What is a Christian Education?

A Christian education is one in which the infallible truths of Scripture reign paramount. They form the foundation upon which all academic pursuits are built, and for that reason, students are often better able to reach their full educational potential. As Solomon writes, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10).

God expects children to be taught the truth in every subject. That requires educators to approach their craft - and their lives - from a biblical worldview. Otherwise, teachers are wholly incapable of instilling or reinforcing that worldview in the lives of their students.

"When God is excluded from the classroom, we are not merely remaining silent about God. We are teaching children that they may safely disregard Him." - Doug Wilson

Rigorous academics, no matter how thorough, will miss the mark if the reality of God is denied. Conversely, augmenting a secular academic program with a religion class - no matter how true - will fall short. Students need a challenging, comprehensive academic curriculum built on a foundation of biblical absolutes. Some institutions prepare students for a job. Others equip students for life. Only a Christian education has the potential to do both, because only a Christian education is grounded in the knowledge of our Creator, who grants wisdom and understanding to anyone who seeks Him first.

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