Timothy Christian School Philosophy of Christian Education
Timothy Christian School operates on the premise that the Word of God requires that the parents be responsible for the education of their children in the school, as well as in the home and in the church. The church, the Christian school, and the Christian home must work together to provide consistent Christian training. The school proposes to work in harmony with the Christian home.
At Timothy Christian School children are educated with the recognition that all truth is God’s truth. God has created all things and He continues to sustain His creation. Herein lies the important difference between a Christian and a non-Christian education. No subject can be taught in the totality of its truth if God, the Creator, is ignored or denied. Christ is the key to all of life–including education.
Therefore, we strive to provide the finest academic education possible which is also in accordance with God’s Word. True Christian education can never take place until the child trusts Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
All students at Timothy Christian School will be encouraged to develop their whole person – mentally, spiritually, socially and physically, through a comprehensive program that includes strong academics, music, drama, Christian service, chapels, retreats, prayer times and a wide variety of athletics. All teachers and staff have committed their lives to Jesus Christ, and will strive to bring every child to a personal and saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to equip each one to be able to lead a God-glorifying life.
In partnership with the Christian home and church, we strive to provide the finest Christ-centered education, equipping students to live productive, God-glorifying lives.
Timothy Christian School will be known for its exemplary academic program, faculty recognized for their caring ability and Christian example, and students recognized for their excellence in academics, their preparedness for future endeavors, and their commitment to follow Christ as His disciple throughout their lives.
|Academic Excellence||Maximizing each student’s academic potential through curriculum and programing.|
|Devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ||Doing all to God’s glory and to the benefit of His kingdom here on earth.|
|Servant Leadership||Training students to use God given gifts and ability to benefit and lead others in support of the body of Christ. Utilizing a faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-like character, outstanding performance, and servant leadership.|
|Discipleship of Students||Seeking to lead students to genuine salvation through repentance and faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to teach Christ-like character qualities through word and example.|
|Biblical Worldview||Developing critical thinking in the context of a worldview built on the Word of God.|
|Christian Community||Learning and growing with one another, fostering relationships with the local church, students, parents and alumni for the purpose of growing in Christ.|
Expected Student Outcomes
The following student model was established to guide in the selection of methods, courses, and experiences that would assist him or her to grow to a desirable level of maturity upon graduation.
- The Spiritual – The student:
- Has accepted Christ as personal Saviour.
- Knows and uses his/her own spiritual gifts.
- Accepts Christ as Lord and submits to God’s Will.
- Is willing and active in leading and service.
- Functions positively in his/her local church.
- Is at peace with God and self.
- The Affective- The student:
- Is experiencing growth and trust within a personal relationship to God.
- Is capable of decision-making; has discernment.
- Understands his/her own strengths and weaknesses.
- Has confidence.
- Has a growing degree of independence.
- Has discovered and adjusted to his role in society.
- is a service-oriented and helpful citizen
- is self-disciplined
- has a continuing interest to learn
- is concerned for and cares about people
- has developed a sensitivity to people
- is dependable
- has a realistic appreciation of himself
- is at peace with himself and those around him
- is an unashamed witness.
- The Cognitive- The student:
- is capable of decision-making skills
- is able to think constructively, systematically, and critically
- has knowledge of the basic doctrines of the Bible and can express them
- is founded in Biblical principles
- has a wide range of knowledge – a liberal arts education
- has an understanding of other cultures
- has a broad enough academic background to have several vocational choices.
- The Physical-The student:
- has a growing degree of confidence and independence
- is self-disciplined
- has good health habits
- has had an inclusive physical education