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"Building Legacies of Excellence"

Christian Early Learning Academy
Serving Grades Pre-k thru 1st Grade

Vision | Mission | Statement of Faith | Philosophy of Education

Our Vision

Foundations 4 adVANCEment strives to stand among the nation’s leading private schools and is driven to foster the full potential of each student, through a rigorous curriculum, engaging teachers and a nurturing learning environment. We will prepare our students to be a strong force in the global community and to be recognized as models of active and ethical citizenship.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a DYNASTY of EXEMPLARY learning, in which we prepare students to excel as high- achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college, and beyond.

By providing each SCHOLAR with a strong educational foundation for Lifelong Learning, Superior Academics, and Elite Character in order to ensure that all scholars demonstrate educational EXCELLENCE daily.

Founding Principles and Core Values

In partnership with parents, Foundations 4 adVANCEment pledges to integrate these values, not only in our policies but also in our daily lives.

Leadership

As leaders, we know our value. We recognize the importance of ethical behavior and exhibit both their values and ethics in our leadership style and actions. We will display leadership ethics and values every single day. We will lead by example.

Character

Character requires that we display positive character traits in every area of our lives. People should see me as a role model, through exhibiting respect for myself, others and anyone that I come into contact with.

Respect

Respect for ourselves and others is fundamental. When we respect others, we treat them with honesty and integrity, welcome their differences, and celebrate an open and creative discourse. When we respect ourselves, we commit to a moral and honorable life.

Responsibility

Responsibility requires that we do our best in all that we undertake. We have an obligation to ourselves to fulfill our own potentials, we have an obligation to others to fulfill the commitments that we have made, and we have an obligation to ourselves to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

Excellence

We seek excellence in all that we undertake, setting goals and achieving them, constant in our commitment to moral behavior. Excellence is a product of diligence and persistence, risk and sacrifice; we celebrate our successes and those of others.



Statement of Faith

God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

Father

We believe that the Father is eternal, all knowing, present everywhere, and all-powerful. God is holy, righteous, and just. His love, grace, mercy, and justice were manifested in the sacrificial death of his only begotten son, giving salvation to all who believe.

Son

We believe in the absolute deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the absolute humanity of our Lord through his virgin birth. We believe in the sinless life of our Lord, though he was tempted at all points in his humanity. We believe that he suffered in our place and died to satisfy God’s justice; we believe in his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his personal return in glory and power.

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Lord, who convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates the lost. He is the gift of the Father and of Christ to the church, indwelling all believers, sealing them in the body of Christ unto the day of redemption. He is the divine teacher who guides believers into all truth. He imparts his fruit and his gifts to all believers. Believers should display the fruit of the Spirit and exercise the gifts of the Spirit as found in scripture.

The Holy Scriptures

We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be verbally inspired of God and to be the special revelation of God to man, inerrant and infallible in their original writing. They are the supreme and final authority for faith and practice.

Man:

We believe that man is originally created in the image of God, but the entire race of man was separated from God through the sin of one man, Adam. We believe no man can reconcile himself with God. Therefore man remains separated from God until the Holy Spirit regenerates him through faith in Jesus Christ.

Satan

We believe that Satan is the author of sin. He has been defeated by the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ; he and his angels shall be punished eternally at the coming of Christ.

Sin

We believe sin is every lack of conformity to the will of God or transgression of the law of God. Sin is manifest in the selfishness, rebellion, and total depravity of man’s heart, conscience and conduct before God and man.

Salvation

We believe in the absolute necessity of salvation through the Holy Spirit because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature: and that people are justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved.

Sanctification:

Sanctification is realized in believers by recognizing their identification with Christ in his death and resurrection, and by the faith that depends daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.

Kingdom of God

We believe that God is the Eternal King and that his kingdom is everlasting. God’s rule has always been, is now and forever will be; it was spoken of in the law and prophets and came to fulfillment in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are working towards the consummation of the kingdom at the end of the age, which will come about when Jesus Christ comes visibly, in glory and triumph.

Heaven and Hell

We believe that heaven is a literal place of eternal righteousness and fellowship with God. We also believe that hell is a literal place of eternal punishment and separation from the mercies of God. We believe in the literal resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of the eternal death.

Unity of Believers

We believe that there is one universal church consisting of all those possessing the same faith as Abraham. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Foundations 4 adVANCEment's Philosophy of Education

Foundations 4 adVANCEment's is committed to the biblical view that all wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Jesus Christ. (Colossians 2:2, Proverbs 2:6). We believe that although man was originally created in the image of God, it was through the sin of one man, Adam, that spiritual and physical death resulted for all mankind. It is only through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on the cross that man is capable knowing God and having a right relationship with him (Romans 5:17). Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father. (John 14:6).

We believe the Bible is the infallible word of God, and that it contains wisdom that is current for this generation. There is no divide between the sacred and secular, for God reveals Himself through His written word and Creation (Romans 1:20, 2Timothy 3:16). A Christian worldview seeks to teach all subjects as part of the total truth of God, and the revelation of His nature and character. We believe that effective education is multi- faceted, training and ministering to a child’s spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth in light of Biblical authority. We encourage students to become all that God has created them to be to the glory of God the Father.

We affirm the biblical truth that parents have the primary responsibility for teaching God’s word to their children. We believe that we are “co-workers” with parents, who have the Biblical mandate to bring up their children in the” training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesian’s 6:4). We also affirm that a family’s commitment to a local biblically based church is scriptural (Hebrews 10:25). It is through the partnership of family, church and school that we pray to train a generation that is “thoroughly equipped for every good work”. (2 Timothy 3:17)

Finally, as an academy we are committed to providing an education that is committed to excellence. It is our desire that as a faculty we provide the role model for our students to do all things as unto Him (Colossians 3:23), and to the glory and honor of Jesus Christ (1Peter 1:7).