Philosophy of Education
We believe and teach that the total Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings, and are the only infallible rule for faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16).
Education encompasses spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical development, with God the ultimate source of all truth.
Since God has given parents the responsibility to teach their children, education cannot be the sole charge of a church or of a school system. Thus, PCA enters into a partnership with the parents to educate their children, and it is important that parents fully accept the Academy’s Philosophy of Education. (Deuteronomy 6: 4-7).
We will make every effort to lead each child into a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to disciple the child so the student will live a life that glorifies God, both now and after graduation.
Students of PCA are taught a Christian worldview and lifestyle. They are instructed in biblical knowledge and are offered devotional opportunities. Students are encouraged to develop Christian responses to all of the issues of life. (II Timothy 2:1, 2).
PCA is committed to maintaining high academic, personal and spiritual standards in the classroom, in all relationships and in extra-curricular activities. Our teachers have sound academic qualifications and teach both through formal instruction and as caring Christian adult role models. (Luke 2:52, II Peter 3:18).
PCA helps students develop healthy self-worth and to understand their value as part of God’s unique creation. As a means of honouring God in all they do we expect students to refrain from using alcohol, tobacco or non-prescription drugs. Students are taught to respect the uniqueness and the equal value of each person regardless of gender or race. At PCA, human sexuality is understood to be God-appointed and is to be practiced according to the guidelines of God’s Word. PCA helps students develop self-discipline and respect for others and their property. We also promote and practice appreciation for cultural and denominational diversity, while maintaining unity in Christ. (Galatians 3:28).
With this foundation, it is our goal that every student attending our school will come to a time when the most important desire of his or her life is to serve God. The students should be able and willing to use all of their God-given talents for the betterment of their fellow citizens in any area of life.