Distinctives

Christ-centered

 

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Modern education operates on the philosophy that education is neutral – that it merely conveys facts and that facts do not require a spiritual context. Kingdom Prep believes that facts, whether scientific, mathematical, historical, or otherwise, can only represent truth if they are taught in the context of a Christian worldview. There is no neutrality. For this reason, the school’s classical curriculum is founded on biblical truth to provide an education that is pervasively and overtly Christian. The classical method’s Christian worldview is more than just a Bible class. It shows the natural world and its history through the beautiful lens of God’s sovereign will and decree.

Furthermore, Kingdom Prep believes that there is an objective standard for truth and that standard is found in God’s Word. KPA’s faculty integrates a biblical worldview throughout all subject areas, and students learn to look at their world through the eyes of Scripture. Faculty members at every grade level are committed to training students’ hearts and recognizing that students must learn to love and value the things that God values.

One question we sometimes hear from parents is, “What about a Bible class?” Some parents fear that the classical method will overshadow the importance of Christianity in their child’s education. Classical and Christian schools understand that a Bible class is not enough. Yes, most classical and Christian schools have Bible classes. However, the real power is in teaching ALL subjects from the perspective of the Christian worldview.

Classically educated students will not distinguish between God’s creation and science; between God’s order and mathematics; or between Church history and world history. Throughout the curriculum, an inseparable association exists between subject matter and spiritual matters. Today, this association is only possible through private Christian education, as government schools have become increasingly unable to present the complete picture.

As Abraham Kuyper famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry: Mine!” This means that Jesus Christ is Lord, not only of our hearts – He is Lord of everything: poetry, mathematics, history, economics, politics, chemistry, athletics and literature. He is Lord of all and determines what is true, what is lovely, and what is right and wrong.

 

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”

—C.S. Lewis

 

Essential components of a Kingdom Prep classical Christian education: