West Alabama Christian School

Philosophy and Goals


Philosophy
Christian education is based upon God and those absolutes established by Him.  God sustains a systematic order from the vastness of space to microscopic creation.  In the physical, mental, and spiritual realms, God is the Heavenly Father.

Origins
God planned and created all things.Life was no accident.Plants, animals, fish, fowl, and man are all created and sustained in their own order and are not an end to themselves but are all working into God’s plan.  Genesis 1:1

Man
God created man in His image.  Man has a never-dying soul and is responsible to God in all matters.  Eternal life is available to all men through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Society
When honored, God’s laws guide man’s relationships and result in justice and morality.  Under Biblical principles, man has rights of individual decision resulting in personal responsibility.

Education
Education begins with the promise that God is and ever shall be.  When one is properly oriented, he discovers that life is a wonderful part of a great plan that involves time and eternity. The school, church, and home should work hand in hand to develop the whole child: body, soul and spirit.



Goals 


1. To prepare children spiritually by instilling in them a love for the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father, and His Holy Spirit, and a personal sense of responsibility to be all God wants them to be.


2. To prepare children to successfully live balanced Christian lives in an unbalanced world.


3. To encourage them to think clearly, logically, and independently.


4. To offer an instructional program that meets the academic needs of children.


5. To develop an understanding of the world in which they live and the ability to appreciate and adjust to their environment.


6. To achieve mastery in the tools of learning and communication.


7. To develop a sense of responsibility in each child as a citizen and a Christian.


8. To develop a moral, ethical, and spiritual sense which will aid them in the application of their own personal worth and that of others.


9. To provide them with opportunities to develop an understanding of an appreciation of their own personal worth and that of others.


10. To provide opportunities to participate in wholesome forms of recreation.


11. To prepare each child for an outstanding position in life, and to prepare for spiritual leadership in school, home, church,             community, state, nation, and the world.