The Hershey Christian School has as its foundation the belief that all truth is from God and that His truth is revealed in His inspired and infallible Word, the Bible. Proverbs 10:10 states that, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Our mission is to provide children with a Christ-centered education permeated by that and abounding in God’s grace.
Of highest importance is the spiritual welfare of our students. Their education will stress the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and the importance of each individual’s personal decision to follow Him. Our training will guide students toward developing an integrated, biblical worldview that will prepare them to serve as mature Christians in the home, the church, the workplace and the world.
“Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in this world…in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldy wisdom, but according to God’s grace.”
I Corinthians 1:12
“In Christ are hidden the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3 To prepare our students for that service, our academic program will challenge students to develop their God-given potential. Since each student is a unique creation of God, the school will employ a philosophy of education centered on students as individuals to meet their needs and challenge their abilities.
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.” I Corinthians 12:4-6
We recognize, however, that academic achievement cannot be valued above or seperated from spiritual development. Our curriculum will weave a spiritual thread through all subjects and activities.
We recognize the importance of the teacher in the lives of our students and in the success of the mission of Hershey Christian School. As role models for our students, our teachers will be mature believers and Christ-like examples. Enabled by God and strengthened through the Holy Spirit, they will integrate academic material with spiritual truths.
The Hershey Christian School believes that children are a blessing from God and that the Bible gives the primary responsibility for educating children to their parents. The parents, in turn, choose this school to be an extension of their home for assistance in providing that education. Therefore, teachers, administrators, and staff will work in close cooperation with parents in providing consistent and challenging training for the student’s spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development.
“A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained is like his teacher.”