Philosophy Of Education

  1. All truth is of God. This is the unifying principle of Christian education. Truth found in the Bible and truth discovered in the created world form a seamless whole because truth has only one source.
  2. Christian education provides a focus on the truths of God as they relate to all subject areas. Students gain a cohesive and consistent understanding of everything in the world from a continual acknowledgement of God’s involvement in and truth found as it relates to all of it.
  3. A Christian school is more than a modified public school. Christian education consists of more than superficially wedging Bible classes and Bible verses into a basically secular curriculum. All schooling, at every grade level and in every subject, will focus on instilling a relationship with God and understanding of the world that He created and the values through which to see, evaluate, and act in response to that knowledge.
  4. God and His Word are the ultimate education authority. We pursue outstanding and rigorous educational standards for our students. While accreditation by the State of South Dakota is helpful, government mandates, laws, policies, or philosophies are subordinate to the Word of God.
  5. The primary responsibility for the upbringing of children rests with parents. Christian school’s role is to partner with parents in providing a stellar education, to authentically model godliness and love toward one another, and to provide a Biblical foundation.
  6. The purpose of our Christian education is to disciple children from Christian families in order to prepare for Christian service and leadership in today’s world. Several types of Christian schools have been operated successfully— evangelistic schools where the primary focus is to reach lost children, reform schools where the main goal is to help troubled children turn around, and isolationist schools where the purpose is to remove children from the world. The purpose of our program is to prepare students to go into the world through discipleship.
  7. We embrace the idea that academic excellence is an important aspect of fulfilling God’s purposes for our children. A strong education coupled with humble servant leadership skills are a means of great gain for the Kingdom of God and often the way in which God’s purposes are fulfilled.
  8. Christian education equips children for life in this world and fosters hope of eternity. Since each of our students will live on somewhere in eternity, we acknowledge that ultimately we pray for, encourage, and prepare our students for eternity.