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Educational Philosophy

Educational Philosophy

The philosophy of Texoma Christian School rests on the following, seven fundamental beliefs:

1.  A Foundation of Biblical Authority:  At Texoma Christian School, we believe that the total process of education begins with the recognition that God is the Author of creation, and therefore, a proper knowledge and a right understanding of Him is foundational for all study and for every academic discipline.  The Word of God is our authority, and it is the basis for our total educational program.  The justification for establishing such this kind of educational program emerges from God’s command that children be taught to love God and place Him first in their lives (Deuteronomy 6:5-7), and from the fact that God has charged parents with the responsibility for training their children (Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4).  At TCS, it is our purpose to prepare students who, by their words, attitudes, and actions, apply and practice biblical truth in every facet of their lives.  For this reason, we seek to provide a learning experience that integrates biblical truth and the Christian faith into the various disciplines of our daily curricular and extracurricular programs.

2.  A Partnership with Parents:  The Scriptures indicate that God has obliged parents with the ministries of educating their children and discipling them in the ways of the Lord.  To help them fulfill these obligations, Texoma Christian School views itself as a partner with our parents as an extension of the Christian home.  Working together with parents and the local church, TCS offers its students professional expertise, a personal environment, and a learning experience that endeavors to assist parents to fulfill their God-given responsibilities regarding their children.

3.  A Common Statement of Faith:  Because our students come from a variety of church denominations and embody a broad base of backgrounds, Texoma Christian School adheres to the statement of faith of the National Association of Evangelicals.  Biblically-based and evangelistic in nature, this statement establishes a general Christian framework for families who represent a rich diversity of the Judeo-Christian tradition and our American legacy.

4.  A Commitment to High Standards:  Texoma Christian School is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and to the principles of continual improvement.  We confess that we are not perfect, and we believe that there is always room for everyone to improve something somewhere.  Because God has given us His very best, we are committed — as His children and His servants — to offer Him our best out of our gratitude to Him.  Academic excellence should be paramount in training up a child in the way he or she should go.  TCS is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all areas of life — spiritually, intellectually, and physically (out of which our mission statement flows), as well as morally, psychologically, and socially.

To meet student needs and to improve our program, the TCS curriculum is regularly reviewed and revised as necessary.  It is our goal to challenge students to think critically, creatively, and judiciously.  Our teachers assign homework.  All TCS faculty members must be believers in Jesus Christ, and they must be exemplary in their personal diligence and their professional competence.  Our teachers are catalysts who set the stage for learning by caring, challenging, coaching, disciplining, encouraging, praising, praying, rewarding, teaching, and training.  One of our goals at TCS is to produce Christian citizens whose values are founded on the Word of God, whose minds have been sharpened and trained by Christian teachers who use the best educational methods and materials available, and whose lives will make a constructive contribution to our world in the next generation.

5.  An Uncompromising Course of Study:  With respect to its learning environment, Texoma Christian School offers parents and students a definite and positive advantage over other educational institutions in Grayson County.  However, the school’s purpose is not merely to present an optional situation or an alternative school for students, but rather TCS proposes to rise above the minimal expectations of families to surround their children with an atmosphere that is as warm, secure, loving, and nurturing as it is private and Christian.  In doing so, TCS strives uncompromisingly to offer its students a preparatory course of study that, upon successful graduation, will provide them commendably to the future — either for distinguished service in the world of employment — or for prominent achievement in the college or university of their choice.

6.  A Balanced Approach to Enrollment:  At the time of Texoma Christian School’s initial inception, the school founders concluded that the best plan for Texoma Christian School was a balanced approach regarding the admission of students.  Philosophically, students from Christian and non-Christian backgrounds are admitted, with a view to assisting Christian students to develop a stronger, deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and to introduce non-Christian students to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

7.  The Preservation and Future Transmission of Our Christian Heritage:  The final component of the Texoma Christian School philosophy relates to an understanding of the general purpose of education: guided improvement within the context of intrinsic change.  Although it is possible to change without improving, it is not possible to improve without changing.  Generally, the purpose of education is to change people — to bring them from a state of ignorance to knowledge.  But at TCS, we believe that Christian education serves a much higher purpose — not merely to change people — but to improve and elevate everything about them.  TCS expects its students to progress — in increasing measures — from a state of ignorance to a high level of knowledge.

However, as students progress along the way it is also the goal of Texoma Christian School to assist students through the educational process to make a fruitful and productive departure, hopefully at their graduation, without ever departing from the core values of the school.  Texoma Christian School desires to produce students who willingly apprehend the ideals of the school, incorporate them in their hearts, and apply them to their lives as long as they live.  Thus, it is the school’s purpose to benefit the total student through the total TCS experience.  This means that the school must preserve the original heritage that was laid down by the founders of the school.  It must ensure that that heritage is transmitted to all TCS students, and it must certify that TCS students are able to reproduce it effectively, one day in the future.