The education provided by Southfield Christian School rests upon a worldview that recognizes the universe as a product of creation by an omnipotent, transcendent God. To say that a curriculum is God-centered is more than a pious aspiration. It means that the study of the Bible holds a central place in the curriculum, that teachers of all subjects will help students discover the Christian implications of the material they are considering, and that the Biblical principle, "And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of Jesus Christ," (Colossians 3:17 LBV) is recognized as relevant to every activity within the School. Through the example of Christian teachers, classroom instruction, co-curricular activities, and administrative policies, students are challenged to allow the principles of the Bible to inform and to guide their conduct.
Although parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children, the Christian school serves as a partner with the family in helping students grow in their understanding of God, self, and others. Students born in the image of God, have inherent value, possessing unique gifts and abilities, and are therefore to be accorded love and respect. The development of constructive relationships with parents and students is recognized as essential for trust and cooperation to flourish.
One of the distinctive marks of mankind is the God-given capacity to learn, to acquire knowledge, to think. Consequently, stretching student minds, expanding the horizons of their knowledge and experience, and challenging them to reflect are all the functions of the Christian school. An equally important responsibility is the task of highlighting the moral and ethical dimensions of knowledge. Cognitive development must be fused with spiritual purpose. In Luke 11:52, Jesus teaches that the spiritual intent of knowledge is the key to its right application and use. Wisdom, not merely information, is the intended outcome of instruction.
Southfield Christian School is built on the foundational truths of historic Christianity. Such truths as the reality of God, the authority of the Bible, the Lordship of Christ, and the power of love are not museum pieces. They form the living, unified center around which policies, values, goals, programs and activities are developed.