Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
What is Education?
The Cambridge Dictionary defines Christ centered education as the body of knowledge one acquires while being educated. In today’s world, most people agree on the fundamental expectation for education: Students should be given the basic building blocks of knowledge. What the parties can’t agree on is what exactly the building blocks are.
What is a Worldview?
Education isn’t merely the acquisition of knowledge. It transmits the themes, values, emotions, and ethics — the constituents of fundamental cognitive orientation comprising a worldview — to the learner.
Implicitly or explicitly, a worldview addresses the four fundamental questions of life:
Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
What happens when I die?
Since the dawn of man, the social and religious systems of this world have attempted to provide answers that give people meaning, significance, and purpose.
Our Christ-Centered Worldview
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1).”
Landmark Christian School was founded on the truth of Christ Jesus, the Word of God and the author of life (John 1:1, 1:3). He is not the basis for an argument about the truth, but the truth itself (John 14:6). Therefore, he should be central to the pursuit of knowledge, skills, values, and beliefs. When Christ is central, education is true.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Mathew 22:37).”
The term Christian literally means “little Christ.” As Christians, the primary reason for our existence is to love and serve Him. He is the “light of the world (John 8:24),” the eternal truth who illuminates all of the truths found in academics. A Landmark education transforms the heart as well as the mind.
The environment and curriculum of Landmark Christian School are Christ-centered. Every academic discipline we pursue is presented from the perspective that everything was created and ordered by God through Christ Jesus, His Son.
Our students examine the world’s truth claims through the study of the humanities (philosophy, literature, religion, art, history, music, languages) and the sciences (both natural and formal) in light of this worldview.
The Landmark Christian School Christ-centered education philosophy:
- All of creation is under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Education being part of that creation, all aspects of our school (faculty, staff, and administration) are committed Christians who bear the image of Christ.
- We are a non-denominational. Our Statement of Faith is in basic agreement with the doctrines of the Protestant, evangelical tradition.
- A Christ-centered worldview means seeing this world, every moment of one’s life, in the light of Christ as shone through the scriptures (the inspired Word of God).
- A Christ centered education means Christians are to train up their children “in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians (6:4).” Our aim is to prepare every student to impact the world for Christ.