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Portersville Christian School - Pre-K-12th Grades

343 East Portersville Road
Portersville, PA 16051

Phone:
(724) 368-8787

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The educational program and the methods of instruction in the Portersville Christian School reflect a
Biblical philosophy, which provides the perspective in the classroom for interpreting facts during the
study of any subject. It is the true distinctive of the school and provides the reason for our existence
as an academic institution. The following statements summarize the basic tenets of this educational
philosophy and its implied goals and objectives.
A Christian philosophy of education first of all recognizes God as the Creator and sustainer of all
things and as the Source of all Truth. God has revealed Himself to mankind both through His
creation in a general way and in a special way through His inspired, infallible, inerrant authoritative
Word, the Bible.
Man, though, in his natural sinful state (the result of Adam's original disobedience against God) is
unable to comprehend these truths concerning the universe and God. Thus, man, corrupted both
intellectually and spiritually by sin, has historically omitted God from learning and has developed a
secular humanistic basis for interpreting life and the world around him. However, God has graciously
provided the means for re-establishing in the mind and spirit of man the true understanding of God
and man through regeneration by faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son.
As the transforming power of God's Holy Spirit works in an individual, his or her mind begins to be
opened to the truth of God as revealed in the Bible. This truth becomes the basis for his or her
world/life view or the basis upon which life is interpreted. This saving, transforming knowledge of
Jesus Christ must be the basis of Christian education, without which its goals can never be fully
realized.
Thus, Christian education, integrating faith and learning, is not just an academic experience but also a
sanctifying experience as the teacher and student grow more and more in their understanding of
Christ as Lord of every area of life. The mandate for such an education comes from both God's Word
and from the fact that parents are primarily responsible for educating and training their children “in
the way that they should go.� They may delegate a part of this responsibility to an institution, which
is able to carry forward their God-given task. The authority of the teacher in character training and
discipline is derived from the fact that they stand in loco parentis. Thus, the Christian home, the
Christian school and the Christian church all become partners in this educating and sanctifying
process.
Portersville Christian School's Biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students
to be Christ-like. On occasion, the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home may be counter or
in opposition to the Biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not necessarily limited
to, sexual immorality, homosexual behavior, or inability to support the moral principles of the school.
In such cases, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an
applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student."
Excerpted from the preschool's website