Our Philosophy of Education

Our Philosophy on Education

Wisdom and knowledge come from God; therefore, man's education is complete only when God and His Word are at the center of all learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Prov. 1:7). As Christian educators, we are concerned with the total person: his intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social being. We believe the needs of the total person can only be met as approached from a Christian or Biblical philosophy. But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him (I Cor. 8:6).

The Student:

1. Created by God and in His image, he is of inestimable worth, possessing an eternal soul that shall inherit either everlasting life or everlasting damnation.

2. Because of sin, he is unable to reach God. His nature is totally depraved and foolishness is bound in his heart. (Proverbs 22:15)

3. Faith in Christ Jesus is the only way of establishing a right relationship with God. Reality in life's purposes and values can be ascertained in and through Christ alone.

The Curriculum:

1. God is the source of all wisdom and He has revealed Himself specifically in the Bible - thus God's Word is the basis of all our studies and should be correlated with all experiences that the child has under the auspices of the school.

2. Christian education seeks to train a child in such a way that he will have a sound, practical working knowledge of the Word of God and be able to evaluate every circumstance of life from a Christian perspective.

3. The home and church, being ordained of God and being charged with the responsibility of training and teaching (Deut. 6:6, Matthew 28:20), should work together with the Christian School in promoting the student's growth.

The Teacher:

1. The teacher in the Christian school must give evidence of knowing Christ as personal Savior.

2. The teacher must be wholly committed to following and obeying Christ; thus being wholly committed to a life of service for Christ's sake.

3. The teacher should possess academic and professional training necessary to perform his task.

Our Spiritual & Educational Objectives

1. To lead students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (John 1:12, Matt. 16:26).

2. To teach the Bible as God's Inspired, Incarnate Word and to develop attitudes of love and respect toward it (Deut. 4:10. 6:6).

3. To develop a desire in the student to know and obey the will of God (Matt. 26:39).

4. To equip the student to carry out the will of God daily (I Thess. 4:3-12, I Tim. 4:12).

5. To encourage the student's love for Christ (Eph. 3:19).

6. To guide the student in learning the principles of standing alone (Dan. 1:18).

7. To develop the mind of Christ in each student and to teach students how to overcome sin (John 16:33).

8. To train students to stand for Biblical convictions (Ps. 119:46, Prov. 1:10).

9. To teach students the importance of examining everything in the light of God's Word (I Cor. 11:28).

10. To encourage the development of self-discipline and responsibility (Acts 24:16; I Cor. 11:28).

11. To train leaders who will be faithful servants of God (I Cor. 4:2).

12. To develop a sense of responsibility in placing God first in the student’s life (Matt. 6:33, Prov. 9:9-10).

13. To encourage the students to recognize the importance that a Bible-believing local church plays in the life of a family (Heb. 10:25; Psa. 122:1).

14. To help students see in the light of Scripture their responsibility of telling others about the Lord (Matt. 28:18-20).

15. To help students develop good interpersonal relationships with faculty, students, and family (Rom. 12:18).

16. To give our students a solid academic foundation in the fundamentals of learning geared for the average to above average student along with Christian training taught from a Biblical point of view (Col. 3:16, 17).

17. To stimulate an appreciation for the beauty of God’s creation.

18. To promote proper physical and social development (Luke 2:52).

19. To instill a knowledge of and appreciation for our cultural heritage (Prov. 14:34, 22:28).

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