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Mission Statement

Friends Christian School exists as a ministry of Yorba Linda Friends and Rose Drive Friends Churches to provide a biblically integrated curricular and extra-curricular program that meets the spiritual, academic, emotional, physical and social needs of each student in Preschool through Eighth grade. The mission of Friends Christian School is to develop, nurture, and equip students to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.

Friends Christian School prepares students to become:

Faithful followers of Christ
Collaborative and diligent workers
Seekers of knowledge and critical thinkers

Lifelong self-directed learners
Involved in ministry with the community
Obedient servants for God and others
Notable and effective communicators
Spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically well developed

 

Core Values

We integrate Biblical Truth into everything

Biblical studies as a core subject is taught at every grade level and a Biblical worldview, integrating both faith and learning, is implemented in all areas of the curricular and extra curricular program.

We educate the whole child with excellence

Friends Christian School is committed to academic excellence, education the whole child, and maximizing each student’s potential, encouraging critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication within the context of a Biblical worldview.

We live out what we believe as followers of Christ

Our faculty and students will not only study Biblical truth but will demonstrate Christian character: godly living, healthy relationships, Christian ministry, and sharing of our faith.

We partner with parents

Friends Christian School believes that parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children and our role is to partner with them in the training and instruction of their children.

 

Statement of Philosophy

The philosophy of Christian education at Friends Christian School is based upon the existence of a living God who created all things and has revealed Himself to us. The revelation has come through the written word, the Bible, through the living Word, Jesus Christ, and through creation.

The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. Jesus Christ is the central theme of history and is the central authority of what men say, do, or believe. Man was created in God’s image, but that image was ruined at the fall when man chose to sin against God. God provided a way of redemption for man through the incarnation, death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. A regenerated person receives the Holy Spirit to guide him into all truth.

The education at Friends Christian School is God-centered and seeks to view life in every dimension as God sees it. All educational goals and objectives are found within the Bible, among which are glorifying God, reaching the lost, and training and maturing individual believers.

The knowledge of Jesus Christ is essential for personal individual development in matters physical, mental, social, and spiritual. All members of the educational process at Friends Christian School are personally committed to Jesus Christ. We believe that the educational process cannot truly take place apart from the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that a proper relationship between family, church, and school is essential to Christian education. It is the responsibility of the parents to teach and train a child. Friends Christian School, as a ministry of the church, is an extension of the educational process of the home.

The education offered at Friends Christian School is designed to meet the student on his level of development and growth. We strive to instill the proper priorities of life, the first being individual commitment to Jesus Christ. The educators at Friends Christian School are committed to the basic principles of our philosophy, and have demonstrated effectiveness in their ability to communicate them.