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Christian Education

The focal point is, has been, and ever will be is the person of Jesus Christ. We believe that the education of our children begins with this reality. We desire our children to self-consciously live and move and have their being in Christ, as the Scriptures teach.

We believe God reveals Himself not only specially in His Word, but generally in every facet of His creation. All knowledge is therefore interrelated and teaches us about God’s character, wisdom, and power. Ultimate reality exists only in Him, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, and therefore truth can be understood ultimately only as it relates to Him as the Sovereign Lord over all. The Scriptures teach that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. We believe therefore that every aspect of our children’s education needs to be intentionally grounded in this, our historic and biblical Christian faith.

We believe God has given parents, not the Church or the State, the responsibility of educating their children and teaching them to faithfully love and serve Him. We believe our role as educators is to be in loco parentis, “in the place of the parent.” Our board and staff view themselves as servants of parents who assist them in their biblical obligation to educate their children in the Lord. Our school administration, academic instruction and discipline aim to be consistent with and supportive of biblical teaching concerning the family and the authority of parents. Whenever possible, we desire that each father assume leadership in the education of his children. Our instructional program shall endeavor to maximize parental participation in the child’s academic training.

God commands us to love Him with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. We therefore believe that all instruction must encourage students to love God through their academic endeavors. Students must be challenged at all levels to do quality academic work because God is worthy of their best. Students must be taught to behave in a godly manner because God is holy and therefore commands that his children be holy. Parents and teachers should teach the children to do all they do “heartily, as unto the Lord” with the purpose of glorifying Him.

We believe that biblical discipline, the joyful encouragement of an obedient child and the loving correction of a disobedient child, is a critical and necessary part of education. Under no circumstances will the misbehavior of one child be permitted continually to hinder the education of other children.

We believe that a child’s education (behavioral expectations, classroom instruction, role-modeling, and school culture) should encourage growth of students into biblical manhood and biblical womanhood.

Above all, at Coram Deo Academy, parents can be confident of our commitment to love their child with Christ’s love.