We're on your team. Simple as that.
Our philosophy of teaching is established upon the Biblical principle that, as parents, you are the primary educator of your children. As Christian professionals and educators, we enter into a partnership with every parent. We want to be part of your team, caring for students and teaching them academics that are founded in Biblical values. Below is the commitment parents sign during the enrollment process:
Parent and Teacher Partnership Commitment
The philosophy of Fredericksburg Christian School has been established upon the Biblical principle that God has given parents the primary responsibility for educating their children. The School as Christian professionals and educators enters into a partnership with parents to care for students and teach them academics integrated with Biblical values.
The Bible is the guide for how we ought to live. Its principles for living will be taught to our students daily during Bible and other academic classes, and students will be encouraged by their teachers to put these principles into practice. It is the role of the School to support and complement the Biblical principles taught at home.
We are a School whose Board and staff are Christian and thus serve God and families as openly and honestly as we can. It is our hope that all our students and families have or will have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Understanding the philosophy of FCS, we the undersigned agree to the following eight items and commit:
- That we will support the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of Christ-like character at Fredericksburg Christian School, by being actively involved with our child’s educational process. (Phil. 2:3-7)
- That we will support and adhere to the School’s standards of conduct. (Heb. 13:17)
- That if our child(ren) is/are participating in or in any way promotes the use of illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other intoxicants, or pre-marital sexual intimacy, he or she will be subject to the consequences set forth by the School. As a family, we will seek ways for the School to help us in working through such difficulties with our child. * (II Tim. 2:2)
- That we will commit to the principle of the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. We will not share a home with live-in sexual partners to whom we are not married. We will not engage in homosexual relationships. * (I Cor. 6:9-11, Heb. 13:4)
- That we will faithfully support the School through our prayers and positive attitude, and should concerns or problems arise, we agree to work them out with the teacher or administration. (Eph. 4:1-3)
- That we will be proactive when dealing with the issues of academic, moral, spiritual and social growth of our child(ren) at the School. If a problem or concern should arise, we will take our concern directly to the person involved, in keeping with the Matthew 18 Principle. We understand that in all areas of conflict the School invites and welcomes the involvement of each family’s pastor. (If there is no immediate resolution of a disagreement, there is a School appeal process in place.) *
- That if a disagreement between the School and the family cannot be solved through the School’s internal appeal process, we will agree to use the following procedures:
- The parties to this agreement believe that the Bible commands them to make every effort to live at peace and to resolve disputes with each other in private or within the Christian church (see Matthew 18:15-20; I Corinthians 6:1-8).
- Therefore, the parties agree that any claim or dispute arising from or related to this agreement shall be settled by Biblically based mediation and, if necessary, legally binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Procedures for Christian Conciliation then in effect, as published by the Institute for Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemakers Ministries (A copy of the rules is available in the School office). Judgment upon an arbitration decision may be entered in any court otherwise having jurisdiction. The parties understand that these methods shall be the sole remedy for any controversy or claim arising out of this agreement. Costs of this conciliation process will be shared equally between the family and the School.
- That attending Fredericksburg Christian School is a privilege that may be withdrawn upon sufficient cause as determined by the administration.