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655 South First Street
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Dixon, CA 95620

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707.678.9336

655 South First St. Ste C Dixon, CA 9562

Educational Philosophy

The educational philosophy of Neighborhood Christian School is based on a God–centered view of truth and man as presented in the Bible. Since God created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. This especially is 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 and voluntarily. Because man is a sinner by nature and choice, however, he cannot in this condition either know or honor God in his life. He can do this only by being born again through receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and thus be enabled to do God’s will, the ultimate purpose of his life.

The entire process of education is seen as a means used by the Holy Spirit to bring the student into fellowship with God, to help him become mighty in the Spirit, to assist him in developing a Christian mind, to enable him to think God’s thoughts, and to train him in Christlike character qualities so that he can fulfill God’s total purpose for his life personally and vocationally. He is taught the Bible so that he may understand God as well as his own true nature and so that he may function as a whole person, spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially. He is taught to see all truth as God’s truth and to integrate it with and interpret it by God’s Word. He is educated as an individual with his own unique abilities and personality who learns to live and work with others at home, in the church and in a changing secular society. He interacts with and is taught by parent and teacher models who are themselves born again and have this perspective on life.

The authority for such an education comes both from God’s command that children be taught to love God and place Him first in their lives and from the fact that parents are responsible for the total education and training of their children. Working in cooperation with the parents, Neighborhood Christian School becomes a partner in giving this education.