Education is exciting! God
has called us to seek to pass on to the next generation the things
which God has taught us about Himself and His deeds. That's what
N.C.S. is all about. We serve a great God, and we want to help young
people learn to see all of life from His perspective. We long for
them not only to learn but also to delight in who God is and in all
the wonders He has done and continues to do. We believe that this
delight in learning about God and His world is central to equipping
them to be all that God wants them to be.
We believe that students need an education which has God at its
very center, and we believe that students need to be challenged and
stimulated to learn as much as they can in all of the basic
disciplines. God has made each one of us with different strengths
and weaknesses, but we have always encouraged our students to learn
as much as they can in Bible, history, science, literature,
language, math, and the arts. We believe the best preparation we can
give our students for life is a broad background in which they have
pursued as much understanding in each of these areas as they can.
Some have termed this a "liberal arts" approach to education.
Just as most liberal arts colleges require students to take some
courses in each major discipline and not just in their major field,
so we believe that this broad approach through elementary and
secondary school will best equip students to be ready to serve in
whatever area God calls them. Indeed, the breadth of exposure will
help them to be able to identify their strengths and interests, as
well as give them an appreciation for other areas to which they are
not as naturally inclined. We also believe this broad education
helps to sharpen their understanding of God's world and challenges
them to develop strong character which delights in God and His view
of the world.
Our approach to
academics is summarized by the school's mission statement:
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.