Around the world there is a wonderful diversity of Christian schools. This blogsite includes articles and promotional videos for, and about, Christian schools. The inclusion of material is not an endorsement.
Hopefully these articles, videos and examples from around the world will help parents better understand the different visions of Christian schools. The goal is for parents to be better equipped to ask questions. It may help Christian schools evaluate what messages they are sending out to their community.
The messages in these three 36 second promotional videos by Redwood Christian School in California USA could, hopefully, apply to many Christian schools. The first rt reminds parents that education is about giving children a perspective on life. The combination of teachers interacting with students and the sense of discovery about God's creation is very effective.
Another short promotional video describes life as a relay race. It is a very clever analogy.
My personal favourite is this video of young children talking about what they want to be when they grow up. Rather than focusing on their choice of career they highlight the personal character traits they hope to display.
The school has also produced a longer 5 minute promotional video. The choice of song determined the length of the video. "God is good all the time" is brought to life as the viewer is taken on a journey around the school seeing the life, colour, variety of activities, sports, music and relationships in classrooms. The video may not be a polished promotional presentation but it certainly reveals a great deal about the school - students are engaged in learning, smiling, active and working together.
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Why choose a Christian School? It's a question every Christian parent should be willing to ask... and prepared to give a considered answer. This website and videos are designed to help you consider your own beliefs on the role of both education and schools.