PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
The philosophy of Northside Christian School is derived from
the Bible. God’s word instructs us to teach our children and young people daily
the commandments, precepts, and love of God (Deut. 6:6-10). The teachings of
Jesus and Old Testament wisdom imply an approach to life that includes
discipline, separation unto God, love, and godly fellowship.
Total education of a young person must include an approach
to teaching whereby the spirit, soul, and body of a person are taught. Teachers
of the truth must be concerned about the whole person. Jesus said “I am the
way, the Truth, and the Life.” Knowledge and truth are entered in the person of
Jesus Christ. Since Jesus Christ is the Truth, then everything taught is a
presentation of Him. The staff of Northside Christian School endeavors to
present this philosophy of our school in the following practical ways:
- To bring all children to the saving knowledge of Jesus
Christ and that He is the answer to all things. To create them a desire to know
God, to grow in Him, and to show forth His glory.
- To present academic subjects in the light of God’s Holy
- To provide daily instruction in the Bible as to Christian
faith and practices.
- To develop in our students those attitudes and habits
that make for strong Christian citizenship.
- To provide a Chapel service that brings all students to a
positive encounter with Christ and an opportunity for parental attendance.
The goal of this school is not to reform but to train
Christian youth of every ability in the highest principles of Christian
leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and
good citizenship. Our goal is to provide each student with the skills and
knowledge to enable them to develop to the greatest possible degree their
spiritual, emotional, social, and physical maturity.
The administration recognizes the importance of the home’s
influence in the education of a young person. The home, church, and school form
a tripod of influence in a young person’s life. It is therefore vital that all
three of these institutions be Christ-centered and consistent in the values
they embrace. As the home works with the school in a cooperative effort, the
educational success of a student is ensured.
Students and parents are
expected to regularly attend and belong to a Bible-believing church.