CCA’s Philosophy of Education:
CCA’s Philosophy of Education is based upon a Biblical worldview that has been developed out of a literal interpretation of the Bible, as presented in the King James Version. It is impossible to disconnect our learning and development from the power and purposes of our Creator God. At the very core of CCA’s worldview and philosophy of education is God’s Word. It is the foundation of CCA’s philosophical framework. From the origin of man to ethics and morality, we believe all logic and reasoning is based upon the tenets of Scripture. It is upon this premise that Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia built and developed Calvary Christian Academy. The governing bodies of both the school and the church are in full agreement with CCA’s Philosophy of Education.
CCA’s Philosophy of Education is based upon our Biblical worldview and not upon the philosophy of man. All truth is God’s truth. God’s Word is truth according to the Scripture (John 17:17, KJV) and according to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. As such CCA’s Philosophy of Education is defined by the master teacher himself, Jesus Christ. Teaching should be personal and individual. All methods, instructional practices, activities and assessments should be geared toward allowing the learner to better understand the knowledge of God and be better prepared to serve the Lord through successfully navigating and interacting with the world around them. We are set apart for God by understanding His truth; therefore God must be at the core of all the principles, facts and truths we teach.
CCA develops the curriculum and programs of the school based upon a Biblical worldview. A Biblical world view is an assurance that the knowledge gained will be based upon God’s truth and not just the correlations made by respected men and women of science, history, mathematics and language. While these respected individuals have made vast contributions to our understanding of the world around us, our understanding is not complete until we filter it through God’s Word. Our knowledge of God and His Word should cause us to fear no vain philosophy or body of knowledge. We have real truth in our hearts and in Scripture and with such knowledge and truth we should be able to disprove the fake and vain philosophies of the world. The better we know the creation, the better we know the creator. With a strong Biblical worldview the disciplines of math, science, history and language are but a mere platform for believers to express the goodness of God, the truth of His Word and to praise Him for His many blessings. Psalm 19:1 states, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (NIV).