Our Christian Studies program is designed to develop three things:
To achieve these goals, students study Scripture in K-6, church history in grades 7-11, and Christian apologetics in grade 12. Christian Studies is an academic course equal in content and examinations to all other areas of the curriculum.
Bible Literacy: Students in K-6 learn Bible stories, Bible geography, salvation history timelines, and memorize more than one hundred passages of Scripture, using the Memoria Press Christian Studies Series. The King James Bible is used for Scripture memorization. The KJV has exercised a profound influence on the development of written and spoken English and is one of the greatest literary masterpiece in the English language. The KJV not only enables students to learn the sublime content of their Christian faith in a beautiful and poetic language, it also strengthens language skills in preparation for the study of English literature. Imersion in the KJV is a necessary step in the important goal of learning to read English literature over five centuries.
Building faith and a Christian consciousness: Formal education develops the ability of students to use reason and critical thinking, tools which are frequently turned against the faith to attack and undermine it. Modern education, by its nature, tends to produce a strongly scientific and skeptical frame of mind. The Christian school has a unique responsibility to teach its young that while the intellectual tools he has acquired through his education can be used to attack the faith, they can also be used to defend it, that while the Christian faith may be above reason it is not contrary to reason, that belief is a choice that is intellectually respectable, and that many of the greatest minds, both scientific and literary, in every age, including our own, have been believing orthodox Christians.
We believe the Christian faith is true and that both reason and history support this belief. All time is dated from the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure in human history. Our Christian Studies Program helps students understand why this is true.
CHRISTIAN STUDIES BY YEAR: