Considering a Christian education is not a decision to be made lightly. There are a lot of things that parents need to know in order to make an informed decision about their child's education. Parents need to consider all the facts and what they will be getting for their education dollars versus a public school education.
- God's Word is taught. Not only is the Bible taught for what it is - the inspired Word of God -but it forms the foundation of all other texts. In math, in social studies, in biology, all academic roads lead to God, in whom all knowledge has its origin.
- God commanded us to teach through the Bible. This is best accomplished in settings where home, church and school all send the same message, teaching God’s truth with clarity, conviction and consistency. An education that uses God’s Word as its foundational text does more than produce spiritually mature Christians; it makes them wiser and more knowledgeable, forcing them to be better thinkers.
- The school shares your values. If you’re like most Christian parents, you’ve taught your children about God since the day they were born. By entrusting your children to educators who share your values, it reinforces those values with your children.
- Safety. Christian schools are not devoid of problems, but they are far less likely to occur, and far more likely to be met with firm disciplinary action. In addition to physical well-being, Christian schools offer a much safer emotional and spiritual environment.
- Teachers love and fear the Lord. Part of the reason why Christian students perform so well in the classroom is that they have a higher percentage of teachers who genuinely care about them. Most of these dedicated men and women sacrifice greater monetary rewards to service where they can do the most intrinsic good. In addition to the passion they feel for their students, the vast majority of Christian educators love God with equal or more intensity.
- Individual Attention. In addition to having a high percentage of caring teachers, Christian schools can almost always offer more individual attention than public schools, many of which are overcrowded and understaffed. Christian school classes generally have fewer students. They’re smaller, more intimate gatherings that encourage students to be participants rather than spectators. Students learn how to think quickly, and gain valuable experience sharing their thoughts and opinions in a public forum.
- Success after graduation. Because Christian school students perform at a high level in the classroom, their options upon graduation are very abundant. They have also received the spiritual foundation they need to excel in areas of ministry, whether they are career or volunteer-orientated.
We hope that you will find this information helpful in deciding the future of child's education. For more information, please contact our school office.