Philosophy of Education Goals
From our philosophy of education, the following goals and objectives are derived:
For the SPIRITUAL GROWTH of the student the school purposes:
- To impart to the student by the power of the Holy Spirit the full knowledge of God for a compelling awareness of the majesty, the goodness, and the love of God, and of the fallen state of man, so that the student will be drawn to surrender his heart and submit his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
- To instruct the student in the Word of God, to teach the tenets of its doctrines and principles and leading ideas of scripture, to edify the student unto full spiritual stature, and to equip the student for a life of service.
- To encourage the spiritual disciplines of worship, prayer, Bible study, fasting, and obedience for the practice of spiritual warfare for victorious Christian living.
- To teach the student the stewardship of his most sacred possessions--his conscience and character.
For the student's PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT the school purposes:
- To encourage the student's personal relationship with the Lord as the dynamic of all his relationships as he grows towards adult roles in marriage and the family, in the church, and in the community and the nation.
- To give the student a vision for his unique purpose, for which he has been endowed with unique individuality made in the image of God, and to lead him to affirm and accept his peers and relations with the same value.
- To inspire the student to set excellent standards for the development of his abilities and talents, for accountability of personal resources of time, opportunities, health and energies, and for interpersonal relationships.
- To equip the student to share his faith effectively, to make a reasonable defense of the faith, and to inspire him to bring the light of the Gospel to all men everywhere.
For the student's ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE the school purposes:
- To teach the learner, successfully respecting his unique individuality, and by realizing that teaching is not complete until learning is achieved.
- To instill a Biblical worldview by laying a foundation of presuppositions based on Biblical absolutes in the thinking of every student through a curriculum framed by Biblical principles and leading ideas.
- To develop careful study skills and habits of inquiry and research, patterns of Biblical reasoning, and methods of recording and presenting ideas and understanding.
- To give students the appreciation of all areas of knowledge as God-given, and experiences in every academic discipline and the arts, so that they can identify their areas of strength and interest for future choices and positions.
- To build a sense of history and its providential links and purpose so that the student recognizes both his heritage and place in "His Story," and is ready to take responsibility for his place in his generation.
- To give students the technical and communication skills needed to prepare for further education and vocation choices.