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Valley Christian Preschool

2970 Santa Maria Wy
Santa Maria, CA 93455

(805) 937-2171


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Valley Christian Academy seeks to embrace a philosophy of education which is firmly based upon principles derived from God's Word. There are several principles in particular which have shaped the development of our school. These are not exhaustive, but they are foundational.
We believe that:
Valley Christian Academy derives its authority from the family. God gave parents the responsibility of educating their children (Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4). First Baptist Church, as an assembly of believers, has established Valley Christian Academy as an extension of the educational processes of our church families, providing a supportive basis of encouragement as they seek to fulfill their God-given responsibilities (Proverbs 19:27; Jeremiah 10:2). As a congregation, we have further opened this ministry to other families in our community who are seeking a similar Christ-centered and academically-challenging education for their children.

The education students receive at Valley Christian Academy must be based on the authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of truth, faith, and practice (John 17:17; Jude 3; II Timothy 3:16-17). We desire that students learn to view everything through the eyes of God as revealed in the Scripture, so that they may become God-centered in their thinking
A truly Christian education must be Christ-centered rather than student or teacher-centered. Jesus Christ must be at the center of all that is believed, said, and done. He is the source of all wisdom and knowledge (John 14:6; Colossians 2:3, 8-10)

We have a responsibility to reach out into our community and influence young people for Christ. We are, therefore, evangelistic in our approach to Christian education (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Mark 10:14).

We must seek also to edify young people and build them up in the faith. Character training and understanding of doctrine are important aspects of a Christian education (Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 1:28-29; Ephesians 4:11-16). It is our desire that our students both know the truth and apply the truth wisely in their own lives (John 8:32; John 16:13).

Valley Christian Academy has the responsibility to provide the highest quality academic training. We must thoroughly educate young people, preparing them with the skills they will need to serve the Lord in any vocation into which He may lead them (II Peter 1:5).

We must additionally provide a broad range of experiences for our students, believing that these are important in the overall development of young people. Christ-honoring programs in music, drama, and athletics are, therefore, an important part of the education provided here at Valley Christian Academy (Luke 2:52; Psalm 96:1; I Chronicles 15:16; II Chronicles 5:13; Psalm 150:3-5; I Timothy 4:8; I Corinthians 9:27).
Excerpted from the preschool's website