STATEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
The goals of our educational program are to enable our students to discover truth, develop a Christ-like character and a personal relationship with God.

We believe that God has entrusted the training and education of children to their parents. As a school, we see ourselves as an extension of the home to serve as an aid in the training of children. Entrusted with this responsibility, we believe that it is our sacred duty to help prepare children to meet the challenges of this life while instilling in them the knowledge that can lead to eternal life with God. We believe that God is the source of all truth, so we will look to Him in the selection of curriculum and methodologies. Academic subjects will be measured against the eternal truth of God’s Word. Knowledge discovered by human inquiry will be integrated with the knowledge revealed by God in His written Word. Instruction in the Old and New Testament scriptures will be an integral part of the educational process.

We believe that our teaching must imitate the teaching demonstrated by Jesus Christ, as revealed in the New Testament. Teaching will be marked by compassion, dignity, authority, and a deep respect for the Word of God. It will be done with an understanding of the maturity and ability of the child and in a manner most effectively comprehended. Methods of instruction will include those used by Jesus, the prophets, and disciples, which included the use of parables, real-life experiences, direct, and hands-on instruction. Just as the life of Jesus served to reveal the nature of the Father to his disciples, so will the life and example of the teacher serve to reveal the nature of Jesus and the Father to the students.

Academic Standards

Sonrise Christian provides a creative and challenging environment from Preschool through 8th grade where children can explore and develop their academic and social skills. Our dedicated teachers want to instill in their students a life-long love for learning, and a deep-rooted faith in our Savior’s love for each individual. Our school provides an atmosphere where the student can feel safe, academically prepared, and challenged to learn. All grades (including preschool) are offered special Technology Training, Spanish, Music, Art and P.E. as part of the regular curriculum. Extracurriculars and other opportunities are also available after school throughout the year.

High academic standards begin with our admissions process, and continue throughout each grade level. Yearly academic awards, character awards, and honor rolls are offered to encourage and motivate students toward excellence in learning.

CURRICULUM

In an effort to ensure a curriculum of excellence, Sonrise chooses to use a variety of publishers, both Christian and secular, to accomplish that goal. Textbooks are carefully and prayerfully chosen by a team of teachers and principals. A textbook is used only after it has shown its academic value and appropriateness in regards to our conservative Christian heritage. Secular texts are always taught from a biblical perspective, giving a teacher the chance to teach the students how to discern truth from error. Some of our publishers include: Saxon, Spalding, ACSI, McMillan-McGraw Hill, ABeka, SRA-McGraw Hill, Harcourt-Brace, and Harding University.

“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

– Isaiah 54:13