Mission and Philosophy
Christ Covenant School exists as a ministry of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church because of and to the glory of God, and for the development and discipleship of covenant children.
The mission of Christ Covenant School is to partner with Christian parents in teaching, training and equipping their children academically and spiritually so that they would be able to love the Lord, to think biblically, and to glorify God in every area of life.
We desire to see and will be praying that our students will develop:
- a real and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- the beginnings of a Biblical world and life view
- outstanding academic preparation from a Christian perspective
- a desire to love and obey Christ with their gifts, talents, abilities, and in their relationships
- a consistent lifestyle that models and points others to Jesus
- a desire to impact their world and the world with the message of hope, grace, and eternal life in Christ
Our Statement of Faith
Read our Statement of Faith.
Philosophy of Education
Every educational institution endorses a philosophy of education, whether explicitly or implicitly, and it is these underlying assumptions which drive the educational process. Through a challenging academic environment, we strive to cultivate depth of thought, nurtured by a Biblical worldview, in all areas of life: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual.
Our educational philosophy is built upon the following values:
God as the Source and Goal of all Truth
- Christian education is a gospel-centered, grace-ﬁlled act of worship based on the authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the true revelation of God.
- Christian education should give students the tools to be great thinkers who love God and are devoted to the truth of His word.
- God’s Word and God’s world are two complementary, not contradictory, spheres of revelation.
- Relationships and knowledge in all subject areas have ultimate and unifying meaning in the context of a Biblical framework.
Training in Virtue
- Because Christ is the embodiment of virtue, growing in faith and knowledge of truth is essential for a consistent life of virtue.
The Pursuit of Wisdom
- The fear of the Lord is the beginning principle of wisdom.
- Students are trained not merely to be intelligent, but to be wise. They are taught to see the world hrough the lens of scripture.
- Christian education is discipleship, as well as evangelism. We partner with Christian parents in a covenantal relationship to train students in wisdom.
Our educational philosophy is implemented through these two components:
Our faculty is comprised of teachers who develop academic excellence, personal responsibility, and spiritual growth within students. The faith, character, and maturity of each teacher are fundamentally significant. They must not only be trained in their respective fields, but also possess a growing theological sophistication in order to properly engage in Christian worldview development.
Curricula are planned to prepare students for the next steps in their educational careers and shape hearts to desire the glorification of God. We strive to teach our students that through the sciences they see God’s created world; through history they see God’s unfolding plan; through math they see our orderly God; through the arts they learn they are the image bearers of God and called to use their gifts and talents for His glory; and language ultimately allows us to express ourselves and study God’s word.
World View Distinctives
- Covenantal Partnership
- Value of the Individual
- Cultural Mandate