"SCA exists as a ministry of First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg. We join with our parents in encouraging our students to be lifelong disciples of Christ through the missions of Evangelism, Discipleship, Giving and Prayer. Our faculty and staff strive to lead each student to experience a personal saving relationship with Christ. The Bible is God's inerrant Word and is the basis of all instruction and the test of all truth. God has not made, and He doesn't maintain, anything in the world that is without meaning and beauty. It is our task and our goal to seek the knowledge and understanding of that meaning and beauty through intellectual and spiritual endeavor. We promote academic excellence and critical thinking throughout the teaching of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith, equipping students to live Godly lives in a global society. Our school teaches honor of the body as the temple of God. As basic doctrines of the Christian faith are taught, students are challenged to apply the principles learned to daily living. As God's stewards, each student is encouraged to make wise use of time and to use material things for the glory of God.
This philosophy dictates close communication between the home and the school. If SCA is to be an extension of the home, there must be communication between the two concerning educational objectives, methods of achieving those objectives, obligations of each party, and the need for unity and harmony between home and school. Therefore, when parents and students seek admission to SCA, it will be assumed that they are in complete accord with the objectives, methods, and obligations that accompany such admission.
We believe the following Principles of Education to be foundational to our philosophy of Christian education:
Prayer by parents, teachers, and students is a significant factor in affecting the lives of the students. (Luke 11:9-10)
The family, the school, and the church are to be complementary in educating the student for a life of fellowship with God and of service to man. (Deuteronomy 11:19; Psalm 78:4-5)
Moral standards and a value system consistent with the Bible best prepare a student for fulfilling his responsibilities as a member of our democratic society. (1 Peter 21:13-17)
The teacher represents the parents during the school day, but this representation does not relieve parents of their primary responsibility for the total development of the child. (Ephesians 6:4)
God has created each student with his or her unique gifts and particular developmental pattern of growth. The responsibility of the school is to be sensitive to these varied patterns of growth, to design teaching strategies, and to provide instructional environments that are responsive to them. (Psalm 39:13-18) "
Excerpted from the preschool's website