Source: Christian Life in London, May 9, 2019
Raising a family today is an enormous challenge in this world! You need to be much-admired for all your efforts in this immense task to raise up your children in a Godly fashion.
While governments clash with school boards over highly problematic curriculum and unions clash over class size, more parents consider alternatives.
In this day and age secular education, social media and popular entertainment seek to mould our children’s lives. It is important more than ever to safeguard the next generation from partisan attempts at indoctrination.
There is a growing body of evidence about the importance of Christian education; showing:
Spend more time incorporating their faith into their family lives (praying, discussing God and reading scripture together)
Attend church more regularly
Give 7 times more money to other religious causes
Give significantly more time volunteering in their churches and an equal amount of time volunteering for other community causes
May have lower household income than the other groups but express greater gratitude for what they have
Use scripture to guide them in their moral decisions and believe that moral standards are absolute
Strongly believe that religion should be included in public discourse on the pressing issues of our time
Do more community good, evangelism, mission trips
Do better at personal/social relationships
You might want to consider a Christian school in St. Thomas, King’s Academy – it has a refreshing new approach to Christian education! It was birthed in the hearts of qualified, Godly teachers and staff whose mission is to assist parents in providing Christ-based education that prepares students to value family, serve the community, and influence the world. King’s Academy’s vision is to come alongside parents to develop character that glorifies God spiritually, intellectually, academically, creatively, and physically. The school teaches a lifestyle that develops responsibility at home, at school, at play, and in matters of faith; all grounded in the Scripture that teaches us to love God and our neighbour as ourselves. The school believes that education is an important responsibility primarily of the parents and that the school is a supportive extension of the home.
King’s Academy would like the opportunity to partner with you, by investing with you for a great future through Christian education. If you say you can’t afford it, King’s Academy offers financial assistance. King’s Academy is one of the lowest tuitions in all of southwestern Ontario with family discounts. Financial assistance is available for parents who desire a Christian education.
Christian schooling is a challenge that demands some serious sacrifices of time, effort and money. But isn’t sacrifice at the heart of the Christian message? Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:23). Our teachers are well trained, seasoned, dedicated, and highly motivated. Our core desire is to provide an affordable Christian Education. Our highly experienced teachers and staff are devoting their time so that we can keep low student-to-teacher ratios and guarantee optimal personal attention for each student. We never want to turn away anyone who really sees the value in Christian education.
“I want you to know how very much I appreciated you as a teacher for my boys. You made them feel so welcome and supported… when we arrived at the school. You were always kind and encouraging to my son - you were the one who figured out why he couldn’t read! I have always admired your dedication, your cheerful spirit and your determination to understand each student as a learner and as a whole person. You are a stellar teacher.” A parent that has been a teacher with Thames Valley School board for over 15 years.”
Kim Phillips, the Principal has repeatedly had a single verse come up through the events of her life providentially:
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Luke 15:4
Kim Phillips B.R.E., A.B.A. is an experienced, dedicated Christian teacher in St. Thomas for 26 years, including Learning Support (7 years) and an acting VP for 5 years. Kim is a co-author of a book on autism for teachers. (Consultant: Dr. Glasgow; appointed to Ontario College of Teachers Council 2008, Co-author: Peter Ferguson; past Principal of Ontario College of Teachers Regional Southwestern Ontario, and Co-author: Louise Sheil, B.Ed. Special Education U.W.O.)