This year we are meeting at Peakland Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA. It has been a great pilot year location, as they’ve been wonderful to work with. We are blessed that they took a leap of faith with us and opened their doors to our community.
In order to make the schedule somewhat customizable without creating too many complications off the start, we offer either half day or full day, and the half day can be done in the morning OR in the afternoon! To make things even better, the half day students get to participate in our lunch/recess hour, making the day stretch out a little bit for them and giving them some down time with their friends.
Typically, a child will be assigned to courses within his/her grade level. However, in special circumstances, with a parent’s request, a child will be able to be tested to determine different placement level for specific subjects. Of course, there is a limit to how far we can move a child for the sake of peer collaboration and fluidity within the classroom.
We opened our doors with a K-5 grade level offering. Our hope is to add a grade level each year in order to accomplish what we have set out to do, which is to simplify the challenges inherent with home education through centralization, and therefore grow into a K-12 school. This will be determined by interest level and by the leading of God.
Please feel free to visit our Tuition amp;amp; Fees page under the Academics section in order to view pricing. Tuition will likely remain very close to this amount for the 2017-2018 academic year.
We opened the Fall of 2016 for our pilot year program!
First, why Onward? When I imagine what both parents and educators desire for their children in life, I think of children who have a love for life, learning, and God. I think of children who learn that success is not necessarily what is important but an ability to keep persevering even when things are difficult. I think of children who aren’t forced into a mold but are allowed to blossom in their giftings and develop in their struggles. I think of pointing children to what matters most—a love for God—and continuing to re-align their thoughts, habits, and activities with the goal of knowing God more each day. I think of Philippians 3:14, which states, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Onward and upward. I see collaboration between parents and Christian educators in encouraging children to continually move Onward, onward in life and onward toward Christ—whatever this may mean for them at their stage. Second, why the arrow logo? Psalm 127: 4 states, “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.” Because this school will rely so heavily on parents’ love and direction for their children, I thought it a lovely sentiment to center the school around the importance of children to their parents. Children are to be raised up, discipled, and sent out into the world equipped with the faith, hope, and love needed to follow Christ. In addition, an arrow signifies direction. Onward Christian School’s mission is to work alongside parents in pointing their children’s hearts to Christ. We will support and supplement the parents’ efforts to prepare their children for adulthood, both educationally and spiritually, by pointing children to the target (Christ), teaching them to clearly see Him, and giving them the courage to move towards Him. Educationally, this means that rather than implying a child should be at a certain place at a certain time, we will simply teach him or her to continue moving forward. Always onward.
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