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San Jacinto Christian Academy

Po Box 3428
Amarillo, TX 79116

Phone:
(806) 372-2285

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The ultimate goal of San Jacinto Christian Academy is to assist parents in producing young people to know and love Jesus Christ, to follow Him in life, and to become positive, productive members of the coming generation. This is accomplished by instruction in right thinking, good conduct, and clean living in light of the principles of God's Word.

Education and training of students are based upon the God-centered, Christian approach to education, rather than a man-centered humanistic approach. We believe the Christian traditional system educates the mind and builds character. It encourages competition, hard work, humility, and the value of living under a free enterprise system of government. Three of our central goals are:
1. To train up students to hide the Word of God in their hearts through Bible study, memorization, and application (Psalm 119:11);
2. To prepare students mentally by promoting high academic standards, good study skills, and the ability to think critically and evaluative from a Christian perspective (I Timothy 4:12);
3. To build character by training students to obey, to do right, to love God and country, and to always measure one's attitudes against principles in the Bible "lest any man spoil through philosophy and vain deceit" (Colossians 2:8).
4. To realize that all students are "fearfully and wonderfully made and the God has a unique plan and destiny for their lives. (Psalm 139)
All of these goals work in harmony to train students to become obedient to authority and the voice of God. Thus, when He places a calling upon their lives, they will be both spiritually and academically prepared to answer that call and ultimately become a useful instrument of the Lord.

We believe the content of Christian education must be in harmony with "whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report" (Philippians 4:8). The classroom method should be teacher-directed (Deut. 6:7) with the student acquiring knowledge through studying (2 Timothy 2:15), researching (John 5:39), reasoning (Isaiah 1:18), relating (Luke 24:27), and recording (3 John 12).

We believe the Scriptures give us the true view of God and man and their relationship. The Scriptures tell us that God is an orderly personality who created man and the universe and that He is the author of the order and reason reflected in His creation. Therefore, the Christian traditional system of education is rooted in teaching objective reality with absolutes, as opposed to subjective relativism. Because of this, all instruction is presented and interpreted in light of the precepts and prophecies of the written Word of God.


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Excerpted from the preschool's website