Grace Christian Academy

School Philosophy

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

As we work closely with parents who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we are committed to developing the whole child- spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally. We endeavor to assist each child in achieving his/her highest academic potential, in developing sound Christian work habits and Godly character, and in growing in a personal knowledge of God within a loving, nurturing, safe environment.

The philosophy of education at Grace Christian Academy is established on a Judeo-Christian understanding of man, based on the principles of the inspired Word of God. At GCA education is understood to be a life-long venture which engages the whole person while equipping each child to live a full and meaningful Christ-centered life.

In addition, education is seen as an opportunity to integrate facts with our understanding of God and ourselves as beings created in His image. A constant connection must be emphasized between academic pursuit and the life lived under the Lordship of Jesus Christ- the Creator and Sustainer of life and all life-systems- which results in the rejection of any philosophy or methodology that is against the knowledge of God.

Finally, education is approached as a means to bring honor and glory to God through the pursuit of excellence, making the most of every situation with the abilities and resources available to us.

 

CORE VALUES

Grace Christian Academy is committed to be:

  • Directed by God’s Word as our Authority:  Bible is God’s instruction book for life. It is not only the foundation of each student’s education, but also the school’s primary standard of rule and practice. (Matthew 4:4) “Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

  • Committed to learning as our priority:  Each part of the entire school program works collectively to accomplish our vision and mission. Learning is the highest goal of every school activity, whether in academics, athletics, social activities or discipline. (Psalm 119:73) “Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.”

  • Characterized by excellence as our ministry:  Excellence does not necessarily mean being the best. But it does mean being our best. As members of a Christian school community, we realize that everything we do bears a direct reflection on the Christ we serve. (Colossians 3:23) “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”

  • Motivated by love as our testimony:  Real Christian love understands how much God values each individual. It accepts our differences and appreciates the strength of our diversity. It recognizes the collective worth of each individual’s God-given uniqueness in accomplishing our mission and vision. (John 13:35) “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”