Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Christian University JHPCU
(JHPCU ~ TCSM ASSOCIATED PARTNER INSTITUTION)
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Christian University (JHPCU) was founded as a non-profit spiritual and educational corporation, in Miami, Florida, in 2017. The Members of the prior Steering Committee became the University's Board of Directors upon incorporation. In 2016, after a feasibility study, the Steering Committee decided to create and develop a small, selective, studium based university inspired by the spiritual philosophy of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (Father Pestalozzi), the enlightened and visionary later 18th / early 19th century Swiss pedagogist and reformer. Father Pestalozzi is our spiritual guide and the inspiration for our educational philosophy. Whilst the University is Christian in its character, the University is ecumenical in reach and is not exclusively associated with any particular confessional denomination. The University's Mission and Values Statement may be viewed here. After appropriate filings, in January of 2018, the University was initially granted permission by the Florida State Commission on Independent Education to award its studium based religious degrees inspired by the ideals of Father Pestalozzi.
JHPCU is authorized by its governing regulations to publish scholarly monographs, journals and papers.
The University's inspired motto is Pestalozzi's celebrated phrase "Das Leben bildet"--It is life itself that educates. The present design of the University's shield (below) is influenced by Pestalozzi's own historic shield and pays due homage to his great spiritual and educational legacy.