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TCS Philosophy

The educational philosophy of Thomasville Christian School is based on a God-centered worldview that holds that all truth is God's truth, whether in the sciences, arts, or humanities. All education takes place within some philosophical framework. For Christian schools this framework is provided by the Bible. The Scriptures give the foundation and guidelines for Christian education. Only education founded on Biblical principles can provide the student with a God-centered view of life, the world, and reality.

The ultimate end of all education is to enable the learner to use his/her gifts, abilities, and training to glorify God in all of life. This encompassing goal of glorifying God is ignored or even denied by secular schools whose educational philosophy focuses on man and not God. When this goal is separated from the process of education, the end of education becomes folly. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10)

Our goal is to relate all of life and learning to the Triune God who has revealed Himself in a special infallible way through the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, and Who also reveals Himself through creation and history. It is our objective to confirm in the minds of students the truth that final authority for all of life is found in the Holy Scriptures. The centrality of Scripture is basic to all true wisdom and learning.

Thomasville Christian School also holds that the Christian education of children is primarily the responsibility of Christian parents. The school exists to assist Christian parents in the godly training of their children and to help students grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

While our goal as a Christian educational institution is to help children mature in all areas of life, our primary responsibility is the intellectual development of the learner. As learners mature in their knowledge and understanding of all subjects, they are able to "declare the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light." (I Peter 2:9) It is therefore our aim to promote high academic standards while helping students achieve skills in creative and critical thinking using the best integrated curriculum available taught by highly qualified and gifted Christian professionals.

Educational Objectives:

A. Academic Excellence

1. To provide a challenging environment of academic excellence to enable our students to achieve to the best of their ability, and to prepare them academically so that in the future they will be competitive in college admission and or the workplace.

2. To nurture and teach each student full mastery of basic content thereby minimizing retention.

3. To help students develop a Christian worldview by integrating life, and all studies, with the Bible. (II Peter 1:3).

4. To teach students to hide God's Word in their heart through memorization and meditation. (Psalm 119:11; Psalm 119:103).

5. To teach students physical fitness, good health habits, and wise use of their bodies as the Temple of God. (I Corinthians 6:19-20).

6. To teach students to understand and use the fundamental processes in communicating and dealing with others through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. (II Corinthians 5:20).

7. To teach and encourage students to develop good study skills and habits. (II Timothy 2:15).

8. To teach students how to research and reason logically from a Biblical perspective. (Hebrews 5:14; Romans 12:2)

9. To teach students good citizenship through an understanding and appreciation of our Christian and American heritages.
(I Corinthians 10:11; Romans 13:1-7).

B. Christian Character

1. To teach that the Bible is the inspired and the only infallible authoritative Word of God, thus developing attitudes of love and respect toward it. (II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:20, 21).

2. To teach Biblical character qualities and provide opportunities for students to demonstrate these qualities.
(I Samuel 16:7; Galatians 5:22-23).

3. To encourage students to develop self-discipline and responsibility from God's perspective. (I Timothy 4:7; I Corinthians 9:24-27).

4. To teach students respect for and submission to authority from God's perspective. (Romans 13:1-7; Hebrews 13:17; Ephesians 6:1-3).

5. To help students develop their identity in Christ and to attain their fullest potential. (Psalm 139:13-16).

6. To teach students to love and respect everyone as unique individuals created in God's image. (Philippians 2:1-4; Ephesians 5:21).

7. To teach students how to become a contributing member of their society by realizing their need to serve others.
(Galatians 5:13; Romans 2:10).

8. To teach students Biblical attitudes toward material things and their responsibility for using them to God's glory.
(I Timothy 6:17-19; Matthew 6:19,20; I Corinthians 10:31).

"Every school has a code of conduct. Ours just happens to be written in stone."

Thomasville Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin,
particularly in regard to employment and student admission policies, procedures, and practices.