What is the Purpose of Education?

By: Webmaster|Date: Apr 8, 2015|Tags: School News


As a parent making the decision about your child’s education, there are many factors to consider. At Plymouth Christian Academy, we understand the importance of academic rigor, the arts, athletics, class size, individualized attention, test scores, security, and so on. It is because of the importance of these and many more factors that the staff and faculty at PCA work diligently to provide the very best in these areas. We invite you to spend time on our website learning more about us.

But what is it that makes PCA different from the many schools in the Plymouth-Canton area? The difference is our ultimate belief in the purpose of education.

“What is it we really want for our children as a result of their years of education? Is it to be happy, have friends, a job and to travel? The most common desire for Christian parents is that their children will make good choices in life. To choose satisfying work, good friends, to share, to treat others like they wish to be treated. Ultimately it is to choose to follow Jesus and serve God and others with their gifts and abilities. A child’s education is more than imparting knowledge. It is to impart wisdom to make wise choices in life.”

“I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life.” Deuteronomy 30:19

“In James 3 the Bible contrasts two types of wisdom. One is earthly wisdom which is described as unspiritual and demonic. The other is wisdom from above, which is described as …pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:15-17

“A Christian school is by no means perfect, but is seeking to impart a godly wisdom for life. The Bible says, ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.’ Proverbs 9:10 The foundation upon which an education system is based is therefore important. As parents we need to be confident our children will receive in school a wisdom which is worth having.” Excerpt taken from Covenant Christian School Sydney, “The Purpose of Education”.

We encourage you to watch this VIDEO about the ultimate purpose of education.

We invite you to learn more about how a Christian education can impact your child’s life for eternity. Call to schedule an appointment anytime (734-459-3505, ext. 3158) or join us for our Walk-In Wednesdays, April 15 & 22, 9:00am-2:00pm. Simply Walk-In for a tour and informational packet about PCA. We hope to meet you soon!

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