1. GOD’S WORD IS TAUGHT. We have a clear biblical mandate to saturate our children’s minds with the Word of God. It is a difficult task under any circumstances but virtually impossible in a pubilc school setting.
2. GOD TELLS US TO TEACH CHILDREN THROUGH THE WORD. God expects you as a Christian parent to nurture His Word in the hearts and minds of your children. This is best accomplished in a setting where home, church and school all send the same message of truth with conviction and consistency.
3. THE SCHOOL TEACHES YOUR VALUES. Even the best public schools usually either teaches against the values you teach at home or disregards them altogether. By entrusting your child to educators who share your values you will have more time to get to know them instead of debriefing them.
4. SAFETY. Christian schools are a safer place for your children to receive an education. While not devoid of problems-even severe ones like drug and alcohol use- they are far less likely to occur and far more likely to be met with firm disciplinary action.
5. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. Contrary to popular opinion, students at Christian schools consistently outperform their public school counterparts. Their standardized test scores are way above the curve and they are better prepared for college upon graduation.
6. PARENT AND STUDENT INVOLVEMENT. In a Christian school children are more likely to be involved in extracurricular activities because it is a less-threatening atmosphere. Parents are more involved because the school and home are partners in the child’s education.
7. TEACHERS LOVE AND FEAR THE LORD. Christian school students perform well academically because they have a higher percentage of teachers who genuinely care about them because of their own love for the Lord. Most of these dedicated men and women sacrifice greater monetary rewards to serve where they can do the most intrinsic good.
8. INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION. Christian schools can almost always offer more individual attention than public schools. Class sizes are smaller and students are encouraged to be participants rather than spectators, learning how to think quickly while gaining valuable experience in sharing their thoughts and opinions in a public forum.
9. SUCCESS AFTER GRADUATION. Because students perform at a higher level in the classroom their options upon graduation are more abundant and they are more able to handle the rigors of higher education. They have also recieved the spiritual foundation they need to excel in areas of ministry, whether it be as a career or volunteer oriented.
10. PEER PRESSURE. Children will be exposed to bad company no matter where they go to school. But in a Christian environment they will be less likely to find themselves surrounded by destructive influences and more likely to find positive ones.