Our Philosophy

bible111The following encompasses the philosophy of a Christian Education at Woodruff Academy (CE@WA):

1) Luke 2:41 thru 52

Anciently during the time of Christ, nothing was considered of worth in learning except by scripture. Scriptural stories were taught at home, and the first course in formal schools began with the first seven chapters of Leviticus. Based on these formal teachings that took place at the age of 6-8 years, the Jewish culture would teach a child what outward acts were required of him/her. Next, a child was taught the teachings of the Old Testament prophets (especially the Ten Commandments). At the age of 12 a Jewish boy was taken to Jerusalem at one of the feasts and tested by the doctors of the law in the temple as to his knowledge of the duties and privileges to which by circumcision, a Jewish boy had been admitted. In passing this test, it was regarded that a boy had freely and intelligently “taking upon himself the yolk of the law,” or “of the kingdom of God.” Henceforth, a boy was bound (and a girl of comparable age) would fulfill all the precepts of the ceremonial law. Thus, typical of the age of 12, Jesus was likewise, found in the temple.

2) Romans 11:36

All truth comes from God and are manifest through the Lordship of Jesus Christ; therefore, all areas of life are regarded as sacred. Through him, to him, and by him, the glory of God will be the glory of Jesus, forever.

3) Colossians 1:16, 17; John 1:3

A Christian education is tested and integrated spiritually and academically based on scripture revealed through the ages by God and throughout all time.

4) Deuteronomy 6:7 and 8; Deuteronomy 11:18; Genesis 17:7; Proverbs 22:6; Psalms 78: 4 and 5

It is the primary responsibility of parents to ensure a child receive a quality Christian education every day and throughout each and every day, not just once or twice a week when a child might attend a religious service.

5) Colossians 1:28; Proverbs 1:7

Christian teachers are charged with the responsibility of guiding and nurturing students by example, instruction and admonitions. Likewise, a Christian teacher seeks to encourage spiritual development of students as the foundation of their spiritual, academic, social, and emotional growth.

6) Acts 14:7; Romans 1:18-20; I Corinthians 2:14

The foundation importance of a Christian education comes to pass when the campus environment and the home environment to work in tandem so that the Holy Spirit may speak to the mind and heart of a student. If a child is over exposed to worldly entertainment, hours and hours of stimulating technology, and vast amounts of media in the home, and if the elements are contrary to the Spirit of God, this raw exposure pits the teachings of a Christian education against the carnal appetite of humankind. These distractions result in an unraveling of God’s work on a Christian campus in the heart of a child.

7) Psalm 139:13-15; Romans 12:4 thru 8

God, our father, has endowed each person with talents unique to each one. Therefore, teachers are encouraged to utilize varied teaching strategies and instructional environments both on and off campus.

8) I Corinthians 12

CE@WA provides opportunities for service and the sharing of each students various gifts on campus as well as in the community. In doing so, CE@WA thereby develops the unique talents, the minds, and the hearts of our enrolled Christian youth.

9) Philippians 1:9 thru 11

Providing a high-quality Christian education brings glory to God, our heavenly Father. Likewise, a quality education provides a compelling witness to non-Christians regarding the difference the Holy Spirit can make in our daily lives when we walk with God as our closest companion.

10) Romans 12:2

The long-term goal of a Christian education is to develop a student who will serve God, our heavenly Father, and additionally impact the student’s community and the world as a whole by the student feeling, thinking, and responding spiritually in ALL aspects of his/her life.