The term “Christian” identifies people who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and follow him.
They have recognized their condition as sinners under God’s judgment, have understood the death of Christ on the cross as God’s provision to pay for their sin, and have responded to God by confessing their sins, repenting, and asking for forgiveness. They will want to live according to the principles outlined in God’s Word, the Bible.
The statements below are Biblical truths that direct all aspects of school life: philosophy of education, policies and programs, staff hiring, student admissions, discipline, curriculum choices, and activities.
The goals of Christian education at QCS include (1) providing an excellent Biblically-based education which encompasses spiritual, social, and academic development; (2) assisting parents in fulfilling their God-given responsibilities regarding their children’s education; (3) guiding students in the development of their God-given potential towards becoming spiritually mature and discerning individuals who have and live a Christian worldview; (4) preparing and equipping students to impact their world for Christ; and (5) helping students grow in the fear of the Lord because it is the beginning of wisdom.
All truth is God’s truth, and we view the educational process as a means God uses to reveal himself to the student. Thus, the basis for QCS’s educational philosophy and program is the Bible. God has revealed himself to mankind in a general way through creation. He has revealed himself in a special way through His son, Jesus Christ, and through his word, the Bible. Therefore, the entire school program is to reflect Biblical principles and values.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (Timothy 3:16,17)
God has given children to their parents with the responsibility for their academic and spiritual training. QCS exists primarily to assist parents in fulfilling this divine responsibility to train their children to obey God in every area of life.
The mandate for Biblically integrated Christian education comes from God’s command that children are to be taught to love God and give Him preeminence in their lives.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)
In order to help students develop their God-given intellectual potential, QCS endeavors to be used by the Holy Spirit to help students develop and practice a Christian worldview. QCS will present opportunities for students to choose a personal faith relationship with Jesus Christ so that He can be their Savior and Lord. It is our desire that the students, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, will fulfill God’s will for their lives and contribute to the Kingdom of God.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)