The educational philosophy of SRVCA is based on a God-centered view of truth and man as presented in the Bible. Since God created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. This is pointedly true of man who was made in God's image, different in kind from all other creation, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally and voluntarily.


However, man is a sinner by nature and choice. He cannot, in this condition, know or honor God. He can do this only by being born again through receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and thus be enabled to do God's will, which is the ultimate purpose of man's life.


The entire process of Christian education is seen as a means used by the Holy Spirit to bring the student into fellowship with God, to develop a Christian mind in him, to train him in Godly living and to provide him with opportunities for academic excellence. In this way the student can fulfill God's purpose for him, personally and vocationally. He is taught the Bible, so that he may understand God, and his own nature and role as being created in God's image. The student develops his relationship to God as a whole person: spiritually, mentally, and socially. He learns to see all truth as God's truth and to integrate it with and interpret it by God's Word, the Bible. He is educated as an individual with unique abilities and personality. He learns to live and work with others at home, in the church, and in a changing secular society. He interacts with and is taught by parents and teachers who are born again and maintain a Godly perspective on life.


The authority for such an education comes both from God's command that children be taught to love Him and place Him first in their lives, and from the fact that parents are responsible for the total education and training of their children (Proverbs 22:6). At the parents' request, the Christian Academy and the church become partners in giving this education.