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Mission Statement and Philosophy of Education


Mission Statement

Grace Academy will work alongside the home and church to assist in teaching young people to think and live biblically and to provide the opportunities and environment for them to develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Our greatest desire at Grace is for our students to find fulfillment in living according to God's Word. To this end, we guide young minds to know and believe His truth, knowing that this truth will lead them to achieve excellence and to find God's purpose for their lives. Every day, we plan out activities with a goal of Giving Purpose, Believing Truth, and Achieving Excellence for the glory of God.


Philosophy of Education

We believe that the education of Grace Baptist Academy’s children is a responsibility given to each parent. The parents must carry out that task or delegate the responsibility to someone of their choosing. We accept the challenge and stand accountable to the parents for the influence we exert on their children. We are committed to providing an excellent educational program and to utilizing the most appropriate curriculum and methods in order to establish a creative, supportive and wholesome environment for our students.

We recognize that each child’s learning style is unique, and it is our responsibility to provide each individual with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become a productive member of society. The total educational experience is designed to help each child recognize their own learning style, abilities and talents and to use those in pursuing his/her own life goals. We are aware of a changing world and thus have found assessment and modification to be a regular part of a program to prepare students for a fulfilling life. 

We believe that a true relationship with Jesus Christ should change every area of school life. For that reason, students who do not desire to conform to the mandates of that relationship are encouraged to seek a school environment which meets their individual needs. Living and sharing our faith is not a doctrine but a way of life. 

There are a number of beliefs and convictions which control the overall operation of Grace Baptist Academy. These principles not only give us our unique climate and character, but control the curriculum, pedagogy and ultimately the very product we seek to prepare for life. 

We believe that the Word of God, the Bible, must not only be taught as a subject in our school, but form the foundational principles and premise upon which every area of learning and school life must be based. It is our desire that our graduates not only know the Word of God as a book, but they also have the ability to apply those principles to every area of living. 

The development of our graduates for a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ demands more than just an understanding of the Bible. Each child must come to a personal knowledge of Christ and also see in his/her faculty and staff a positive demonstration of what that relationship can accomplish on a day to day basis.