The educational philosophy of Landmark Christian Academy is based on a God-centered view of truth and man as presented in the Bible (John 14:6; 17:17). Since God created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically dependent on God and have the purpose of glorifying Him (Col. 1:15-17). This is pointedly true of man, who was made in God’s image, different in kind from all other creation, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally (Gen. 1:27-28).
Children are a gift from God, given to parents so that they may raise the next generation to bring glory to God. Parents have been given an awesome responsibility to train their children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). Landmark Christian Academy exists as an extension of the home to help the parent obey those positive commands while heeding the Scriptural warnings which say, “Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge” (Proverbs 19:27), and “learn not the way of the heathen…” (Jeremiah 10:2).
Since every person is born with a sin nature (Romans 3:10-12), students are confronted with their need of salvation by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). Landmark Christian Academy teaches students that God is deserving and worthy of their yielding their lives completely to Him. Furthermore, we try to create an environment that promotes sensitivity to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and also protects from worldly influences which diminish one’s sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and love for Christ (Romans 13:14). From this fertile soil, it is our prayer that every student will develop a love for Christ and a vibrant relationship with Him (Mark 12:30).
Instruction in the Bible is the key to the Christian school because God’s Word must be the basis and deciding influence in every decision of life. Realizing that all truth comes from God, classes are taught from a Christian perspective and are integrated with Scripture. Biblical truth is interwoven into all phases of the curriculum, even the purely academic subjects. For example, history is viewed as a sovereign God working in the lives of men as opposed to social studies, the emphasis of which has traditionally been on a study of man’s own accomplishments. God, as Creator, is the foundational truth for all science. Language is viewed as a tool for knowing God and making Him known. All curriculum materials, including textbooks, are then selected with this priority of a biblical worldview.
Following the command to serve “as to the Lord” (Colossians 3:23), LCA strives to provide the best possible academic education. LCA desires to develop well-rounded students for Christ’s service and seeks to help students grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically by emphasizing Christian character, service to others, and submission to Christ in all areas of life (Romans 12:1-2).
The desired spiritual product of LCA is graduates with a heart for Christ (Matthew 22:37) and a desire to obey His Word throughout their lives. The desired academic product is well-rounded graduates who are prepared for the challenges of a career or further training in college. Although we do not believe that every student should attend college, LCA emphasizes the benefits of attending Bible-believing colleges and universities so that students may further grow in their Christian walk, solidify their biblical values, and equip themselves as lifetime servants of Christ, which is the ultimate goal of an education at Landmark Christian Academy.