Partnering with parents to help children develop the ability to observe, think, and speak in a manner that glorifies God.
Our Core Values
The Christian Academy is:
- We desire that all of our students would one day have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
- We believe that every child is created in the image of God, and the role of The Christian Academy is to encourage children to discover the calling that God has placed on their lives.
- We believe in preserving the integrity of the family unit.
- We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children.
- We value family time and believe in strong family ties. Research indicates that these variables positively affect student achievement.
- The Latin term ordo amoris, the order of affections, means we prioritize what what is most important and least important. Our goal is to help students identify what is deserving of their attention.
- While we value structure and order, we believe words and actions must be infused with grace.
- The ability to control yourself, your actions, and reactions is fundamental to both academic and spiritual maturity.
- The lack of self-control leads to disorder and the inability of the school to succeed in what it values most highly.
- We believe that the Classical Christian Model of Education is the best path to cultivating wisdom and virtue.
- This model teaches a high respect for humanity, realizing that everyone is created in the image of God.
- We believe that people of “the Word” should be masters of the language.
- We strive to develop sound reason and a sound faith in our students.
- We believe that the Classical Christian Model of Education enables students to better know, glorify, and enjoy God “by nourishing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty” (Circle Institute).
Statement of Faith
The Christian Academy of Louisiana (TCAL) has adopted the Southern Baptist Convention statement of faith. The following is the foundation of beliefs on which TCAL is based. All policies…
- The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man.
- There is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
- Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. We believe that God’s gift of gender is thus immutable. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
- Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
- Christianity is the faith of enlightenment and intelligence. In Jesus Christ abide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. All sound learning is, therefore, a part of our Christian heritage. An adequate system of Christian education is necessary to a complete spiritual program for Christ’s people. In Christian education there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. Freedom in any orderly relationship of human life is always limited and never absolute. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.
- God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime, and all forms of sexual activity outside of God’s definition of marriage are sinful.
- Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth.
- In the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography.
In all hiring practices, school-related activities, curriculum choices, community events, etc. these beliefs will be upheld. Any deviation from these biblical values would undermine the mission of TCAL.
This statement of faith has been adapted from the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, for the full version visit the Southern Baptist Convention.