Philosophy of Education

Christian Philosophy of Education at Blue Ridge

Our goal is to be an extension of your home. We work closely with you as we train your children spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Our desire is for each student to develop a thoroughly biblical worldview.

We are not a substitute for, but rather an extension of the Christian home and a partner with the church. We believe that the Christian home, the Christian school, and the Bible-believing church are all necessary to train our children and youth.

Without the other two, we cannot be effective.

We labor with you to prepare today’s youth to carry the light of the Gospel!

Biblical Basis for Our Christian Philosophy of Education

The Blue Ridge Christian Philosophy of Education is based on the Word of God (II Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17). Our primary goal is to support parents and their local church to train students to have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2), mature in their Faith, while developing a strong Christian worldview.

Our Christian Philosophy of Education in Action

Our academic program integrates a biblical worldview into all subject areas. We emphasize mastery of fundamental concepts and building critical thinking skills. Character training is another important part of the Blue Ridge Christian Philosophy of Education. And the heart of character training is obedience.

First, this means obedience to God, then to parents and authority in general (Ephesians 6:1Hebrews 13:17). The end result: cultivating inner self-discipline–essential to each student’s emotional, physical, social, and spiritual health.

To obey, to do right, and to love God are attitudes we encourage each student to develop so that they can fulfill God’s plan (Micah 6:8).

The Teacher’s Role in Developing a Strong Christian Philosophy of Education

Teachers use proven methods of teaching and are encouraged to develop professionally in their area of study to bring the best and strongest teaching methods to the classroom.

The teacher is the authority in the classroom. Discipline is administered firmly, but fairly.

 

Student Outcomes 

Blue Ridge Christian School uses a set of Expected Student Learning Results (ESLRs) in evaluating the success of our classrooms.

Students at BRCS are expected to develop a thirst for the mind of Christ, exhibit a growing walk of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and aspire to embrace a Christian worldview.

Students at BRCS are expected to grow relationships and accountability with the Lord, their peers, and their mentors.

Students at BRCS are expected to study the Bible and embrace the teaching principles put forth in its pages.

Students are expected to be able to solidly defend their faith and beliefs.

Students at BRCS are expected to grow in character learning to yield to, and support others for the greater good of the community under obedience to Christ and His Word.

Students at BRCS are expected to strive for academic excellence becoming solid in fundamental concepts while building critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Students at BRCS are expected to develop a respect for the body as a temple of Christ.