It is the vision of The Christian Academy to offer students a non-denominational Christian education without discrimination against sex, race, color, or ethnic origin. We will strive to provide an education where the whole person (mind, body, and soul) will be nurtured in Christ’s teachings. The Christian Academy will strive to be a valuable witness to the kingdom of God.
The educational process in a Christian school is dependent on a biblical philosophy, which provides the right world view and essential truths for life so that children may be prepared to assume their proper places in the home, the church, and the state. The Christian Academy’s curriculum shall take into consideration the spiritual, physical, and intellectual development of its students. The teachers and staff shall endeavor to relate to the students in a loving way, and to develop an atmosphere of trust in which the spiritual development of each student can be maximized.
The Christian Academy will seek to provide a quality education based on a totally biblical view of the world. We subscribe to the idea that quality academic instruction can be provided without compromising spiritual integrity. God’s Word is the only standard against which all instruction is measured. Our students will learn to integrate their academic studies with the truth of God’s Word.
1. Provide a high quality Christian education through:
- Training that uses a Christ-centered curriculum and following Christ as our example for living.
- Offering students a traditional education consistent with Bible truths.
- Increasing student awareness of worldviews and events that influence our culture.
- Preparing students with the knowledge to participate in society while fulfilling the great commission as witnesses for Christ.
2. Educate the whole child – spiritually, emotionally, physically, and intellectually by:
- Encouraging growth in Christian character in each student, helping the student to accept his responsibility to live a Christian life through daily Bible teaching, scripture memorization, and prayer.
- Equipping the student with the fundamentals of the Christian faith; stimulating the student to evaluate knowledge in the light of scriptural truth and providing opportunities for each student to receive Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
- Balancing academic growth with social development and physical development, all of which are conducive to the healthy maturation of the child.
- Utilizing curriculum that promotes a well-rounded approach to a Christian education.
3. Provide a Christ-centered atmosphere through:
- Christian Administrators and teachers who promote and exemplify examples of Christ in the classroom, in school-related functions, and in everyday life.
- Creating a positive learning environment that recognizes the value of each child and his success in learning and maintains positive discipline that teaches respect.
- Recognition of the importance and potential for achievement in each child.
- Encouragement of Godly parental involvement.
- Encouragement for developing positive Christian relationships between students and peers, students and faculty, and faculty and parents.
TCA recognizes the importance of the child’s home as their first classroom and the most influential and lasting force in building his character. The teachers at our school have a responsibility before God in assisting in molding the character of each student after Christ in order to provide a firm foundation for each child’s future. Our school demonstrates a loving concern for each child under our care.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
1. We confess that there is only one true God, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – The Trinity as revealed in the Holy Scriptures and taught by the historic Christian church (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30, 37,38).
2. We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired, only infallible, inerrant word of God for faith and practice. All other so-called divine revelations are not of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
3. We believe God became flesh and dwelt among men as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (John 10:30). We believe in His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26), in His miracles (John 2:11), in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Titus 3:5), in His holy resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19), and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelations 19:11-16).
4. Each person born into this world is born into sin and therefore is in need of a Savior (Romans 3:23, 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10).
5. We believe that our salvation is through Christ alone and He came to earth to save us from our sins through his death and resurrection, so we might have eternal life (John 3:16-19; Ephesians 2:8; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:21; Titus 3:5-6).
6. Christ is the head of the church and the head of our school (Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18).
7. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single exclusive union, as delineated in scripture (Genesis 2:18-24). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God’s command is that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman (Hebrews 13:4; Romans 13:13).
8. We believe that God wonderfully foreordained and immutably created each person as either male or female in conformity with their biological sex. These two distinct yet complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27).
POLICY OF PRESENTING DOCTRINE
The Christian Academy understands that our school has many denominations represented among our staff and student body, yet we strive to have unity within our school. God has blessed this ministry, as we seek to place Jesus Christ first above all else. We will not compromise the fundamentals of our faith as based on the Word of God. When there are disagreements or questions regarding particular practices within a denomination, we will seek the Bible for answers first. Our school understands that the final authority is God and if the answer to doctrinal questions cannot be found in scripture, then The Christian Academy staff will not engage in interpretations and will refer students to discuss their questions with a parent, pastor, or elder in their local church.