The educational process in a Christian School is dependent on a Biblical philosophy which provides the right world view and essential truths for life so that children may be prepared to assume their proper place in the home, church and the state. Accordingly, the philosophy of education for Foothills Community Christian School is as follows:
The educational philosophy of the Foothills Community Christian School System is based on a God-centered view that all truth is God's truth, and that the Bible is the inspired and the only infallible authoritative Word of God which contains this truth. God created all things and sustains all things. Therefore, the universe and man are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. Because man is a sinner by nature and choice, he cannot, however, glorify or know God. He can do this only by choosing God's free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, thereby committing his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Our aim socially is to provide a Christian perspective on the total world view from which emerges a balanced personality and a proper understanding and acceptance of a person's role in life, at home, in the community, at work, at play and at worship--all grounded in the Christian concept of love. The school is to be an extension of the home and to supplement parental instruction provided in the home. Parents will have both an opportunity and an obligation to be involved in the school and their children's education.
This philosophy permeates our energies to promote high academic standards while helping the students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking using the best integrated curriculum available.
Our responsibility for the student encompasses the spiritual, mental, intellectual, physical, social and emotional areas. These are inseparable and God's word must be woven throughout the total curriculum. The desired goal of the school is to train disciples; i.e., students who are independent thinkers, confident in their faith,
God's word is the foundation for the education and instruction to be provided. It is apparent, then, that the types of activities we employ or permit in the classroom or school program are critical in facilitating our basic philosophy.
You can learn more about our philosophy by reviewing our handbook.