Philosophy of Education

Cornerstone Christian Academy is founded on the following principles:

  1. God can be known properly only as He reveals Himself through the Word, His creation, and the Holy Spirit (Psalm 119:130, Romans 1:19-20, 1 Corinthians 2:10). Therefore, regular time is devoted to prayer (Colossians 4:2), worship (Psalm 95:6), and Bible study (2 Peter 3:18). Important goals of Christian education are designed to help the student know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and develop Christian values and thought patterns.
  2. Since all truth is God’s truth (Isaiah 45:19), all subjects are taught in conformity to the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Colossians 3:17).
  3. Christian moral training is needed in order to build godly character in our students. Through discipline and counseling, the school helps the students see themselves as God sees them, submit to God-ordained authority, do God’s will, and bring glory to Him.
  4. Children are unique and loved by God. The value of each student is expressed in an atmosphere of loving concern. Children are also encouraged to show respect, kindness, and love in their relationships with others.
  5. CCA is committed to an academic standard that necessitates the students’ mastery of the skills and knowledge needed for life and work. Manageable class sizes allow teachers to give individual attention and to praise students, with the goal of helping them spiritually as well as intellectually and emotionally. Traditional teaching methods are utilized. CCA desires that the students receive the best of western tradition, understand it, and preserve it for future generations.
  6. Teachers bring the educational philosophy of the school to life at CCA. Each one is personally committed to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, dedicated to the Christian view of life and education, and aware of his influence upon the students.
  7. Parents and teachers form a team that educates the child in mind and heart. The Bible teaches that parents are ultimately held responsible for their child’s education (Deuteronomy 6:20, Ephesians 6:1-4). CCA continues the biblical training that the parents already have begun. CCA’s traditional approach, having our roots in the Midwest culture, supports and teaches respect for authority, family, and parental authority.
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