Emmaus Christian School was brought into being by a group of parents who recognized the value of consistent Christian education. The Bible says, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). The task of educating a child in our complex society is not an easy one. Training must begin in the home, continue in the church, and be reinforced in the school. A God-centered worldview must be taught in each of these three learning spheres.
ECS has been established as an extension of the educational values of home and church through provision of solid Christian training during the school day and school year. There are three principles upon which the educational philosophy is based:
A fourth "R" will be stressed as essential to personal growth--responsibility. Students must learn to be responsible citizens by controlling attitudes and actions, by completing assigned tasks, and by setting goals and methods for achieving them. Self-discipline is an important quality in personal growth.
The fifth "R" is respect. Students need to develop respect for God, parents, teachers, and other students. Only in this way will healthy communications and social relationships be properly developed.
Christian parents desire their children to be firmly grounded in God's Word and in basic skills. Every subject should be taught with the consciousness that all truth is God's truth and that Jesus Christ is central in all learning and living. The ultimate goal is that the children be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.