I recently read an article by Johathan Ekeland and Bob Walton of the Christian Academy in Brookhaven, PA. It summarized very cogently ten differences between public and Christian schools. I would like to share those reasons with you.PURPOSE OF EDUCATION:Public : To prepare citizens for a humanistic society that tolerates all lifestylesChristian: To prepare citizens for the Kingdom of God who are equipped to spread the GospelCONTENT OF EDUCATION:Public: Humanism - no values are absolute and no truth is finalChristian: All of life is studied in submission to the Word of God and its preceptsCONTROL OF EDUCATION:Public: The state determines the content and methods of educationChristian: The school functions in loco parentis, reinforcing and supporting parental valuesSCIENCE:Public: Naturalism - everything comes from matter, time, and chanceChristian: God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things; science involves knowing God through knowing His worldHISTORY:Public: Controlled either by autonomous man or by an impersonal processChristian: Controlled by an omnipotent God who knows the end from the beginningMATH: Public: A tool that is useful because it seems to work in manipulating the natural worldChristian: A reflection of the mind of an orderly God who has made us in His image to understand His worldENGLISH:Public: Literature must be representative of all cultures, which are seen as having equal value, and has no inherent meaningChristian: Students are exposed to a variety of quality literature, which is appreciated as a demonstration of common grace and interpreted in the light of God's WordTEACHERS:Public: Varied backgrounds - Christian or some other religion, humanism, atheism, may be straight or gayChristian: Born-again, committed believers seeking to model Christ before their studentsRULES:Public: Determined by state and federal laws and guidelinesChristian: Determined by God's Word and its moral standardsPEERS:Public: Varied religious backgrounds, often receiving little moral instruction or values at home or churchChristian: Students from Christian homes who are there because their parents support Christian valuesTowering Oaks Christian School has been serving families in the Greeneville area for thirty-one years. We would love to have you come by for a visit. We will be happy to show you around the school and answer any questions you may have.God bless.
pizza due for Decemebr
Thanksgiving Feast reservations due
booster ball at Debusk
varsity basketball Cornerstone 5 p.m.
varsity basketball at All Saints 5:30
shoebox dedication service
booster ball at Nolachuckey
Thanksgiving Feast 11:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL OR PRESCHOOL