As Christians, we believe this ideology is deficient, and ignores the critical areas of human development.
Christian education is aimed at developing the whole person, from a Christ-centred perspective. This includes building into our children the qualities needed to succeed in adult life and work, but it also encompasses so much more.
Christian education seeks to educate, nurture and disciple our children in the ways of God – in character,
in morals, in values, and in faith. Biblical truth and God’s system of values are at the core of personal development.
True Christian education seeks to teach students not only about values and morals, but how to see clearly and apply these biblical values to their lives and the world around them.
True Christian education seeks to teach students to be followers of Christ. Without Christ, humankind is broken and incomplete. Christian schooling seeks to teach at the core of all things, “Christ, and Him crucified.” With this as a firm foundation, all other aspects of teaching, learning, discipling and mentoring take their forms, and build up a child into a complete and well-equipped individual who is not only prepared for life on this earth, but for pursuing eternal life through Christ Jesus.
Christian education is an opportunity for Christian families to build up their children in the most holy faith, training them up in the way they should go so that when they are older, they will not depart from it. Even for families who are not followers of Christ, the CLEAR values-based system of Christ-likeness, learning, excellence, attitude and respect, builds young people of strong character who can stand firm in the world and find success in life.
Christian schools are centres of excellence because they help students to concentrate on what is truly excellent.