When a student is allowed to partake in a Christian K-12 education, one where faith and learning are truly integrated, the parents are setting that child on a path illuminated with the Lord’s word. Imagine growing with people who believe the same as you, being mentored by adults with unwavering faith, and having access to resources that simply aren’t available elsewhere.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13 shares, “The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.” Students who have the chance to participate in a Christian K-12 education are going to meet students on their journey through school that will challenge and enhance their faith. The beauty of Christian private schools is that they bring together people from all walks of life, all of whom are passionate about their faith. You child will have experiences with other cultures that are grounded in the same values that you cherish in your own home. There will be chances to interpret scripture together, to pray together, and to participate in activities that build a more comprehensive worldview than the students of public schools, who often make friends with people remarkably similar to them. Practicing a faith together is a community event that brings together lives that may have otherwise never intersected.
Perhaps most importantly, a Christian K-12 education prepares students for the social aspects of college. A strong beginning in school, where students are eventually allowed to bloom into their adult lives with a firm foundation of positive, faith-based experiences, are more likely to continue that trajectory as they enter colleges and universities. According to the Council of American Private Education, 79% of students who attend a private school go on to religiously affiliated institutions of higher learning. There, students are encouraged to continue growing in their faith with like-minded professors and peers. They will be prepared for the challenges associated with growth, ready to engage in some tough conversations and interpretations that may push against what they understand of their own faith, but all with the final goal of growing in God’s glory and becoming a more educated, open-hearted Christian.