Philosophy of Education

The educational process in a Christian school is dependent on a Biblical philosophy that provides the Christian world view and essential truths for life so that children may be prepared to assume their proper place in the home, the church, and the community. Accordingly, the philosophy of education for Valley Christian School is as follows:

  1. God is truth.The purpose of Christian Education is the application of this truth to all of life. In His sovereign grace God has revealed truth to us through the Written Word, the Bible, the Living Word, Jesus Christ, and the World that he has created. The Bible is inerrant, literal and our source of absolute truth. Moral truth is objective, absolute, and dependent only upon the unchanging Word of God. In a world where everything seems to change, God and His Word remain as the only constant.  (John 14:6, 17:17)
  2. Man is naturally sinful.(Rom. 3:23) On his own, man incapable of knowing God or eternally improving himself. Yet, man was created in the image of God, to be eternal, rational and holy. This ideal, destroyed by sin can only now be achieved through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and the personal acceptance of God’s free gift of salvation.  (Jer. 17:9)
  3. Christian Education is dependent upon Christ.Christian Education, dependent upon the atoning work of Christ and regeneration of the Holy Spirit, seeks to renew the mind, mold the spirit, and nurture the soul of each student. By pursuing academic excellence, personal discipline and godly devotion, our goal is to mold Christian character in our students so that they are capable of standing firm in an increasingly godless society. (Eph. 6:11-18)
  4. True education is gaining God’s perspective.True education is integrating God’s perspective into all aspects of instruction. Our ultimate teacher is the Holy Spirit who will enable, illuminate and guide each teacher and student into all truth. (John 14:26)
  5. The parent is God’s chosen authority in the raising of a child.It is the school’s mission to work in unison with the parent complementing and encouraging Bible based morality, values, and beliefs. (Deut. 6:4-9, Ps. 4:1-5)
  6. Our commitment is to teach with dignity and respect.We recognize that each child is a unique, complex, chosen, and beloved creation of God. We will strive to develop within each child the potential of their God given gifts and talents as a servant of a sovereign God, living according to an unseen but eternal reality. (Ps. 139, Matt 22:37-39)
  7. Our highest motivating value is found in the word’s of Christ.“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.” (Mark 12:30-31)

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