The guiding principle for our philosophy of education is based in the fact that “other foundation can no man lay than the one which is Jesus Christ “ (I Cor. 3:11). The entire process of education is, therefore, an attempt to encourage students to build their lives on the foundation of a right relationship to God and His world.
Since “all truth is God’s Truth” we are committed to the discovery and application of His Truth in every area of life. We are convinced that the experiences of life must be viewed through the grid of the inerrant Word of God. Students must not only be introduced to the Truth of God, they must also be instructed in how to apply this Truth to their own lives.
We believe that God has committed to parents the responsibility of educating their children (Eph. 6:4, Deut. 6:6-9). We are convinced therefore, that the Christian school is the extension of the Christ-centered home and church. Our commitment is to supplement and assist these institutions, not supplant them.
We are dedicated to a Christ centered, educational program which includes the following:
- A Christian environment which presents the challenge to each student for a personal and abiding relationship with Christ.
- A well-organized and effective program of academic instruction which will meet or exceed all requirements prescribed by state law, as long as those requirements are not in disharmony with specific direction stated in God’s Word.
- A staff of well-trained, appropriately certified and dedicated teachers who are sensitive to the spiritual, educational, and personal needs of children and youth.
- A competent and experienced administrator to direct and supervise the educational program.
- Educational facilities, equipment and carefully selected materials which enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the instructional program.
- Auxiliary services as needed to supplement the educational program and to enable the school to better meet student needs.
- Appropriate emphasis for the teaching of citizenship, patriotism, respect for authority, and an understanding of those of different cultural backgrounds.
- The encouragement of each student to make a definite commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; instruction which relates the knowledge of the classroom to the Word of God; and motivation which directs students to dedicate their lives to Christ and to share the knowledge and appreciation of His Word in ministering to others.
Submitted by Christian School Committee, Wooster GBC 5/28/85