Philosophy of Education | Trinity Christian School

Philosophy of Education

The primary responsibility for educating a child lies with the parent, not with the state, the church, or other institutions. The parents may delegate their God-given responsibility for the education of their children to those who are called to a ministry of teaching.

Christian education embraces the nurturing of children in the truth of the Word of God as well as preparing them in various academic disciplines. Divine truth, as revealed in Jesus Christ, permeates all academic disciplines. Christian education offers a clear-cut philosophical alternative to public education without condemning the latter. Christian education:

  • Unequivocally acknowledges that God in Jesus Christ is the Living, Personal God of history. It is He and not man who is the center of all existence and the source of all truth.
  • Rests on the affirmation that God created the universe, and God became incarnate in Jesus Christ. This is an essential fact rather than an optional belief.
  • Affirms the worth of all individuals as being created in the image of God but in the need of saving, redemptive action of Jesus Christ as the result of our individual sins.
  • Accepts the Bible as the written Word of God and thereby the inspired and inerrant source of revealed truths.
  • Believes educational growth comes through both the mind and the spirit. Therefore, prayer, meditation, and study of the Word are essential to the teaching and learning process.

All teachers and staff members of Trinity should be Christians who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and have a positive witness in both word and deed. All teachers of Trinity Christian School should possess sound academic credentials, manifest the gifts of the Spirit, and recognize their teaching as a call from God.

The philosophy of education at Trinity Christian School should complement and be consistent with the philosophy of the Christian home and church. Children in a Christian school are taught Christian concepts that commensurate with their level of ability and spiritual development.

Trinity Christian School should be a manifestation of the unity of the body of Christ amidst diversity of expression. (Ephesians 4:4-7)

  • Trinity is interdenominational.
  • As a witness to the Fatherhood of God, the Christian school offers equal opportunity to all races, creeds, sex, ethnic origin, and/or nationalities in both staff positions and admissions.

Trinity Christian School believes in a disciplined approach to life not based on current social custom, peer determination, fad or governmental decree, but upon the eternal truth of the Word of God. As a witness to the grace of God, academic achievement and quality of lifestyle within Trinity Christian School should be exemplary.

Trinity Christian School affirms the educational uniqueness of every child and endeavors to address each child’s distinct educational needs within the scope of our mission statement. To this end, Trinity Christian School makes the commitment never to be a single “curriculum-driven” school. Rather, Trinity will choose its curriculum on the basis of what will best enable the teachers to clearly communicate the concepts, principles, rules, and facts needed for the child to gain understanding, insight, application, and analytical thinking skills required for the child’s progress and success. The uniformity of Trinity Christian School’s curriculum will then be based on the school’s philosophy and not on our use of a prescribed curriculum format.