“Either/or”

I am often asked if our primary focus at WCS is academic or spiritual.  I love the opportunity to respond this question, because I don’t accept the premise.  Our goal is to integrate the two to such an extent that it can’t be considered an “either/or” situation.

From a spiritual perspective, our goal is to glorify God in everything we do.  We believe that means we are obligated to strive for excellence in every aspect of the educational process, including academics.  To do anything less than our best would be in conflict with that pursuit.

From an academic perspective, we believe that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  For our students, the pursuit of knowledge means the discovery of God’s Truth in this world – not only in scripture, but also in science, math, history, and literature.  It also involves the development of skills needed to gather, analyze, apply, and communicate those truths.

We teach from a biblical Christian worldview.  That means that we don’t compartmentalize God separate and apart from academics, but rather acknowledge His sovereignty in all things. By understanding the world, we know God on a deeper level.  By knowing God on a deeper level, we better understand the world.

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