Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Education
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
Through the process of regeneration, a person is enabled to live a life pleasing to God as he follows Scriptural teaching. The Scriptural account (Luke 2:52) indicates that Jesus grew in a four-fold way. He grew mentally in wisdom. He grew physically in stature. He grew spiritually in favor with God. Fourthly, he grew in favor with man - - socially. Each aspect of growth was important. Education at Cumberland Christian School seeks to develop the total child, spiritually, mentally, physically and socially.
A Christian education is a total education.
The Scriptures do not teach that Christ was merely interested in the “souls” of people. He was interested in each of them as a total entity. Education at Cumberland Christian School seeks to develop the total child - - spiritually, mentally, physically and socially. Christianity should develop an integrated person - - a whole person, totally developed physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.
Cumberland Christian School exposes the historic Christian view of life as presented in the Bible.
Since God created and sustains everything through His Son Jesus Christ, the world and life are God-centered and should glorify Him. Man, being a sinner by nature and by choice, cannot in this condition glorify God. He can do this only by being recreated in God’s image through receiving Christ as personal Lord and Savior. The total process of education, therefore, seeks to restore the student to a position of knowledge and righteousness, which is attainable through this commitment to Jesus Christ.
A Christian education teaches a child that his world view cannot be “compartmentalized.”
The entire world and all of life are in the hands of God. There is no learning or truth apart from Him. All truth is God’s truth and there is no learning that He has not created. The Christian school stands firmly against the concept of “secular” subjects. All subjects - - history, science, and literature - - are taught from a Christian prospective and hence a child is taught a Christian philosophy of life.
A Christian education places a great deal of responsibility in the home.
The school serves as an extension of the home. Parents have the responsibility for the education of a child and the school is an institution developed to complement the family. The function of the school is not to replace the home, but to work with the family and to work with the church in building young men and women whose lives glorify our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
(This is a brief condensation of the school philosophy. A complete statement of the educational philosophy and objectives can be secured from the school office.)