Philosophy

We believe that the mission of the whole Christian Church is to share God's love and to properly equip His people for service.

We believe that the home is the basic unit of the Christian Church and that parents are to equip children to live and grow as people of God.  We also believe that through our school, the Christian congregation can assist parents in carrying out this task.  As a result the school does not take the place of the home but rather cooperates with the home.

We believe that the primary purpose of our school is to teach the Word of God through example and instruction.  Christian education calls for a commitment to Christ, practiced and experienced in thought, word, and deed.

We believe that those called to impart Christian education are committed to this ministry.  We encourage all parents and students to join with us in forming a Christian community working and living together, in love and forgiveness, at the foot of the cross.

We believe that Christian education encompasses the total life of the child including spiritual, social, academic, physical, and emotional needs.

We believe that our school provides an environment for Christ-centered instruction, imparted by teachers who love their Lord and Savior.

We believe that the proper use of the Word of God as it speaks to us in Law and Gospel is a primary step toward making Christian education properly Christian.  For more on the use of Law and Gospel, see separate article under “What We Believe.”

We believe that our school imparts quality education. All subjects are taught in the light of God's Word.  Our philosophy is determined by the theology of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.  See separate article under, “What We Believe.”

We believe that Christian education has an eternal effect. The assignment is great but the power of the Holy Spirit is greater.  We believe that the greatest power in heaven and on earth supports this mission.
 

We believe students learn best:

· with an incremental approach that builds on a firm foundation of past knowledge and experience.
· in an environment where it is safe to take a risk.
· when teachers challenge students at their ability level and respect each child’s learning style.
· from others as well as by discovery.
· by active participation and through application of skills learned.
· when a high level of accountability and responsibility are expected with regard to student work.