"As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him.
Stone Bridge School ministers from a philosophy of Christian education derived from the Word of God and subject to His sovereign and providential purpose of bringing every child to full stature through the redemptive work of Christ.
The foundation stone of American Christian education is faith in a sovereign Creator and Governor of the universe who gives liberty to those who accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord. The internalization and application of Biblical principles for the government of home, school, and nation frame the proper response of man to his Maker.
The Biblical philosophy of education challenges the individual student to address how he governs himself, his habits of work and scholarship, his knowledge of God's Hand and his own place in history, and his character development in light of his commitment of faith in Christ. This challenge affects every area of life and learning as he develops spiritually, morally, socially, and academically.
The system of education governed by a Biblical philosophy results in the school's cooperation with the Holy Spirit in cultivating the student's unique individuality so that, in fellowship with the Lord, he is marked by Christian character, applies Biblical reasoning to all of life, conforms his conscience to the eternal truth of the Bible, and fills his heart with love and obedience to Christ.
The ultimate authority of the education of the child belongs to the parents who authorize teachers to inspire, cultivate, consecrate, and instruct the student. The teacher who serves in a Biblical philosophy of education is a person gifted and called to exemplify those qualities of character and scholarship worthy of a wholehearted commitment to Christ. The teachers must represent the spirit and discipline of their calling and embody the very goals they teach their students.
The Christian methodology of education includes a series of instruction and discipline intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temperament, form the habits and manners, and prepare the student for useful service. Christian education in America has a unique heritage traced from a Bible-educated people under the leadership of pastors who knew that education was useless without the Bible and that made the Bible central to all learning. At StoneBridge we endeavor to research, reason, relate, and record every subject from its Biblical purpose and expression.
The American Christian experience produced a curriculum of education resulting in forming a Biblical worldview - a system of presuppositions consistent with absolute Biblical truth - from which to discern right action and thinking and from which to exercise a proper role in the family, in the Body of Christ, and as a citizen of a Christian constitutional republic.
Excerpted from the preschool's website