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Oshkosh Christian Montessori

3450 Vinland Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54901-1122

Phone:
(920) 237-4628

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

""Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper." Psalm 1:1-3.

We believe the Christian school should be based on a philosophy of education, which recognizes that the child has a spirit and a soul as well as a body. We want that education to meet the needs of the whole person. (see Proverbs 25:28; Hebrews 4:12, 10:39; 1 Thessalonians 5:23)

As Christian parents and educators, we want that nurture to be complementary to our efforts, working mutually and with the efforts of the churches we attend. Our goal is to train our children to live the Christian life as the Bible describes it.

We believe that the task of "planting" children is primarily the responsibility of parents, not the church, nor the state. We recognize the need to enlist the support of other members of the community of believers, including teachers and pastors, who share our goal and our commitment to God.

Being "planted" means that our children will acknowledge God as their Father, their Creator; and Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives. As Christian parents and educators, we want them to know God personally, as we know Him, and to know that all of life is to be lived as unto the Lord. Every act of life is a testimony of allegiance, loyalty and worship, knowing that God made all things and that He guides and controls them. He asks that we trust Him with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all our ways acknowledge Him and He will direct our paths. (see Proverbs 3:5-6)

We believe in challenging and motivating students, not coddling and indulging them. We think that education can be summarized in just two words: Godliness and knowledge. Therefore, our purpose is to teach academically qualified young people who are capable of offering leadership and direction in a confused, sin-stricken world. The times in which we live demand more than intellectual mediocrity and spiritual indifference. Therefore, we appeal for excellence in every area of a student's life: spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, and social. (Luke 2:52)

We believe the Bible to be infallible and the final authority for faith and life. We seek to teach our children to bind their consciences to its authoritative truths. Therefore, every subject in the school's curriculum will be taught from distinct Biblical perspectives. The whole spectrum of man's world and life will be related to the unchanging decrees of a sovereign God.

We desire to provide an excellent academic experience, which includes a mastery of basic skills, a grasp of both the uniqueness and unity of creation, an awareness of who man is, why he/she is here, and where he/she is going. We also seek to teach students to think independently and to test ideas and presuppositions in the light of Scripture. We desire that our students creatively apply their knowledge to human needs as an act of service and as fruits of faith.

"Fruitfulness" is also a key to our vision of education. We believe that God has called us to serve Him and the needs of mankind throughout the world. All of our training is aimed at preparing our children for a life of service, ministry and reconciliation. As our culture becomes more and more complex, the training becomes all the more crucial. We want to prepare students to make significant contributions to people's lives, to their communities, to their nation and to their world. This work is to be carried on in every vocation, for we believe that God ministers to a diverse world through the diverse talents and abilities of all His people.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website