Philosophy of Education

Our objective is to provide each child with the opportunity and stimulation which will bring about maximum development of his or her personality, including all phases of spiritual, mental, social, and physical growth in a Christian environment.  We are committed to developing Wisdom, building Character, and increasing Faith in each student.

The Bible is taught each day as the absolute and inerrant Word of God.  We believe “the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword…” and should therefore be engrafted into the hearts and minds of our students.

Children do not have a complete education affording them the best advantages in this highly competitive world, if their training deals exclusively with those mental processes by which they learn facts and arrive at conclusions.  They must be under-girded with Bible principles, instilling in their minds noble purposes enabling them to serve God and man with the knowledge they possess.  Studying the Bible every day and worshipping helps impress on the minds of our students the values which make for abundant living here and at home in heaven hereafter.

The spiritual growth of students is nurtured primarily by Christian examples set by teachers, and through daily opportunities to apply Christ’s law of love to situations involving relationships (both peer and adult), and to individual struggles for growth.  In addition, there is daily, formal teaching of the Bible.

Recognizing that learning is facilitated through social relationships, CLA seeks to create a community of love, acceptance, and concern where both teachers and students care about each other, their school, and their world.

“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ.  And for this purpose I (we) also labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within (us).” -Colossians 1:28-29