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.
Ostego Baptist Academy is not shy with its' Christian faith and how it impacts on the life of the school community. The video - rather than talking about academics, sport or faith talks about atmosphere. It is described as a loving and warm artmosphere. They love the Lord and Love the kids.
Students describe how they get to be themselves, have fun, have grown in their faith and have opportunities. One Dad says it as the smartest decision he ever made sending kids to the school.
The Baptist minister shares scriptures about the importance of Christian parents teaching their children and questions parents on their view of scripture if they don't see the role of Christian education.
A parent says the school doesn't have a cookie cutter approach expecting everyone to be the same.
The use of interviews with students of various ages works well in the video. This combined with happy parents makes it a good promotional video.
A mother expresses pride at her daughter's award and states that 'the little school didn't hold her back at all'. Another mother expresses regret that she didn't send her daughter to the school as felt the public school did not help her with life choices.
Parents talk about the cost and say it is worth it. One says the stakes are too high. Your child's worldview is being formed while they are at school. Another describes Christian education as the greatest gift for a child.
Hickory Grove Christian School partners with parents and believes the Holy Spirit is their guide. (It is interesting how few Christian schools even mention the Holy Spirit). Kingdom Education is their focus as they seek to integrate biblical principles into the daily curriculum.
A student claims that teachers love their job and God. Clubs and academics as well as sport and creative arts are all mentioned.
The majority of referrals of new students are from existing parents and students.
Teachers are expected to infuse God's word into lessons so that students see God's word is connected to everything we do in life.
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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.