Philosophy of Education
Promise Academy provides a rigorous, God-centered education. We believe that children are made in the image of God, and we encourage our students to love God and His character, His creation, and that which is true, good, and beautiful. We draw from the wisdom of multiple educational philosophies, celebrating the strengths of the Classical development stages, the gentle disciplines of Charlotte Mason, and the responsibility and creativity of Expeditionary Learning.
Why must the education at Promise Academy be academically rigorous?
There is no place for shabby Christian education. We are preparing Tyler’s next generation of leaders; therefore, we must equip them with the core knowledge to take on the demanding leadership roles required of the 21st century. An academically rigorous course of study will best prepare students to deal purposely and responsibly with the complex issues of living in this present society.
What do we mean by a Christ-centered education?
At Promise Academy, we believe the chief goal and purpose of all things-including education– is to love God and love our neighbor. True education is literally impossible without such a transcendent goal and purpose.
“The decline in American public education is not due to poor teaching or lack of funding; it is due to educational theories that deny the existence of transcendent truth and morality, that renounce standards of excellence, and ultimately render children unteachable” – Chuck Colson.
There is an undeniable connection between the phenomenal growth of secular humanism in our day and the declining outcomes of our nation’s schools. The disintegration of a biblical worldview has relegated our city’s children to a lifetime of struggle.
The Bible teaches us that all knowledge comes from God, and therefore, all knowledge is unity. At Promise Academy we teach all subjects as part of an integrated whole, with the Scriptures at the center. Students are equipped to know and love the truth and to utilize that knowledge to glorify God in all things.