Statement of Philosophy
There are three foundational philosophies that we hold to be true and vital to Pipestem Christian Academy. In order for you to understand our school's objectives, you need to be acquainted with these three important truths.
1. The major responsibility off academically educating Christian children into Christ - likeness lies with the parents. No school can ever replace a God - fearing, Christ - honoring home.
Pipestem Christian Academy will not be able to give your child academic excellence if you rely
on the school to be the only example in your child's life. The school is to supplement the home training of the child. The parents who possess the attitude of "let the school do it," will not be satisfied with Pipestem Christian Academy.
2. The major responsibility of training young people in the things of the Lord, also rests with the home. Pipestem Christian Academy is not in existence to replace nor supplant the home. We will endeavor to train your children academically and to complement the spiritual and moral training received in the home and your church. The school is not to replace either of these God - ordained institutions.
3. The major responsibility of parents also involves the disciplining of their children. A certain measure of that responsibility is delegated to the school when the children are enrolled at Pipestem Christian Academy. Actions that are morally, and academically unacceptable will be dealt with appropriately by the administration and staff. We expect such actions to be supported by the home.
The administration reserves the right to dismiss any student from school whose behavior is unrepentant or unbecoming to Christ, whose parents act unbecoming to Christ or the Bible.
Parents and students must act as if they want to be here.
4. Although Pipestem Christian Academy does try to reach lost students for Christ, this is not the school's primary purpose. Because of the influence of a Christian home and a Bible church, some students will be saved even before Kindergarten. Pipestem Christian Academy
expects all students from a Christian home and a Bible church to be saved before high school.
Therefore, Pipestem Christian Academy's main part in the great commission is
"Teaching them to observe all things.." Matthew 28:20.
In summary, the home and church are emphasized and the school is a supplement to both.
If you have a strong Christian home and a strong church, then Pipestem Christian Academy is for you.
Please remember that Pipestem Christian Academy is an extension of the home and not a replacement. The school is only as Christian as it teachers, students, and parents.