In 2 Peter 1:5 the apostle Peter writes, “For this very reason add to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge…” At Plumstead Christian School we provide our students with challenging opportunities to grow in the vital areas of faith, virtue, and knowledge. In so doing, we believe that our students will be prepared for life and college.
For the student’s spiritual and moral development, the school seeks to:
- Teach the Bible as God’s inspired Word and to develop attitudes of love and respect for it.
- Teach the basic doctrines of the Bible.
- Teach the necessity of being born again by the Spirit of God through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior.
- Teach that growth in the Christian life depends upon fellowship with God through Bible study, prayer, and service.
- Teach the application of Biblical ethics and standards of morality to every part of life.
- Develop the mind of Christ toward godliness and sin, and to teach students how to overcome sin.
- Encourage the development of self-discipline and responsibility in the student based on respect for and submission to God and all other authority.
- Help the student develop a Christian worldview by integrating life and studies with the Bible.
- Develop an understanding of each Christian’s place in the body of Christ and the need for personal holiness, evangelism, and discipline.
For the student’s personal and social development, the school seeks to:
- Help the student develop his/her own unique God-given personality through proper understanding and acceptance of him/herself as an individual created in the image of God.
- Teach the student to treat everyone with love and respect.
- Make the student a contributing member of society who realizes his/her dependence on others, dependence on the Lord, and each other’s mutual need to serve.
- Promote an understanding of time as a God-given commodity, which must be used effectively.
- Cultivate a Biblical attitude toward material things and to encourage responsibility in using them for the glory of God.
- Develop proper attitudes toward marriage and the family and the understanding and skills needed to establish God-honoring homes.
For the student’s academic development, the school seeks to:
- Encourage high academic achievement within the potential of the individual.
- Help each student gain a thorough comprehension and command of the fundamental processes used in communicating with others.
- Teach and encourage the use of good study habits.
- Teach the knowledge and skills required for future study or for occupational competence.
- Develop the creative skills of students as stewards of God’s gifts.
- Develop an appreciation of the fine arts.
- Promote physical fitness, good health habits, and wise use of the body as the temple of God.
- Show the student his/her present civic responsibility and to prepare the student for adult responsibility as a citizen of heaven and a citizen of our nation.
For the parents of our students, the school desires to:
- Cooperate closely with the parents in every phase of the student’s development.
- Help parents understand the school’s purpose and programs.
- Encourage regular attendance and involvement in the local church.