What makes the difference?
We live in a time of lively discussion among Christians about how they will educate their children. This is due in part to the steady decline in both academic and moral standards within the public educational system. But it is also a result of a reevaluation of the intersection between our Christian faith and the culture in which we live. Many are recognizing that even a good public education, rooted as it must be in a pluralistic worldview, is not adequate to prepare Christian children to be salt and light in the world. God must be at the center of education, and not an add-on, if Christian children are to understand their world and conduct themselves in a way that best serves the kingdom of God.
What is a classical Christian education?
At the center of the SFS curriculum is our Creator God and His Holy Word. Our Christ-centered goal is to guide students to a personal knowledge of the triune God and His truth as it is revealed in Scripture, in the world around us and through each subject that is taught. Students will learn that all knowledge can be traced back to the one true God and that only as we recognize His sovereignty over all things can we gain true wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 1:7).
The God of the universe is a God of order and beauty. Children, being made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), learn best in an atmosphere of order and beauty. SFS strives to create an atmosphere that helps each student rise to his or her God-given potential by providing an environment that is conducive to learning.
Students are encouraged to develop a love of learning and an ability to think that will bring them true satisfaction and serve them well for the rest of their lives. This is achieved through implementation of a classical curriculum with the following distinctives: