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Farifield Christian Academy

1965 N Columbus St
Lancaster, OH 43130-1599

(740) 654-2889


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Fairfield Christian Academy is founded on the understanding of God's Word, the Holy Bible. The school's total effort is directed toward a Christ-centered education to:

Support and reinforce Christian parents in fulfilling God's command to educate their children. Because of Christ's love and word; parents, children and teachers can share in a fellowship that is eternal. (Eph. 6:4; Deut. 6:6-9).
Assist the local church in its teaching (discipleship) responsibilities to the Body of Christ. (Eph. 4:11-16).
Meet or exceed minimum local, state and federal requirements in accordance with God's Word. ( Rom. 13:1-7).
We believe a Christ-centered education includes, as a minimum:

The concept that all truth is revealed in the person of Jesus Chris t as taught in the Bible and as revealed in nature. (Col. 1:15-23; John 14:6).
The concept that we promote an understanding of God and His creation from the perspective of developing a personal relationship with Him. (Micah 6:8).
The concept that virtue (moral excellence) has a divine priority over the acquisition of knowledge. (II Pet. 1:5).
The rejection of any view that requires a denial of Biblical truth as it might appear to conflict with scientific theories of discoveries. Children need to be taught scientific creationism and to be exposed to the false teaching of humanism and evolutionary theory.
To meet the goals of this philosophy, we have adopted the following criteria:

Our staff and faculty must be committed to holy living, continuous preparation, having a servant's heart and attitude, and personal professionalism.
The curriculum and the teaching should reflect the Bible as foundational in every subject area. Noah Webster stated, "An education without the Bible is useless."
The school exists to assist parents in their God-given responsibilities of educating their children, not to assume that responsibility. It is imperative that the parents and children be supportive of this philosophy as practiced in the day-to-day operation of the school. This belief is set forth in our Family School Covenant contained herein.
A Christ-centered education should provide achievable, consistent and clearly recognizable objectives that provide a challenging educational opportunity.
The Christ-centered education should reflect the Christian ethic in every area of student, staff and faculty activities. (Col. 3:17, 23).
All educational components should aid in achieving expected student outcomes addressing four areas: Academic/Thinking, World view, Spiritual Formation and Skill Development included herein.
The following guidelines for curriculum have been established:

The programs of instruction will be sequential, systematic, and repetitious.
The programs of instruction should teach students the processes of inquiry, discovery, and conceptualization, which can be used in all areas of life.
Each student should experience success and progress in understanding all subjects to the fullest extent possible.
All teachers are responsible for developing skills and concepts as they become necessary within the context of each subject area. Fairfield Christian Academy provides the teaching staff with a series of continuing education seminars to sharpen their skills.
Each child is created in the image of God with an individual learning style so that different approaches and materials are used to help each child reach their full potential in the classroom.
Cooperation in having three-way communication among the student, parent, and teacher is essential. This is a holy covenant of prayer, love and support.
The contents of the curriculum should be both responsible to the needs of society to include the skills and concepts that students need as a foundation for their future and present a biblical world view.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"3-Year-Old Preschool
A.M. 9:00 - 9:25 Welcome & Center Time
Art, sand & water, play dough,
table games, blocks,
home center, etc.
A.M. 9:25 - 10:15 Structured Activities
1. Calendar
a. What month is it?
b. What day is it?
c. What is the weather like?
d. What season is it?
2. Academics
a. Colors, letters, numbers, shapes, etc.
b. Worksheets, coloring, etc.
c. Bible verse
3. Theme Activity
Games, skits, weekly theme projects
A.M. 10:30- 10:45 Recess/Gym/Music
Outdoors if weather permits
Indoor play consists of organized
games and exercise
A.M. 10:45 - 10:55 Restroom and Hand washing
A.M. 10:55 - 11:15 Snack Time
A.M. 11:15 - 11:25 Sharing time and Recap
A.M. 11:30 Preschool Dismissed

Pre-K 4
A.M. 9:00-9:20 Welcome Circle P.M. 12:30-12:50
Prayer, Pledge, Bible Story,
a. What month is it?
b. What day is it?
c. What is the weather like?
d. What season is it?
A.M. 9:20-10:00 Center Time P.M. 12:50-1:30
Art, sand & water, fine motor,
table games, blocks, science,
books, dramatic play, etc
A.M. 10:00-10:15 Circle P.M. 1:30-1:45
Bible verse, colors, letters,
numbers, shapes, games, skits,
theme projects, music and finger plays
A.M. 10:15-10:30 Table Time P.M.1: 45-2:00
Worksheets, coloring, etc.
A.M. 10:30-10:45 Recess/Gym P.M 2:00-2:15
Outdoors if weather permits
Indoor play consists of organized
games and exercise
A.M. 10:45-10:55 Restroom and Hand washing P.M. 2:15-2:25
A.M. 10:55-11:15 Snack Time P.M. 2:25-2:45
A.M. 11:15-11:25 Sharing Time and Recap P.M. 2:45-2:55
A.M. 11:30 Preschool Dismissed P.M. 3:00

9:00 - 9:20 Welcome & Structured Activities 12:30 - 12:50
1. Calendar
a. What month is it?
b. What day is it?
c. What is the weather like?
d. What season is it?
2. Academics
a. Colors, letters, numbers
shapes, etc.
b. Bible verse
c. Theme introduction
9:20 - 9:40 Table Work 12:50 - 1:10
9:40 - 9:55 Center Time 1:10 - 1:25
Art, sand & water, play dough,
table games.
Blocks, home center, etc.
9:55 - 10:10 Theme Activity 1:25 - 1:40
Games, skits, weekly theme projects
10:10 - 10:15 Clean-up

repare for Gym/Music 1:40 - 1:45
10:15 - 10:45 Recess/Gym/Music 1:45 - 2:15
Outdoors if weather permits
Indoor play consists of
organized games and exercise
10:45 - 10:55 Restroom and Hand washing 2:15 - 2:25
10:55 - 11:30 Snack Time / Dismissal 2:40 - 3:00"
Excerpted from the preschool's website