Covenant with parents
The most important commitment that families make to the school in signing the Covenant is to pray daily for every student in their child's class as well as for the teacher and the school. This really is the secret for every day going well at the school. Every teacher should have the comfort and the joy of knowing that every family in her class shares a common commitment and the same Biblical values.
- We believe in the sufficiency of the Scriptures as the rule of faith and practice.
- We therefore believe that to educate covenant children is to have the education program conform in all respects to the Bible.
- The Catechisms and the Westminster Confession of Faith, 1647-1648, have guided Reformation Churches of Christendom to Biblical faith, polity, and worship ever since.
- Like Saints before us, we believe the reasoning drawn from the Scriptures in the Westminster Confession is the most articulate statement of our evangelical faith and appropriate guide to Biblical teaching.
- All of History is His Story and therefore taught from the Providential view.
Noah Webster defines Education as follows: The bringing up, as of a child instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighen the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts, and science is important; to give children a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties. (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
Teachers and Parents must work together with the student to achieve maximum growth in both character and intellect.
- Parents are asked to covenant to pray daily for the student and school, especially lifting up the teacher and the specific class in earnest prayer.
- Parents are asked to provide quiet time and a place for homework nightly, though we do not want homework to be burdensome.
- Parents are asked to cooperate in “Reading Aloud” time in their home several times a week to share literary “gems.”
- Parents are asked to use their gifts and talents by donating their time, as their schedule permits, to assist the school.
- In order to keep tuition affordable, we agree to participate actively in an annual Sustaining Fund Drive to benefit the general fund operating expenses of the school.
- We understand that the tuition payments begin July 1 and may be paid monthly for 10 months, yearly, or by the semester.
- There is $100 credit for an annual payment in advance and $50 credit for semester payment in advance.