Many Christian schools with good intentions say that they have a “Christ-centered education.” By “Christ-centered,” they mean that they have prayer in the classroom and a Bible course required by all students. However, many times the curriculum and worldview are the same as those in private or public schools. So often students leave their sheltered Christian schools totally unprepared for the onslaught of an atheistic “higher education” system. Most Bible-believing Christians leave college questioning their faith, and at times, becoming non-believers.
At RCCA, we believe that a Christ-centered education requires that Christ be at the “center of all learning.” All learning must be more than just adding God’s Word to our studies, but viewing all subjects through the lens of God’s Word. At all levels of teaching, in every subject, we must acknowledge that all things come from God and that every aspect of life must be subject to Him. Students should be shown that human knowledge and wisdom are incomplete at best and at worse, totally wrong.
Children at the earliest age should be taught to process ideas and stories from a biblical worldview. As the child reaches the age of reason, he or she can be taught to think logically and identify inconsistencies in reasoning. A Christ-centered education does not shy away from the world and its vain imaginations, but rather, engages it with truth and reveals its inconsistencies and intents.
To succeed in our quest to give students a Christ-centered education, we commit to provide clear role models of biblical Christian life through our faculty and staff. We will strive to remove any and all forms of hypocrisy, while encouraging every student to develop his personal relationship with God.
We want our students to be able to express clearly everything they learn. An essay in history must be written as clearly as if it were an English paper. An oral presentation in science should be as coherent as possible. It is not enough that the history or science be correct. It must also be expressed well.”