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Indian Rocks Christian Schools

12685 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33774-3603

(727) 596-7192


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Indian Rocks Christian Schools adopt the historic Christian view of life as presented in the Bible. Since God created and sustains everything through His Son, Jesus Christ, the world and life are God-centered and should glorify Him. Man, being a sinner by nature and choice, cannot glorify or know God apart from being recreated in God's image through committing his life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The total process of education, therefore, must seek a restoration of the pupil to a position of true knowledge, righteousness and holiness in Christ by relating the whole person to God spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically. All truth is God's truth and must be integrated into every area of school life. Such education is primarily the parents' responsibility, and the school functions as an extension of the home to aid the parents in providing this education.

From this philosophy stem certain educational objectives:
For the spiritual and moral growth of the students, the school seeks:

To lead the pupils into a personal, saving relationship with Christ as Lord and Savior
To teach the essential doctrines of the Christian faith
To develope a desire to know and to do the will of God
To teach the students consistent daily Christian living and service
To develop a biblical sense of right and wrong
To foster self-discipline in the student based on respect for and reverance toward God and all authority, and
To help pupils develop a consistent Christian philosophy of life by integrating all subjects with the Bible.
For the personal and social development of the students, the school strives:

To develop in pupils a balanced personality based on a proper understanding and acceptance of themselved and others as God made them
To foster wholesome personal relationships through development of social skills based on the Christian concept of love
To demonstrate a biblical view of life, work, and occupational endeavors
To develop the proper attitutes, understanding and skills needed to establish God-honoring homes
To promote fitness, maintenance, and skillful use of the body as the temple of God, and to impart the biblical attitude toward material things.
Academically, the school endeavors:

To promote high academic standards, to help each pupil gain a comprehensive command of the fundamental processes used in communicating with others (i.e., speaking, listening, writing and reading)
To encourage the formation of good study habits
To teach the student how to use the scientific method in research, and as a means of problem solving
To develop creative and critical thinking skills utilizing biblical principles for evaluation
To foster an appreciation of our Christian and American heritage of freedom and human dignity which leads to good citizenship, and
To impart knowledge of the world and current events relative to God's plan for men.
Working with the homes from which the students come, the school desires:

To cooperate closely with the parents in every phase of the pupil's development
To aid families in making their homes God-centered"
Excerpted from the preschool's website