The Philosophy of St. Paul Lutheran School
We at St. Paul Lutheran School believe that we are all in need of God’s love and forgiveness because we fall short of God’s expectations. We believe that God has provided for our reconciliation with Him through Jesus, our Savior.
Together with parents, we strive:
- to help children learn more about Jesus as their personal Savior,
- to help children grow in their faith,
- to provide a sound educational curriculum with Christ as the center,
- to help children develop Christian values and morals, and
- to demonstrate Christian love in all school related activities throughout the day.
The curriculum provides a solid emphasis on academic skills, balanced with Christian teaching of Biblical truths and how they apply to everyday living. Academic and enrichment programs are planned for the child’s spiritual, mental, social, emotional, and physical growth. The entire program offers many opportunities for the child to observe the miracle of God’s wonderful world.
We believe that God’s Word is the basis for all behavioral guidelines. Respect for each other as members of God’s family is stressed. In addition, students are given extensive opportunities to develop personal responsibility, innovative thinking and leadership skills.
To assure maximum achievement of this philosophy, all programs and curricula are continually monitored by the staff of St. Paul Lutheran School under the guidance of the principal. Support is provided through prayer and action by St. Paul Lutheran congregation, its Pastors, the Board of Christian Day School (School Board), school parents, and the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).
In keeping with the Christian Philosophy of Education above, the following objectives form the foundation for instruction activity in St. Paul Lutheran School:
- To help the child to know God and trust in His Son as the Savior from sin.
- To bring the child to the Holy Scriptures and an understanding of them as the “word of life”.
- To lead the child to a close relationship with God in worship and in daily life.
- To create in the child the willingness to serve God through the Church, the Body of Christ.
- To develop in the child the attitudes needed to work properly as God’s child.
- To show the child that the body is a marvelous gift of God to keep in good health for service to God and the benefit of all.
- To help the child grow mentally in the use of logic, science, the arts, and communication for the church and society.
- To guide the child into the proper use of social skills needed to live competently and creatively.
- To strengthen the child’s emotional control and to teach reliance on God for strength in times of trouble.
- To encourage the child in the expression of the arts and to appreciate the beauty of nature and the arts.
- To teach the child that all people are God’s creation and, therefore, to respect and show consideration for others.
- To help each child grow in patriotism, integrity, honesty, and responsibility.
- To create in the child a concern for the spiritual and material welfare of all people.
- To assist the child to understand that God is the creator and ruler of nature, to thank and praise God for nature’s gifts, and to use and care for them properly.