October 24, 2013

Philosophy of PCHS

We believe that God is the creator and sustainer of all things. The world belongs to Him. God created humans as unique bearers of His image to be caring stewards of His creation. We believe that God has and continues to reveal Himself to us through His Word and His Creation. This knowledge leads us to an understanding of our responsibility toward others and His creation. Our actions must show we are caretakers of creation and of each other (Genesis 2:15). Because of the fall, we are unable to fulfill these responsibilities without the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit within us. We receive this gift, by grace, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we are able to be agents of redemption and reconciliation. We are responsible for bringing our broken world closer to the Kingdom. These beliefs lead us to the following foundational statements.

We Believe:

  • God created us to worship and serve Him. In fact, all of life is a form of worship of our Lord. However the world denies the Lordship of Christ and our need to serve Him. Therefore, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we are called to repair this broken relationship.
  • All aspects of life and learning come under the sovereignty of God. There is no part of this world that does not belong to God.
  • Teaching must develop a Biblical worldview in our students, and not shield them from the sin which is so pervasive in our world. Our goal is to train students in Biblical wisdom and discernment in order for them to become effective transformers of culture.
  • The partnership of church, home and school is important and necessary for the spiritual growth and development of our students.
  • Trust, respect and open communication among and between all are necessary in order to develop a Christ-like atmosphere.
  • Students must be actively engaged in a varied curriculum that exposes them to a wide range of educational experiences.
  • Co-curricular activities are also an integral and important component of a well-rounded educational experience.
  • Teachers and coaches must be committed to designing and employing creative teaching/learning strategies and have a commitment to excellence in all areas of learning. Teachers, coaches and support staff must be both strong Christian role models and life long learners.
  • Teachers must show concern and personal attention to help build a Christ-centered community of learners.