Church schools and Christian-format schools
If homeschooling is not an option, the next best choice is solid, Bible-based church school. We recommend these kind of schools because their worldview is moral and protective of children.
Ten reasons to prefer Christian school over public school
1. God’s Word is taught
2. God commands us to teach kids through the Word
3. The school shares your values
5. Academic achievement
6. Teachers love and fear the Lord
7. Individual attention
8. Success after graduation
9. Peer pressure
10. The state of public education
Parents are responsible for their children's education
The Christian school advantage
Written by DiscoverChristianSchools
The place to start is at the beginning, with the first nation, the first educational system. When deciding how to manage your children’s education, it only makes sense to ask the One who invented education.
“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul …. And you shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 11:18-19)
What we have here is a clear biblical mandate to saturate our children’s minds with the Word of God. It’s a difficult task under any circumstances, but virtually impossible in a public school setting. Once inside those doors, children spend 30 to 40 hours a week being told that God, if He exists at all, is no longer relevant. No matter how spiritually grounded your child may be, the repetition of such destructive ideas can’t help but have an adverse affect.
The harsh reality is that our Supreme Court kicked God out of the public school system more than 40 years ago. A generation later, scientific naturalism and a host of other anti-God values are not only being taught in American classrooms, they’re being championed.
Christian schools offer a refreshing, biblical alternative. Not only is the Bible taught for what it is – the inspired Word of God – but it forms the foundation of all other texts. In math, in social studies, in biology, all academic roads lead to God, in whom all knowledge has its origin. Your children won’t travel that road in the local public school.
Budgeting for Christian school
Questions to ask: How to find a reliable Bible-based church school or independent Christian school
Do your homework and choose well. Just as there are strong and weak churches, there are strong and weak church schools and Christian-format schools. While the school choices may be limited in your community, be picky because you can and you should.
Ask to see their written policies.
What is their sex education policy?
If there’s a dress code, how is it enforced?
Does it address hair length or coloring, body piercing, or tattoos?
How does the school teach moral virtues?
What is their disciplinary policy?
How are children taught to love Jesus and develop a vision to redeem society?
What is the curriculum?
Find private schools
NOTE: These are NOT our private school recommendations, as we have no personal knowledge of these schools strengths or weaknesses. So do your homework.
Find or start up a low-cost church school (costs around $3,000 per year per student)