The education of children can be viewed as a three legged stool. Parents make up the first leg and have the primary responsibility for educating their children (Genesis 17:7; Deuteronomy 6:7, 8; Proverbs 22:6). The Christian school and church provide complementary roles in making up the second and third legs, as they work together in educating children to become people who love God and enjoy fellowship with Him and others.
The goal of Christian education is to develop students who will serve God and impact their community and the world by thinking and acting biblically in all areas of life (Romans 12:2).
God has created all students with unique talents as well as individual developmental patterns. Therefore, the learning process is enhanced as teachers employ various teaching strategies and instructional environments (Psalms 139:13-15; Romans 12:4-8).
Christian education is the result of all knowledge being tested against, and integrated with, a biblically based view of God and the world (Colossians 1:16, 17; John 1:3).
Excellence in education brings glory to God and provides a compelling witness to our neighbors (Philippians 1:9-11).
The core values of SFCA reflect and expand upon our philosophy of Christian education.