Q. What is a Christian School?
A. Our school is one in which God and His word takes central place. We seek to know God’s world as well as His word. After all, creation is held together in Christ, so no subject, scientific or artistic, can be separated from His revelation of Himself. e.g. History is just His-story and should be taught as the unfolding of God’s purposes in the world.
Q. How is Christ-centred education different?
A. The whole curriculum and way of looking at the world is based on Biblical principles, i.e. the world is God’s and was made by God. He has a plan and purpose for each person in it, all of whom are uniquely loved by Him. We measure our teaching against God’s word, and show students how His word applies to everyday life.
Q. Is it a broad education?
A. Yes, we present students with the world in all its aspects, a full range of academic subjects as well as sport, music, art, drama and more.
Q. Is it academic?
A. Yes it is academic as each child is helped to use their God-given giftings to reach their full potential, leading to qualifications at General level, equivalent to GCSE level and Advance level, equivalent to A levels.
Q. Are we equipping students for a harsh world?
A. We believe we are giving students a sound Christian grounding to best prepare them to take their own God-ordained place in society, rather than putting our untrained, vulnerable children there. We are teaching students to see the world from God’s point of view, and to make their own decisions, knowing how God would have them handle difficult issues.
Q. What is the scriptural foundation for Christ-centered education?
A. The following passages provide a helpful starting point. You may like to look further into these Scriptures for yourself:
|In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge … As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. – Colossians 2:3, 6-8|
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments : his praise endureth for ever. – Psalms 111:10
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach2 them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. – Deuteronomy 6:5-7
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. – Matthew 7:24-27
A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. – Psalms 127:1
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. – Proverbs 1:7
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6