School Philosophy

Crossroads Christian School is part of a larger organization of schools.  ChildLight Schools all share a similar philosophy of education.  Perimeter School’s video on their foundation and philosophy is a great introduction to our unique form of education that melds the best of school and home education in a covenant relationship that honors Christ and prepares students for the future.

Crossroads Christian School exists primarily as a ministry of Protestant evangelical Christian parents and teachers to their covenant children.

  • We believe God has given parents the responsibility for educating their children, and thus the school is to function as an extension of the home. Crossroads Christian School supplements what is learned at home by teaching love and obedience to God, by pursuing academic excellence, and by developing Christian character and social graces. Young children need to spend most of their time at home in order to internalize family values, to learn by working, experimenting, and observing within the home and God’s creation. Parents should take the primary role in the educational experience.
  • We believe man can have a personal relationship with God and have eternal life through Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, the second person of the Trinity. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me”. We believe that Jesus Christ is the truth, the way of salvation and relationship with God, and the way of eternal life. This good news will be shared with the students of Crossroads Christian School. It is our deepest desire that each student develop a true and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • We believe that all truth is God’s truth, and God has inerrantly and infallibly revealed His truth exclusively in the Bible. This truth is the foundation for all aspects of our school. God’s truth should be integrated into a balanced curriculum in such a way that students will learn Christianity as a way of life.
  • The development of godly character takes precedence over the accumulation of knowledge. The ultimate goal of Crossroads Christian School is to teach its students to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.
  • We believe that content and teaching methods grow out of definite philosophies and religious beliefs. Since God gave His people the responsibility of subduing this world, the study of history, science, math and all areas of knowledge is a Christian endeavor to be pursued from a perspective that gives reverence to the Creator.
  • We believe that God gives different gifts and even the same gifts in different measure. Since every child is different, individual attention should be given to each student based on spirituality, maturity, intellectual capacity, and learning styles. Students should work to understand and apply useful knowledge and skills in order to become better persons and to serve Christ by serving others.
  • We believe godly teachers perform a most honored and vital ministry in the education of our children.
  • The teacher represents the parent at school and should direct the students to submit to the truth and love of Christ. Teachers and parents will work in harmony in educating the children. The teacher should love to teach, love the children, and desire to continually grow in his or her ability to teach creatively.
  • Creative thinking should be fostered by the teacher but always focused toward the truth and love of Christ. The teacher is a role model and should desire the grace and lordship of Christ to be demonstrated in his or her life.
  • We believe that prayer is vitally important as we seek to support one another and aid our children in their spiritual, emotional and academic growth. To demonstrate our real dependence upon God for the complete growth of our children, parents and teachers will unite once a month in prayer that God might be glorified through our covenant children.