitment,” he said, “this school would not have achieved the growth and maturity that it has in just four short years.” The crowd echoed these sentiments with a standing ovation. Kim will continue with the school in an advisory capacity.
Weber then introduced the new Head of School Jim Hopson to the assembled students, parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff. Hopson has more than 40 years of experience in Christian education, and most recently was the Head of School at Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach.
“I am delighted to join the Cambridge family,” said Hopson, “I have been very impressed by the kindness of the Cambridge community, as well as the academic rigor and spiritual depth of the classical model of education used at The Cambridge School. I look forward to a wonderful year!”
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