Mission and Beliefs

The mission of Covenant Christian High School comes to expression in the following basic objectives:

It shall strive to prepare students to fulfill their basic purpose and reason for living; namely to glorify God. In our personal relationship to God we teach that all of life begins and ends in God. He has a claim on our life. Having lost the image of God, believers are recreated in God's image. As image-bearers we must reflect that image in every aspect of our live. This image is best reflected as we show love for God above all and submit ourselves to glorifying His name in our daily tasks.

It shall teach students that the Holy Bible is inerrant and alive and therefore is the standard for doctrine and life. It shall teach that the Scripture is central for the Christian life and education because God who is the author of Scripture is the source of knowledge, wisdom, and truth.

It shall teach that prayer is the chief part of thankfulness that God requires of us and that God gives His grace and Holy Spirit only to those who pray continually for such gifts of God.

So that this school may be a living testimony in this community the teachers and students must show that the Kingdom of God comes first. The teachers and students shall demonstrate by their words and deeds that the Lord Jesus Christ has a claim on their lives. In the way of putting the welfare of others ahead of self, the students, who are directed by the godly instruction and discipline of teachers, should show that they love God above all and their neighbors as themselves. Students and teachers should actively seek out and help those in need because what is done for others is the same as doing it for God himself.

The supreme standard of Covenant Christian High School shall be the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, herein confessed to be the infallibly inspired written Word of God, the doctrine of which is contained in the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dordt, and the Netherlands or Belgic Confession. These form the basis for administration, instruction, and discipline in the school.

Acknowledging that these Scriptures, in instructing us of God, ourselves, and God's creation, contain basic principles authoritative and relevant for education, we hold that:

Our Sovereign, Triune, Covenant God had from eternity chosen and in time forms a people unto himself, that they may stand in Covenant relationship to Him, and live to His praise in friendship and loving service in all spheres of life, in the midst of a sinful world.

The Christ proclaimed in the Scriptures is the Redeemer and Renewer of our life, including therefore our teaching and learning. Consequently, in a school which seeks to provide a Christian education it is not sufficient that religion be a separate subject in the curriculum, but the Word of God must be the basis of the educational program.

The authority for educating children resides in the parents or guardians of the children and not in the state or the church. Parents, however, may exercise their authority through those who can competently carry out this God-given parental right.

Christian parents, when exercising the authority for educating their children, should do it through those institutions which seek to provide a truly Christian education for the student. The training of the Covenant children in the school as well as in the home and in the church must serve to prepare them to follow their life-long calling to reveal the glory of their God in a life lived from the principle of regeneration by grace.