GOALS OF REDEMPTIVE EDUCATION
A Biblical approach flows from the Person of Christ and a truth-centered worldview that permeates every aspect of the school, from curriculum, to methods, to board deliberations, to scheduling of classes and activities. It asks, “How does this thing we are considering match up with God’s original intent? How is it messed up? What is God’s message to us from this study? And finally, what is His mission for us now, in response to our study?” Biblical truth infuses and informs every lesson, game, activity and field trip, rather than being confined to “Bible class” or chapel.
A Relational approach to teaching and learning combines both delight in and respect for children, parents, teachers, individuals, the family, the community, the culture, the world, the Creator. This explains our commitment to parental involvement at school, multi-age classes, and nurturing the uniqueness of each child. It informs our interest in discipleship, stewardship, instruction, integrity, humility, collaborative work, individual work, obedience, honor, courtesy, dialogue, character development, service to others, love for God. It’s all about relationship!
An Integral approach to curriculum and instruction seeks to reflect the cohesive nature of God and His creation using multi-disciplinary thematic units of study organized meaningfully around important ideas. It minimizes the artificial separation of the typical school “subjects,” seeking to continually show the real connections between them, in order to create authentic and enduring understandings. It likewise informs our view of the child as a holistic being comprised of “head, hand, and heart” rather than merely an intellect to be filled with academic data and information.
Redemptive Educators actively pursue specific goals, goals that are not always shared by our culture. We avidly invest in our beloved young souls to help them grow in their ability to:
OBSERVE the world with alert attentiveness
PURSUE ANSWERS to essential questions with initiative and perseverance
REMEMBER important things with
accuracy and comprehension
ARTICULATE enduring understandings in writing,in speech, in other ways
SHAPE DECISIONS and actions using intellect,discernment, applied wisdom
CULTIVATE AFFECTIONS to love what God loves,to honor what He honors
SERVE OTHERS selflessly with great love
EXPLORE God’s world with joyful confidence
DISCOVER vocation, “God’s calling,”
as our place in God’s world
and EXPERIENCE Christ: His Grace, His Truth
“The first thing our teachers said to me was, 'I loved our in-service!'
They particularly loved the time you gave for reflection.”
- Redemptive Education in-service attendee