NCS School Philosophy
The Purpose of NCS

The purpose of Northumberland Christian School is not merely to add a biblical curriculum and Christian atmosphere to the basic curriculum of a secular school, but rather, our purpose is to teach every subject from a Biblical perspective and to help the student to see all of life from God’s point of view. The underlying philosophy of secular education teaches the child that we live in a world of chance, and whatever order is seen in the world is attributed to the laws of “nature”; however, our school continually teaches the child that all is ordered and controlled by God. For example, in order to have a proper understanding of history, one must know the God Who controls history. Likewise, in order to understand science, one must know the God Who created all things and Who continues to uphold the world by the Word of His power. It is the Creator alone Who can tell us the purpose and proper use of all those things which He has created.

Our philosophy also differs from that of secular schools in terms of our view of man. The secular schools view the mind of man to be supreme and believe that man is in a normal state. The Bible teaches us, however, that man is in an abnormal state, for his entire being has been permeated by sin. His will is enslaved to his own desires, his affections are perverse and turned from that which is pleasing to God, and his mind is darkened to truth. He is in need of the grace of God to give him a new heart and to bring his will into subjection to God. Contrary to popular belief, man’s mind is not supreme, and man cannot solve all of his problems by using his mind. Rather, his mind must also be subject to the Word of God, for man can know nothing rightly apart from God. God must be central to true education, for the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7).

The basic sphere of our concern is eternity and the world to come, not merely time and this present world. We must remember that we are pilgrims and sojourners in this world. Therefore, a man must have his eyes fixed on the world to come, if he is to have a proper perspective to guide his life in this present world.

Lastly, our goal is also different from that of the secular school. The ultimate goal of our entire educational process is the glory of God, and not only man’s good and man’s development. Man has not rightly learned, until he has learned to take his place at the feet of his Creator in worship, praise, and submission, and has learned to live to His glory in every detail of life (I Corinthians 10:31).

Northumberland Christian School
was founded in 1972 to provide a
God-centered education that
stimulates in the students a
passion for excellence in
learning, service and worship.

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Northumberland, PA 17857
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