Philosophy

The philosophy of Cornerstone Christian Academy is founded upon the God-centered view that all truth is from God and that truth is unchanging.  The foundation also rests upon the belief that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God.  God created all things and sustains all of His creation.  Therefore, the universe and all mankind are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him.  As man is a sinner by nature and choice, he can only glorify and know God by choosing God’s free gift of salvation through God’s Son, Jesus Christ, thereby committing his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

It is our purpose, as a Christian Academy, to provide the opportunity for each student to come to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord.  Further, we will offer each child an atmosphere and role models such that he is able to develop spiritual maturity along with intellectual, social, emotional, and physical maturity. Our responsibility for the student encompasses the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical areas.  We believe these are inseparable, as through them runs the insistent thread of the spiritual.  Therefore, it must be our aim to shun the tendency to teach the Bible compartmentally or on the intellectual level alone; the scarlet thread of redemption must be woven throughout the total curriculum. This philosophy channels our energies to promote high academic standards while helping the students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking, using the best integrated curriculum available.  The objective of our instructional program is to enable the student to pursue the post-secondary education of his choosing, whether in college, university, or in a vocational training area.

Our aim socially is to provide a Christian perspective on the total world view from which will come a balanced personality and proper understanding and acceptance of a person’s role in life at home, at work, at play, and at worship - all grounded in the Christian concept of love. It is apparent then, that the types of activities we employ or permit in the classroom or school program will either facilitate or resist our basic philosophy.  The spiritual must permeate all areas, or else we become textbook-oriented rather than student-oriented.

While education of children is the responsibility of parents, the school functions as an agent for parents.  Teachers must cooperate closely with the parents in every phase of the student’s development and both parties must seek to cooperate with one another and improve the process of Christian education.