The definition of “Christian education” is contained in the very term. First and foremost, Christian education is Christian in nature. Christian education attempts to build within each student the all-important Christian mind. For the Christian, philosophy, attitudes, values, and standards are distinctly different from the non-Christian. The Bible says, “Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus.”
There is objective truth outside man’s intellect, and what man does with that truth will not only determine his behavior but will ultimately determine his eternal destiny. God cannot be discovered nor known merely through the empirical powers of man, but man through faith can come to know the ultimate reality–the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the Life.” (John 14:16) This verse holds tremendous significance in our educational philosophy. If education is an attempt to arrive at and understand truth, then education must inextricably be linked to Jesus Christ. If education endeavors to find meaning in life, then education must have foundations in the Word of God.
All curriculum utilized at Mountain View Christian School is centered on the Word of God. Our basic curriculum–A Beka–is published at Pensacola Christian College and is used in thousands of Christian schools all over the world. We also use textbooks and materials from Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary and Bob Jones University Press.
We take advantage of the latest in technology. All students have access to our computer lab. An alternative learning lab is available for those students who require extra attention and remedial help.
Our elementary classrooms are conducted in the traditional manner using memorization and drills. Beginning Spanish is introduced in our Elementary Department.