Columbus Christian Academy’s philosophy is based upon the Word of God. The primary objective and purpose of the school is to train the student in the way presented in the Scriptures while giving him a good education.
Since the primary reason for the existence of the school is a spiritual ministry, evangelistic efforts are made to all students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ so that the teaching of spiritual truths may have a firm foundation. This is followed by instruction in right thinking, good conduct, and clean living in the light of the principles of God’s Word.
The academic program, through the traditional approach, is developed to provide students with the best possible program of studies. There is emphasis on the mastery of the fundamental blocks of material necessary for satisfactory achievement in these areas. Stress is placed upon the acquisition of facts and concepts in the areas of study, leading to the development and exercise of the powers of reasoning. Methods of teaching proven to be effective are utilized with a constant search for better methods. Realizing the difference in innate ability, we encourage and expect each student to do his best. We believe the traditional system of education educates the mind and builds character. It encourages competition and teaches the value of living under a free enterprise of government.
Character training is an important element in Columbus Christian Academy. We believe that the heart of character training is obedience (deciding to do right), which will eventually cultivate an inner self-discipline and is essential to the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the student. The teacher is the authority in the classroom. Discipline is administered firmly but fairly; to obey, to do right, to love God and country, and to always measure one’s attitudes against principles laid out in the Scriptures equipping him for his role in God’s plan for his life and for his proper place in society.
Columbus Christian Academy holds that the Bible is the infallible, divine Word of God and that salvation by faith in Christ is the initial step in the Christian life. There is adequate biblical basis for the idea of spiritual growth into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29), which is the work of the Holy Spirit (II Corinthians 3:18). This growth begins with the initial act of saving faith and continues through life. The Holy Spirit makes the Christian conscious of the biblical demands for a holy life, which fulfills both God’s moral law and high law love (Matthew 22: 37-39; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 15:14). The result is a life consecrated unto God and separated from the world.
Columbus Christian Academy must, therefore, provide an environment conducive to the spiritual growth and development of young people who are not yet mature Christians. A standard of conduct based on the following biblical imperatives is necessary to provide such an environment.
- All the activities of the Christian must be subordinated to the glory of God who dwells in us (I Corinthians 8:9).
- The Christian will endeavor to avoid practices which cause the loss of sensitivity to the spiritual needs of the world and loss of the Christian’s physical, mental, or spiritual well-being (I Corinthians 9:27).
A sense of the need for spiritual growth in the light of these principles has led Columbus Christian Academy to adopt the following standards, which are believed to be conducive to the environment that will best promote the spiritual welfare of the student. The school, therefore, requests both students and teachers/staff to refrain from swearing, indecent language and jest, smoking, gluttony, gossip, and to maintain Christian standards in courtesy, kindness, morality, and honesty.
Students and teachers are expected to abide by these standards throughout their stay at Columbus Christian Academy. Anyone found to be out of harmony with CCA’s ideals of work and life may be invited to withdraw whenever the general welfare demands it, even though there may be no special breach of conduct.
In this atmosphere of definite and positive Christian standards of conduct, good scholastic planning, and intimate personal interest between faculty and student, there is fine opportunity for the development of strong Christian character.
Columbus Christian Academy is not in competition with either the public school system or other private schools. We are here as a distinct, unique ministry giving parents a Christian alternative to the public schools and private schools in our area.
The Bible is our basic curriculum. The supporting curriculum materials are interwoven with principles that build Christian character in the student. History lessons at CCA will build patriotism. Our literature exposes the students to the finest quality reading material, while not compromising Christian decency and morality through abusive language or lewdness.
True phonetics is taught as a basis for reading skills beginning at the Pre-K level. Our five year olds read with skill. Columbus Christian Academy students consistently score above average on the Stanford Achievement Test in language arts, math, science, etc. The students develop a genuine sense of accomplishment through their academic labors. Rather than feeling superior to their peers, they learn that they are accountable to God for using their talents and abilities for the glory of God and the benefit of man.