The Purpose of Del Rosa Christian School
The purpose of Del Rosa Christian School is to glorify God.
-We do this by teaching children about the greatness, supremacy, and love of Jesus Christ. God is glorified when children discover and treasure His Son, and put their faith in Him.
-We intentionally strive for a superior educational environment that glorifies God through teaching children the very best in academics. We are a school that believes that children were designed by God to learn and thrive academically.
We aim to be the best school in San Bernardino by glorifying God through teaching students about Jesus Christ and through providing a robust, thorough, exemplary elementary education that instills a love for learning.
Philosophy of Education
The Glory of a Christian School
The Lord Jesus Christ is the purpose, the motive, the means, the fruit, and the glory of a Christian education (Colossians 1:15-20 & 3:17). For there is no one greater for us to know, and there is no greater reason for us to live, than to live for Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:7-8). He created us, saved us, and sustains us. The importance of everything else falls under the greatness of our Lord (Colossians 3:1-4).
A Christian education starts with salvation (Mark 8:34-38), continues with sanctification (Hebrews 12:1-3), and produces a Christ-like heart that loves people, learning, wisdom, knowledge and the discipline to achieve these virtues, because these are the fruits of a regenerated heart (Galations 5:22-24, Philippians 4:8).
A Christian educator is first concerned about the spiritual heart of a student (Mark 8:34-38). For out of a student's heart will come either rebellion or love. A heart that rebels against a teacher is also a heart that is rebelling against God. Thus, Christian education starts with conversion.
After conversion, a child's heart will need spiritual feeding and nurturing (Ephesians 4:11-13, 2 Peter 3:18). For his heart will still act out the rebellion in his flesh. Thus, Christian education emphasizes sanctification- a heart in love with and set apart for Jesus.
The fruit of conversion and sanctification is a heart that loves good things, and in a Christian school those things would be Christ-likeness, people, learning, wisdom, knowledge, and the discipline to attain these virtues (Colossians 3:1-4).
To read more about our Philosophy of Education in the parent handbook, click here.