A basic responsibility of Christian parents is to “train up a child in the way he should go. . .that when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). Sussex Christian School is a school that is seeking to mould children’s lives after God’s fashion. Successful Christian living hinges on three areas: the home, the church, and the school. These institutions must work cooperatively together. Parents should not give their responsibility to the Christian school and let them train the child alone. Both the home and the school share this responsibility. Therefore, we pledge to parents to “present Jesus Christ and the highest quality education possible” and we ask parents to pledge to do their part.
A Christian education is more than a good academic education taught by Christian teachers with Bible, chapel, etc., added to the schedule. The entire curriculum exemplifies a Biblical – world and life view. This is done because we recognize that God’s Word is truth (John 17:17) and that the person of Jesus Christ holds all authority.
For example, the study of history examines God’s sovereignty over the affairs of men as He accomplishes His purposes. Science shows the wonders of God’s creation; literature is evaluated by Christian standards and languages are taught, understanding that rational thought and its expression in language is a unique gift given only to people by their Creator in whose image they were made. Math reflects the dependability of God’s design and His own character. Music and art are wholesome expressions consistent with God’s Word. Sports are played for God’s glory and coaches are encouraged to see the game as an avenue for Christian character development in students.
Christian education is Christ-centered as opposed to being world-oriented or society controlled. The educational program and the methods of instruction at SCS are dependent on a Biblical philosophy to provide the viewpoint, general background truth, and principles for interpreting the facts encountered in the study of any subject. The goal is to train students to look at life from God’s perspective, not man’s point of view (Colossians 2:8) and to be fully prepared for this life and eternity.