Statement of Philosophy

There are two basic and opposing views of life: man centered (humanistic) and God centered (theistic). Believing in the authority of the Word of God and in its instructions to parents to bring up their children in the “discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:14). Olive Knolls Christian School exists to assist parents in fulfilling this God given responsibility. Such discipline and instruction will result in a view of life that is God centered and provides an overall logic and meaning to life and to the education process.

The source of this life-view is God’s revelation to man seen in the Written Word (The Bible), the Living Work (Jesus Christ), and in His creation (nature). This revelation demonstrates that God is the source of all truth and the creator of all things: that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is Savior of mankind in who are hidden “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3); ‘and we become a new person in Christ” (ll Corinthians 5:17).

Viewed in this light, the function of Christian education is to enable the student to see that everything
has and ultimate relationship to God. Since “all things were made by Him” (John 1:3) and since “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness therein” (Psalms 24:1 it is the purpose of Olive Knolls Christian School to show God revealed in His creation and to guide the students into conformity with His revealed will.The integration of Biblical truth in every academic discipline and in every activity of school life is our education aim, The ultimate objective is that God be glorified (Romans 11:36).