Boca Christian
Philosophy and Values
 

Vision

The vision of Boca Raton Christian School is to develop Christian leaders of influence for tomorrow.
 
Mission
Boca Raton Christian School seeks to encourage children to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ and to provide for academic excellence.
 
Christian Family Commitmentfamily

We believe that for our school to be effective, parents and faculty need to model both in word and deed the highest level of ethics and moral standards consistent with God's Word. (Eph. 4:24-5:3, 1 Cor. 6:13). Deuteronomy makes clear the responsibility parents have to be the primary teacher and example for their children when the text states to "teach diligently" the commandments and spiritual principles that would honor God. 
 
Core Values
Boca Raton Christian School embodies its core values with the acronym BearPAWS.
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Biblical Perspective

The Bible serves as the foundation for the school's program. Psalm 127:1
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Parents

The school believes education is primarily the responsibility of the parent. Therefore, the school seeks to work as a team with parents. The home, church, and school form a triple cord of support for our children. Ecclesiastes 4:12
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Academic Excellence

The school strives for excellence in education which leads to high achievement. Mark 7:37
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Whole Person

The school program seeks to be balanced and therefore helps meet the needs of the whole child socially, emotionally, intellectually, aesthetically, physically, and above all, spiritually. Luke 2:52
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Second Mile Spirit

If a Roman soldier asked you to carry his pack for one mile, you were required to do so by the law. When the required mile was completed, Jesus challenges the Christian to "go with him two miles." This giving spirit made a powerful statement for the Gospel. It still does today. Matthew 5:41
 
Educational Philosophy of Boca Raton Christian School

The vision of Boca Raton Christian School is to develop Christian leaders of influence for tomorrow. To accomplish this, the school’s mission seeks to encourage students to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ and to provide for academic excellence. Therefore, the school’s philosophy is built on a Biblical foundation and the belief that all truth must be viewed in light of God’s truth, which is revealed to us through His Holy Word, the Bible. Boca Raton Christian School takes a theistic approach to education, integrating all subjects with Biblical truth, as opposed to the humanistic approach used in secular schools. The school’s logo drives this point home with the phrase, “Bringing Knowledge to Light.”

Boca Raton Christian School is an integral ministry of Boca Raton Community Church. The philosophical characteristics of the church and its statement of faith are mirrored in the educational philosophy of the school. Important to the philosophy of the school is the triple cord partnership of home, school, and church (Ecclesiastes 4:12). The church and school work hand in hand for the mutual benefit of the total family. Boca Raton Christian School is an extension of the Christian home and seeks to facilitate a Christian worldview within the home.

The PreK3 through twelfth grade program of Boca Raton Christian School exists to provide a Christian, college preparatory education for children of average and above average aptitude and achievement. Because the school desires to ensure a successful experience for each student, academic achievement standards for admission have been established. While the school does not have an advertised learning disability program, the school does work with identified students beginning in kindergarten as they progress through the school.

A traditional approach to curriculum is embraced at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels of Boca Raton Christian School. A developmentally appropriate preschool environment incorporates exploration and play while teaching essential skills. At the elementary and secondary levels, strong emphasis is placed on phonics, computational skills, core subjects, good study habits, and a disciplined approach to the pursuit of knowledge. The curricular experiences are intended to achieve three purposes: 1) to enable the student to learn the basic skills of reading, writing, speech, and mathematics in accordance with his or her capabilities and needs, 2) to aid the student in learning to make functional use of these skills in those areas of the curriculum which promote critical thinking, social growth, environmental awareness, and a balanced personality, and 3) to offer challenging and stimulating enrichment opportunities to encourage academically superior students to work to their full potential. The school believes that high achievement is attained through a challenging curriculum in a disciplined and caring environment.

Boca Raton Christian School strives to be more than just an academic institution. The needs of the whole child must be met. In order for these needs to be met, growth in the following areas is necessary: spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social (Luke 2:52). Therefore, the school places a strong emphasis on fine arts and athletics, and encourages students to see their talents in these areas as opportunities to bring glory to God and to develop leadership skills.

The main objective of Boca Raton Christian School is that students have a Christ-centered view of the world, mankind, and life. Boca Raton Christian School believes that true reality is found in God and His purpose for mankind.