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PURPOSE

Covenant Christian School exists to glorify God by cultivating wise servant-leaders.

MISSION

Covenant Christian School, in partnership with supportive parents, exists to glorify  God by cultivating wise servant-leaders through nurturing  Christ-like character, promoting individual academic excellence and developing a Biblical worldview in its students.

VISION

Covenant Christian School students, by God's grace, will be servant-leaders who effectively live out and communicate a Biblical worldview, strive to realize their academic potential, and seek to know and fulfill the unique purpose that God has planned for each of their lives.

STATEMENT OF BELIEF

Covenant Christian School teaches students from a perspective that is both Biblical and consistent with the ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church.  Our perspective, or worldview, crosses denominational boundaries and is grounded in the Bible and centuries of church history.  This “Reformed” worldview was reclaimed and refined during the time of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries.  While we are grateful that God brings students to CCS from a variety of religious backgrounds, alignment with our founding Core Values and the vision of Covenant Church require that the worldview proceeding from the teacher to the student remains Biblical and Reformed in its outlook.  Recognizing that a student may have varying degrees of personal agreement with our perspective, the goal of Covenant Christian School is to develop each student’s critical thinking and reasoning skills so that he or she may confidently know what they believe and whether these beliefs are in line with the clear reading and teaching of the Scriptures.  The ultimate objective of CCS is to graduate students with a worldview grounded in the Scriptures and who live out their beliefs in environments either friendly or antagonistic to the Lord Jesus Christ.

PHILOSOPHY

God has given parents the responsibility of educating their children.  Therefore, Covenant's role is to function as an extension of the home.   “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.   You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.  (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

God has revealed truth both through creation and the Bible (Psalm 19). Because the Bible is God’s communication to man, it is foundational for all truth. It is also foundational for all aspects of our school. God’s truth is the basis of a balanced curriculum from which students will learn Christianity as a way of life. The development of godly character takes precedence over the accumulation of knowledge. The ultimate goal of our school is to teach its students to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. We recognize that such a goal includes the pursuit of academic excellence. Since content and teaching methods grow out of definite philosophies and religious beliefs, we require that every subject be presented and understood in light of God's Word.

Because CCS teaches children coming from a broad spectrum of evangelical beliefs, the school majors in evangelical truth. We are committed to respecting doctrinal differences among students. However, because CCS is a ministry of CPC, its Presbyterian theology views the Bible from a reformed perspective, similar to the historical Calvinist beliefs found in the Westminster Confession of Faith, and held by such men as Charles Spurgeon, George Whitefield, and more recently, John Mac Arthur, James Kennedy, RC Sproul, and Southern Baptist Seminary President Dr. Albert Mohler. This perspective emphasizes the sovereignty of God in all things, and has been taught winsomely without issue to thousands of students since the school was established in 1993.

The children must see Christ as the focal point of all areas of life. A Christian education enables them to view the world more clearly from a Christian perspective. We must equip them with a Biblical frame of reference and Christian world and life view. Children can then relate the challenges and questions they will encounter to a set of principles and truths, which are godly, eternal, and absolute.

The teacher represents the parent at school and should direct the students to submit to the truth and love of Christ. Next, the teacher is a role model and should demonstrate the lordship of Christ in every area of life. The teacher must also genuinely love children and continually seek to grow in his ability to teach creatively. Finally, the teacher plays the primary role in the school's objective of obtaining academic excellence.