ABOUT US

The Center for Redemptive Education exists to articulate, cultivate, demonstrate and facilitate the quest to align with God’s design for teaching and learning, using an approach
that is Biblical, Relational, Integral and Experiential.

ADDRESS

P.O. Box 150, Ashland, VA 23005

571-245-3883

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QUALITIES OF A REDEMPTIVE EDUCATOR

Biblical

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.

Relational

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!

Integral

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.

A Redemptive Educator demonstrates:
CHRIST-CENTERED FAITH
  • Active faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

  • Understanding of the Gospel

  • Humility

  • Respect for self and others

  • Integrity and fidelity to guiding biblical principles in issues such as sexual purity (as defined in scripture), sobriety, the honoring of human life in all its stages and conditions, and similar.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
  • Relational skills – has a gentle and gracious way with others

  • Ability to communicate clearly with peers and parents

  • Ability to effectively instruct students

  • High competency in written and spoken English or native language

  • Receptivity and responsiveness in listening, receiving, and sharing feedback and information

GROWTH MINDSET
CREATIVITY
  • Active curiosity about life and the world

  • Life-long learning

  • Enthusiasm for new things - being "game" to try something new

  • Initiative in cultivating a fresh and dynamic engagement with the curriculum

  • Ability to instruct, inspire, and assess students using a variety of strategies and approaches

SERVANT LEADERSHIP
RESPONSIBILITY
  • Readiness to identify needs and contribute to solutions

  • High standard of excellence

  • Commitment to equipping and edifying others

  • Quiet confidence in all areas of responsibility

  • Sense of ownership of the role of teacher

  • Dependability in completing tasks

  • Effective use of time and resources

CARE FOR THE WHOLE CHILD
  • Commitment to nurturing the uniqueness of each child

  • Dedication to the cultivation of the child's intellectual, spiritual, social, physical, and emotional development