Philosophy of Education

The educational philosophy of Laconia Christian Academy is based on a God-centered view that all truth is God’s truth, and that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God which contains the foundation of all truth.  God created all things and sustains all things.  Therefore, the universe and man are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him.  However, because man is sinful by nature, he cannot glorify or know God apart from the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.  Only by choosing God’s free gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, and thereby committing his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ can he, by faith, become righteous and acceptable to God.  This requires surrender to His authority and submission to the power and direction of the Holy Spirit.

This philosophy channels the energies of all staff to promote high academic standards while helping students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking using the best integrated curriculum available.  The instructional program objective is to help each student develop essential life skills and enable each one to pursue the post-secondary education or career of his/her choosing.

Laconia Christian Academy’s responsibility for the student encompasses the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional domains of the student.  These are inseparable, and through them run the foundational, unifying thread of the spiritual.  Therefore, it is our aim to avoid the tendency to teach the Bible compartmentally or on the intellectual level alone, but instead integrate biblical truth throughout the total curriculum.

It is apparent, then, that the types of activities employed or permitted in the classroom or school program will either facilitate or work against the basic philosophy.  The spiritual must permeate all areas, lest we become textbook-oriented rather than student-oriented.

This philosophy dictates close cooperation with parents in every phase of the student’s development, always offering assistance in understanding the purposes of LCA.

Certain objectives are established in order to implement this partnership and help the parents understand the school’s purpose and program.

-To encourage parents to realize that they shoulder the primary responsibility for the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and social development of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Proverbs 22:6).

-To cooperate closely, as servants to the parents, in every phase of the student’s development, especially as it relates to the school program (Mark 10:45).

-To assist parents in understanding the impact of a changing culture and its implications for home and school. (Romans 12:1-2)

The Christian philosophy of education for Laconia Christian Academy is the guiding tool in applying biblical principles to teaching practices.  All philosophies of subjects, policies of the school, curriculum materials, and teaching methods conform to it.  The school leadership and staff members understand and apply the Christian philosophy of education in their decision-making and in their daily work for LCA.  Employees are committed to fulfilling the principles outlined in the Christian philosophy of education in every reasonable way.