Philosophy

  • God’s Word is inerrant, providing an absolute standard (II Timothy 3:16).
  • Man is basically sinful and in need of salvation (Psalms 51:5, 58:3; Romans 3:10-12, 23; James 1:13-15; Jeremiah 17:9).
  • The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to earth to die for our sins (John 3:16).
  • Salvation comes through faith in Christ’s payment for sin on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • Since God’s Word is applicable to every area of man’s life, all subjects must be taught from a Biblical perspective (Colossians 1:17, 3:17; Romans 11:36; Hebrews 4:12).
  • Since students often emulate their teacher, the teacher must be born-again and a model pleasing to God (Matthew 18:6; Ezra 7:10; James 3:1; John 17:19).
  • The teacher must be dedicated to the task to which he is called (Romans 12:1).
  • The classroom should be teacher-centered, rather than student-centered, in the sense that the teacher is the authority (Romans 13:1; Hebrews 13:17).
  • Students need direction, challenge, and supervision (Proverbs 29:15).
  • Students need both positive and negative feedback (Proverbs 3:27; 23:13).
  • The teacher stands in place of the parent (Hebrews 13:17).
  • Each student is valuable in God’s sight (Matthew 10:31).
  • God expects each student to work at his fullest God-given potential (Matthew 25:14-30; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Colossians 3:23-24).
  • The home, school, and church should complement each other (Amos 3:3).
  • The Christian school should supplement, not supplant, the local church (Hebrews 10:25).
  • Students need a well-rounded education – spiritual, mental, social, and physical (I Corinthians 10:31; Luke 2:52).