Education for Life

Christian Worldview

Christian education is much more than a curriculum or a philosophy. It is essentially a worldview!

Parents who want Christian education for their children believe that all of life is to be lived for God. This means that God is to be acknowledged and given the glory in everything. Just as Moses encouraged the Israelites to teach their children about God, "when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads." So our community resolutely believes that their children need to be taught from this all-encompassing worldview. The instructional program at Cambridge Christian School is designed to guide and direct children to grow in Christian faith and maturity. The curriculum is constructed in such a way that children will develop:

  • Spiritually—children have a responsibility and privilege to study, think, work, play, and live to the glory of God;
  • Emotionally—as unique personalities, children are taught patience, empathy, concern, compassion, thoughtfulness, gratitude, and kindness;
  • Academically—as citizens of this world, children are exposed to all facets of God’s Creation in order to promote understanding of Creation and to facilitate existence within the world;
  • Physically—children are taught to properly care for, and develop, their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit; and
  • Socially—children are taught to be productive, contributing, cooperative members of society.

Our curriculum closely follows the Ministry of Education Ontario Curriculum. Many of our resources have been published by the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools (OACS) and Christian Schools International (CSI). In addition, we use a variety of sources designed to meet ministry guidelines. An emphasis in our Christian worldview is evident in how we teach every subject at CCS.

 www.oacs.org

 www.CSIonline.org

http://www.whychristianschools.ca/

 

Testimony 5

One of the reasons we love CCS is because of the high quality, loving and dedicated teaching staff. They are teachers who love to teach and do so with joy and enthusiasm. Being excellent teachers, they make every effort in the classroon to ensure that our children are accommodated and challenged as necessary. We consider these teachers to be exceptional because of their willingness to volunteer their time so that our childrens' experience includes athletic, artistic and academic extracurricular activities.

Marc and Janice Tremblay