Philosophy of Education
The Christian philosophy of education is unique in contrast to all other educational philosophies. Other philosophies of education are man-cenered. Christian education is centered in the person of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Word of God. The Christian philosophy holds that God, as the Ultimate Truth, becomes real to each person–man, woman or child–when that person accepts Christ, the crucified, risen Lord, through faith (“I am the way, the truth and the life” John 14:6). In keeping with these convictions, the school administration builds, and the teacher teaches, a curriculum that is God-centered. The entire educational program is designed to bring glory and honor to God and to encourage reverence for all of God’s creation in the heart and mind of each student. The student does not learn reverence for God through the intellectual process alone, but through accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior. The student will then be open to guidance of the Holy Spirit in the learning of skill, knowledge, and values. Teaching does not become Christian because we teach biblical truths alone, but rather because these truths are exemplified and practiced in the curriculum, activities, and everyday lives of students and staff. True Christian education is discovering and applying truth, seeing God revealed in truth, and recognizing that God alone is the Creator and that we are made in the image of God. The Bible is very clear in the establishment of the family unit as the primary social structure (Deuteronomy 11:19, Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Ephesians 6:1-4). MCA views itself as an extension of home; therefore, we exist to help parents meet their God-given responsibility to train their children to know and serve God.