Educational Philosophy

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Prince is an educational ministry of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and is committed to assisting parents with their God-ordained responsibility of training their children for life.

To assure that our families are in agreement with the intent of our philosophy, we only accept children whose parents are in agreement with our foundational beliefs. In this education alliance, the parents, the school, and church leadership work together to provide quality Christian education as well as an atmosphere where there is a wholesome spirit of grace and truth, always giving Jesus Christ His place as Lord and Savior.

We believe the following:

Prince Avenue Christian School celebrates the admonition to train a child in the way he should go (Proverbs 22:6). We know this includes a well-balanced and high quality education that is based on a Biblical foundation. Prince Avenue Christian School is a college preparatory program that provides parents and students of the Athens area a distinct Christ-centered, Biblically based education.

Because we believe that children are truly a gift from the Lord (Psalms 127:3), our purpose is to train and inspire our students to obey and live for Jesus Christ in a secular society.

We believe that all truth is God's truth, whether in social studies, geography, science, math, literature or the arts, and that Jesus Christ and His teachings are central to all learning and living. Therefore, we strive to prepare our students for life by infusing Biblical values and principles into academic lessons (Proverbs 1:7).

We believe that obedience is the heart of character training which will cultivate an inner self-control as the student matures. We believe these to be essential to the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of each student (Joshua 1:8).

We believe that the standards of Prince Avenue Christian School are easier to maintain when the students' and parents' attitudes are in agreement with the school's philosophies and policies. This cooperation helps to support the stands we strive to enforce.

We believe that this type of training will best equip the students for their role in God's plan and for their proper places in society (Philippians 1:27).

Prince Avenue Christian School believes that in order to provide the best academic and spiritual training, we must make certain exclusions. We, therefore, choose not to accept for enrollment students who are not in good standing with the institution in which they are presently and/or previously enrolled, or students who have needs that cannot be met by Prince.

Scripture promises that if we train a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). It is our vision that the young people at Prince Avenue Christian School will go on to influence their generation for Christ.

Our school verse is: Being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts (II Corinthians 3:2-3 NAS).

We believe the local church needs and must be supported and believers should encourage each other (Hebrews 10:23-25).