Theological foundation for Spiritual and moral goals
-The educational philosophy of CCS is based upon a God centered view of man and truth as presented in the Bible, as detailed by our Statement of Faith.
-Since we believe God created and sustains all things through his son Jesus, the universe and all life are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. Man was created in God’s image with the unique capacity to respond to God voluntarily.
-Because man is sinful by nature and by choice, he cannot in a sinful condition, know or honor God in his/her life. The goal of education should therefore be to enable man to personally know God, encourage them to love Him, and to equip them to serve Him.
-The authority for such an education cannot come solely from the school. It comes both from God’s command that the children be taught to love God and put him first in their lives, and from the parents who are responsible for the overall education and training of their children. At the request of the parents, the Christian schools, along with the local church, become partners in their education. From this philosophy come our missions and goals.
Spiritual and Moral Goals
1. To teach the Bible as God’s inspired Word and to develop attitudes of love and respect towards it. (2 Timothy 3:16; Deuteronomy 6:1-2)
2. To teach the basic doctrines of the Bible. (Joshua 1:7-8; Matthew 28:20; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
3. To provide an environment which helps lead each student to a personal relationship with Christ as Savior and Lord. (John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 1:9)
4. To help disciple each student to have a desire to know and obey the will of God as revealed in the Scriptures. (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 5:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3)
5. To assist the parents in equipping the student to carry out the will of God daily. (Colossians 3:20; Luke 10:27; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; Matthew 6:48; Luke 9:23)
6. To impart an understanding of each Christian’s place in the church and its worldwide task of evangelism and discipleship to encourage the student’s involvement in this mission. (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2)
7. To help develop the student’s character and grow them in the “Mind of Christ”; to demonstrate a model of how to live an overcoming life through self-restraint and consideration of others. (Romans 12:21, 15:1-3; 1 Corinthians 10:12-13; Philippians 2:14-15, 4:13)
8. To teach self-discipline and responsibility based on respect for and submission to God and God-ordained authority. (Romans 13:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10; Hebrews 13:17)
9. To help the student to develop a Christian world-view by approaching all aspects of life from a Biblical perspective. (Romans 12:1-2; Genesis 1:27-29)
Mission and Vision
Cornerstone Christian School will endeavor to provide quality education in a Christ-centered environment. We are committed to helping each child realize their God-given potential; spiritually, physically, intellectually and morally (Colossians 3:23). It is our goal to assist parents in training their child to know God intimately, grow as lifelong learners, and sow God’s kingdom where he plants them. Jesus Christ is the head of our ministry, the staff are His instruments, the children His purpose.
The vision of Cornerstone is to bring hope to our generation through education in a setting based on effective and relevant education, Biblically enforced discipline, and a caring community environment. Through this, students will pursue the life and career to which God has called them, all while being salt and light to the world (Matthew 5:13).
Learning and Discipleship
In scripture, a disciple is described as someone who is learning. Discipleship and learning are based on heart attitude. As we are learning, we need to choose to stay open minded. At CCS, we exercise a variety of conceptual and emotional skills – suspending judgment, reflecting on our own thinking, resisting being defensive, actively seeking making connections and investigating our own beliefs. This is consistent with our emphasis on discipleship and developing a biblical world view.
Our teachers and staff believe in this form of education and know they are called to support student learning. They are also called to hold students accountable for progress during their course. All curriculum and extra-curricular activities are designed with this learning and discipleship concept in mind.
Thinking is essentially problem solving. It is what we do when we do not have the answer. Students who are not taught critical thinking are not effective learners. Problem solving also encourages self-motivation, which is essential to living a successful life in the world. Self-motivation is often missing from the modern classroom, and will prove detrimental as the student progresses into adulthood. We give opportunity self-motivation at all stages, which is encouraged and monitored by caring staff and teachers.
What is the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) program ?
-A program designed to work with each child’s individual learning needs and pace.
- Trains children to see life from God’s perspective and live according to his Word.
- Biblical principles are woven into each subject.
- Teachers trained specifically to teach the ACE curriculum use uplifting and nurturing visuals and environment in the classroom.
- Academic excellence achieved working at the pace of each student, allowing self motivation and moral character to develop.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)