It all starts with God. He is at the centre of our education, and we must know Him in a personal way.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” – Proverbs 9:10
Scripture must be the foundation on which we build curriculum, teach, correct and train our students.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…” – 2Timothy 3:16
We seek to train our students as whole people – academically, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially – thus equipping them for life.
“…that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2Timothy 3:17
We seek to be a Christian community, where students can learn, work and relate together. In this unique expression of the Body of Christ we can grow together into the likeness of Jesus, learning to display the fruit of the Spirit.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22,23
Statement of Philosophy
All education is, of necessity, presented from a philosophical point of view. The curriculum of The King’s School reflects the position of The King’s Christian School Society as set forth in the Statement of Faith. The Board is committed to seeing a biblical philosophy determine and control all facets of every school activity, including its curriculum and methodology.
We believe that God is the Creator and the Ruler of the whole universe. Since His pronouncement over all of His creation was that it was “good,” there is no reason to separate any aspect of life into “secular” and “religious” spheres. This distinction, having made its appearance variously throughout history, has influenced man deeply, particularly since the Enlightenment. It has led to the development of the so-called “scientific approach” and to the fallacious separation of “politics and religion”; it has divided and segmented man’s thinking about himself, his world, and his God. Jesus Christ came to restore wholeness to man and to creation. An education that does not promote this wholeness is unacceptable.
The spurious distinction between “religious” and “secular” realms has had serious implications for education generally and curricula in particular. It has led to the division between disciplines, as well as to the rejection of Biblical principles as the foundation upon which curriculum is developed.
As a result, mention of God, of creation, of the Bible or, indeed, of any moral absolute based on the Bible is not tolerated in many public schools. Although it may well be impractical to integrate fully the teaching of, say Mathematics and English, it is certainly possible to teach these, as well as all other subjects, upon the foundation of Biblical principles. At The King’s School, these principles are integral to all subjects and form the basis for understanding and appreciating God’s creation.
Disappointment with the lack of clear Christian teaching in the public schools has led many parents to review the question of who has ultimate responsibility for training and educating children. Scripture clearly charges parents with the task of “bring(ing) up a child in the way that he should go” (Proverbs 22:6). The King’s Christian School Society not only supports this injunction but also sees itself as having a distinct role to play in assisting parents to do this. The King’s School is attempting to meet this challenge.