The philosophy of The Flint Academy begins with the premise
that parents are responsible before God for the education of
their own children. Because of this premise, close parental involvement
is an integral part of the school program.
The basis of the relationship between the school and family
is as follows:
- Each child belongs to God.
- Parents are responsible for the education of their own children.
- Parents employ the school staff to assist them in accomplishing
the goal of educating their children.
- Parents send their children to The Flint Academy because
they agree with the school's educational philosophy and spiritual
- The educators at The Flint Academy have a professional responsibility
to adhere to the school's educational philosophy and spiritual
- Each teacher's goal is to mentor each child through the bond
of Christ's love.
We hold the privilege of being allowed to assist you in the
education of your children in the highest regard, and continually
submit our wills to the Lord in order to accomplish this goal
to God's satisfaction.
We believe that God created each child unique and eternally
significant with special gifts and talents. It is our job to
help the child discover and develop those gifts and talents,
so that the child may be equipped to serve God.
We embark on this ministry of education believing that God created
all that is created, that He is a God of order and purpose, that
He made mankind in His own image, and having given mankind the
commands to subdue the earth and to seek God, we believe that
academic education is required of us. We should study, and teach
our children to study, both God's world and the Holy Scriptures
in order to understand His creation and to learn to know God
and understand the relationship among His physical creation,
the history of man, and the continuous thread of Christianity,
thus developing a Christian worldview.
To this end, we will provide an exemplary education in the classical
grammar (learn the facts of each subject), logic
(learn why), and rhetoric (learn to explain it to others) in
all subjects, so that each child may reach his full God-given
potential and develop both the tools and the love for lifelong
learning. We will be open to investigating and utilizing innovative
educational ideas and the latest research in the field of education
without succumbing to fads or sacrificing the classical goals
We also desire to educate those children with special needs,
specific learning disabilities, and other potentially handicapping
conditions as the Lord gives us wisdom, so that they also may
reach their full potential and be able to accomplish what God
has planned for them. No child shall be turned away from enrollment
in The Flint Academy because of his or her disability or behavior,
as long as the parents are willing to work with the school.
We come to this educational vocation with the belief that no
one can come to God except through the acceptance of Jesus Christ
as one's personal savior---that all experiences should be viewed
with an eternal perspective---and that we are to love one another
because God first loved us. We will encourage the expression
of a Christ-like community within the ethnic, racial, cultural,
and denominational diversity of our school.
We will provide Christ-centered spiritual guidance through integrating
biblical knowledge with all academic subjects, modeling of the
Christian life by each member of the teaching staff and board,
and introducing the students to God's salvation through Jesus Christ,
so that each child may have a personal relationship with God and
serve the Lord.