Philosophy of Education
As knowledge comes from experiences, learners at Monarch Christian School are given ample opportunities to experience the world around them. Learning is not a means to an end, but rather a process in which curriculum relates to real life examples, builds on previous learning, and becomes internalized.
Students experience learning through a hands on, comprehensive approach as they view curriculum and learning through a Christ-centered, Biblical worldview. The creativity demonstrated in teaching and in the learning process makes education memorable and meaningful. Because teaching is child-centered and learning is guided by the teacher, learning transforms the minds and lives of students.
These creative processes, as nurtured and developed within the classroom, pour out of the classroom and into real-life problem solving and creative approaches. Through cooperative groups and shared learning experiences, students are active leaders within the classroom.
MCS students are taught and encouraged to write cohesively and coherently, read critically and fluently, reason comprehensively, and question thoughtfully.
Our teachers thoughtfully implement numerous means of teaching and learning, seeking to grow multiple intelligences including cognitive, linguistic, logical, social, physical, spatial, and spiritual understanding. To meet each student’s different needs, Monarch Christian School develops the child academically, spiritually, socially, and physically.
Statement of Faith
We believe in one true, living God. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, and Ruler of the universe. God reveals himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who exists as three distinct, but equal Persons. (Matthew 28:19-20, Genesis 1:1-3, II Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that Jesus Christ is all God and all man, born of a virgin, and born without sin as the Son of God. (John 10:30; Luke 1:26-38)
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, the Helper and Comforter, in His daily guidance and revelation of truth, in His conviction of sin, righteousness and judgment, and in His indwelling presence at the moment of salvation, enabling believers to live godly lives. (John 3:5-8, 14:16-17, & 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30-32, & 5:18)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative, written Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Galatians 1:11-12; Proverbs 30:5; John 10:35; Hebrews 4:12)
We believe we are created in God’s image. However, by our own free choice, we sin and become separated from God and in need of salvation. (Isaiah 59:2; John 3:5-8, 16; 5:24; 14:6; Acts 2:21, 37-39; Romans 3:10-11, 23; 6:3-4, 23; I Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 1:6-7, 2:1-10;Titus 3:3-8; I Peter 1:23)
We believe that, only through Jesus Christ, God offers salvation from sin and a new way of life. We receive God’s salvation and are born again by the Spirit of God when we repent and accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. It is by faith through God’s grace that we are saved. (John 3:16; Acts 4:12; 1 John 4:14; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Matthew 26:28; Ephesians 2:5-9; Romans 3:20-31; Romans 5; Hebrews 2:14-17; Colossians 2:13-15)
We believe in Christ’s atonement as the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place. He was crucified, buried, and resurrected from the dead with a glorified body, on the third day. (Romans 5:8; Matthew 20:18)
We believe heaven is the final abiding state of the redeemed and hell is a place of everlasting fire and eternal punishment for all who reject Christ. (John 3:15; Revelation 21:1-22:5; Revelation 20:12-15)
We believe that Jesus Christ calls us to discipleship, to take up our cross and follow him by the study of His word, praying and daily renewing of the mind. (Philippians 3:10; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 5-7; Micah 6:8; 1 Peter 2:21; 2 Timothy 2:11-12)
We believe that God instituted marriage and the family at the beginning of human history. Right sexual union takes place only within the marriage relationship, which is a covenant between one man and one woman for life, and the family formed from such a union is the God-ordained context for the birth and nurture of children. (Genesis 2:24; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 7:1-5; Ephesians 5:21-33; 1 Peter 3:1-7; Mark 10:2-12; Malachi 2:14-16; Ephesians 6:1-4)