The educational philosophy of Hosanna Christian School 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 and dynamically related to God and has the purpose of glorifying Him. This is pointedly true of man, who was made in God’s image, different in kind from all creation, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally and voluntarily. Because man is a sinner by nature and choice, however, he cannot, in this condition, know or honor God in his life. 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 his life.

The authority for such an education comes both from God’s command that children be taught to love God and place Him first in their lives, and from the fact that parents are responsible for the total education and training of their children. At the parents’ request the Christian school, along with the church, becomes a partner in giving this education.

Spiritual & Moral Growth Objectives:

  • To teach the Bible as God’s inspired Word and to develop attitudes of love and respect toward it.

  • To lead the students to a decision of confessing Christ as Savior and Lord.

  • To develop a desire to know and obey the will of God as revealed in the Scriptures.

  • To impart an understanding of each Christian’s place in the church and its worldwide task of witness, evangelism and discipline and to stimulate the student’s involvement in this task.

  • To encourage the development of self-discipline and responsibility in the student based on respect for and submission to God and all other authority.

  • To help the student develop for himself a Christian view by integrating life and studies with the Bible.

Personal & Social Development Objectives:

  • To help the student develop his personality based on a proper understanding and acceptance of himself as a unique individual created in the image of God and on the fullest possible development of his own capabilities.

  • To teach the students to treat everyone with love and respect since they, too are made in God’s image.

  • To make the student a contributing member of his society, realizing his dependence on others and their dependence on him and the need to serve them.

  • To develop both good and proper attitudes toward marriage and the family and also the understanding and skills needed to establish God-honoring homes.

  • To promote physical fitness, good health habits, and wise use of the body as the temple of God.

Academic Objectives:

  • To promote high academic standards within the potential of the individual as uniquely created by God and to help the student realize his full academic potential.

  • To teach and encourage the use of good study habits, and how they can learn most effectively within the parameters of their individual learning styles and to encourage extension of the parameters.

  • To develop creative and critical thinking and proper use of Biblical criteria for evaluation.

  • To promote good citizenship through developing the understanding and appreciation of our Christian and American heritages of responsible freedom, human dignity, and acceptance of authority.

  • To produce an understanding and appreciation for God’s world, an awareness of man’s role in his environment and his God-given responsibilities to use and preserve it properly.

  • Objectives In Working With The Home:

  • Hosanna’s objective is to cooperate closely with the parents in every phase of the student’s development, especially as it relates to the school program.

  • To help the parents understand the school’s purpose and program.

  • To aid families in Christian growth and to help them develop Christ-centered homes.

  • To assist parents in keeping up with the changing culture and its effects on the home and the implications for their children.