"Our philosophy of child development rests upon two ancient principles of education. First, our school functions in loco parentis - in the place of the parent - but this does not mean that we supplant parental authority; rather, through a shared but delegated responsibility, we "partner with parents" to support them in their divinely ordained mandate to "train up a child in the way he should go."1 Secondly, our school recognizes that students are created imago Dei - in the image of God - and thus we endeavor to train them in spirit, mind, and body. Spiritual education derives from our study of God's word and our communal expression of its precepts through compassionate, respectful, and ethical relationships among our constituency and towards the community at large. Mental education derives from our diligent study of the vast spectrum of human knowledge as our teachers themselves - life-long learners - model intellectual passion to their students and endeavor to cultivate this passion in them. Bodily education revolves around our fitness-education program, which emphasizes physical discipline, teamwork, humility in triumph, and dignity in defeat.
Excerpted from the preschool's website