Core Values

God has ordained three basic institutions – the home, the church, and the state (civil authority).
In His plan, parents have the primary responsibility for child training, and the church has an
important supportive role. A state that is humanistic cannot provide satisfactory child training
because it leaves out Jesus Christ, the only key to all learning and wisdom as the Scriptures
indicate: “For from the Lord, and through Him, and to Him, are all things. To Him be glory
forever.” (Romans 11:36) “The fear of Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Ps. 111:10)
Proverbs 19:27 (Living Bible) issues a strong warning in this regard: “Stop listening to teaching
that contradicts what you know is right.” From the first day of a child’s life, his parents are to
direct him to Jesus Christ and train him to be humble and obedient. Ephesians 6:4 says,
“Fathers (parents), do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather,
bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”

We believe the school is to be an extension of the home with authority delegated to it from the
parents. This makes it extremely important that the parents understand and are in agreement
with what is taught at LCA. Only in a Christian school, such as LCA, can there be unity of
purpose between home and school with both submitting to the spiritual authority God has
established through Jesus Christ and His church.

Core values are a set of guiding principles that guide the school in fulfilling its mission.
They are shared values that endure over time and collectively create the desired culture of
the school.

  • Biblical Worldview We will teach students to view all of life from a biblical perspective. A biblical worldview provides us with a
    philosophical system that unifies all academic disciplines and thus influences our decisions regarding curriculum, instruction, and co-
    curricular programs. (Col. 1:17; Col. 2:3-4, 8; 1 Cor. 10:5)
  • Integrity We will strive to be honest, ethical, and above reproach in all relational and operational matters, to include policy
    development, financial practices, parent relations, grading practices, and disciplinary actions. (Prov. 10:9 11:3, 19:1, 28:6)
  • Academic Excellence We are committed to providing an excellent academic program that challenges each student to reach their
    fullest potential. (Matt. 25:14-30; Col. 3:23; 1 Cor. 10:31)
  • Nurture Our school will be a place where every student is loved and is taught to love others. (Matt. 22:39; Col. 3:14; 1 John 4:19-21)
  • Whole-Child Development We will provide a balance of learning opportunities that seek to develop students intellectually,
    spiritually, physically, and socially. We will resist the temptation to neglect any of these areas. (Luke 2:52; Luke 10:27; 1 Cor. 3:16-17;
    Ex. 35:30-36:7)