Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Education
The basis of our philosophy is belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ our Savior, the Holy Spirit and God’s Word – the Bible. We believe in the authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of faith, truth, and practice.
All of our goals and objectives are based on the Bible. These goals and objectives include:
1.To bring glory to God in all that we do.
2.To assure our students of their salvation.
3.To promote the maturity of our students in doctrine and practice.
(Ephesians 6:4 & Colossians 1:28-29)
4.To train our students in Christian service and ministry. (2 Timothy 2:2)
We believe, and it is our conviction, that knowledge of the Bible and Jesus Christ is essential to the development and growth of the individual in physical, mental, social, and spiritual areas. All staff and faculty have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ. They will allow the Lord to minister through them by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The school is an extension of the family and also an extension of the church. In this capacity, we will promote this relationship of family, church, school, and members of the body of Christ.
We believe that our priorities and those we teach should be in the following order:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
At Valley Schools, students will be provided with academic preparation in all subject areas, as well as biblical Christian training, in order to defend their faith. VS will prepare its students to be:
1.Spiritually growing individuals who have experienced the full, regenerating power of Jesus Christ and the Word of God through the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives, and who strive for the highest development of their God-given talents and abilities;
2.Life long learners who demonstrate confidence in themselves and their God-given abilities, and set realistic personal and academic goals;
3.Critical thinkers who carry out problem solving skills from a distinctively Christian worldview;
4.Effective communicators who express themselves and their faith in writing, speaking, listening and numbers;
5.Servant leaders who practice biblical skills in developing Godly relationships; able to work harmoniously in a diverse environment and function effectively as a team member (Phil. 2:1-5);
6.Healthy individuals who understand their identity in Christ as a unique individual created in the image of God, and are physically, emotionally and spiritually fit, practicing good health habits and wise use of the body as the temple of God;
7.Community participants who understand God’s influence in history and world events, and realize their need to practice responsible citizenship through community service.