“Partnering with the family to cultivate academic excellence, integrate godly principles for living, and guide every child toward maturity in Christ.”
At Shiloh Christian School, we make Jesus Christ the center of attention. We teach the children the importance of trusting Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. We also teach God’s principles for living a godly life.
Shiloh Christian School provides a teacher-taught classroom environment with strong Christian curriculum for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Our goal is to promote academic excellence and instill godly principles for living. The Board has chosen curriculum from different sources that are challenging and interesting. We believe God does the work of education, but it is the responsibility of parents and teachers to make themselves and their resources available to the task. To measure the effectiveness of the students’ educational experience, Shiloh participates in standardized testing.
We at Shiloh believe patriotism should be encouraged and taught in accordance with the Word of God. Romans 13:1, I Timothy 2:1, 2. The curriculum we use teaches respect for authority and the responsibilities each owes to community, state, and nation. Salutes to the American flag, Christian flag and Bible, as well as related songs are an important part to the beginning of each day. Every child will participate by reciting pledges, singing songs and standing at attention.
Shiloh Christian School was established in July 1991 as an independent, non-profit educational organization to provide and promote a quality, Christ-centered education for kindergarten through eighth grade. A small group of parents prayerfully gathered with a burden for their children. From the small but significant beginning, God directed plans and the hearts of men. He gloriously provided facilities, equipment, teachers, parents, and children. We praise Him for he is the Creator of Shiloh.
The purpose of Shiloh Christian School is to provide a sound academic education based upon a firm foundation in the authoritative and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is specific in stating the principles which underline Christian education. The apostle Paul stated, "For by Him were all things created, that are in the Heaven, and that are in the earth...And He is before all things and by Him all things consist." (Colossians 1:16-17). The Gospel of John states, "All things were made by Him and without Him, nothing was made that has been made." (John 1:3)
Functioning as an extension of the Christian home, Shiloh Christian School supports parents who seek to obey the Bible instruction, which gives them ultimate responsibility for the education of their children. This is taught in Deuteronomy, "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk to them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). Because the Christian approach to learning differs significantly from the secular viewpoint, Shiloh Christian School offers a curriculum rooted in a God-centered view of life. This view holds that God's truth is the standard for all truth. The curriculum taught by a qualified Christian faculty, allows parents to provide their children with academic instruction consistent with the Christ-centered teaching received at home and at church.
As a Christian school, we can never forget or ignore our mission statement and the purpose of our existence. The Lord Jesus Christ has given us a commission and has entrusted as His children into His care the honor of serving the living God. Let us seek Him in everything.
Shiloh Christian School was founded and functions upon the basic fundamental principles of the Word of God and espouses the historic Christian view as presented in the Bible, Every Shiloh employee and school family holds the following statements of faith and practice. We believe:
1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, as inerrant in the original writings, and as the supreme and final authority in faith and life. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21.
2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three persons have precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience. I John 5:7.
3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten (conceived) by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, and is the true God and true man, and is the only Mediator between God and man. Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-7, I Timothy 2:5.
4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; he sinned and thereby incurred physical death and spiritual death, which is separation from God. Genesis 1:27, Romans 5:12
5. We believe in the vicarious death of the Lord Jesus Christ as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. Romans 5:12-19, 1 John 1:7.
6. We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. All such are indwelled by the Holy Spirit and baptized by Him into that spiritual body (church) of which Christ is the head. John 3:3-7, 3:15-21, I Corinthians 12:12, 13.
7. We believe in the eternal security of all who trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. John 3:16, 3:36, 10:28, 29.
Shiloh Christian School is a religious institution providing an education in a distinct Christian environment and it believes that its biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like. It is our policy that on those occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home and/or individual is counter to or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, living in, condoning, or supporting sexual immorality; homosexual acts or sexual orientation; promoting such practices; or otherwise the inability to support the moral principles of the school (Leviticus 20:13a, Romans 1:27, Matthew 19:4-6).
Because we have families from different denominations, we will do no doctrinal teaching, except one: Jesus Christ, is the Son of God, born of a virgin. He is Lord and Savior of the world. Asking Him to forgive us of our sins and live in us and direct our lives is the ONLY way to Heaven. He was crucified for us and rose three days later to overcome death. THE BIBLE IS OUR FINAL WORD ON EVERYTHING. IT IS INFALLIBLE. EVERY WORD IN IT IS THE TRUTH.
SCS makes no distinction in admissions or employment concerning race or ethnic background. We recognize that God makes no preferential treatment concerning these things as stated in Romans 2:11.
Shiloh Christian School was founded to provide a sound academic education based upon a firm foundation in the authoritative and inerrant Word of God. Shiloh supports parents who seek to obey the biblical instruction, which gives them the ultimate responsibility for the education of their children. The school is also an extension of the local churches and promotes a collaborative relationship with it, the family, and members of the body of Christ.
The principles on which Shiloh Christian School were founded were drawn from the Holy Bible. We believe in the authority, authenticity, and reliability of the Bible as the complete and final revelation of God concerning all matters of faith, truth, and practice. In John 17:17, Jesus states “Thy word is truth.” SCS accepts God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as the source of truth and the Holy Bible as the divinely inspired written record of God’s Word. The Bible is therefore the central focus and guiding light of the school, and the Trinity is the divine source for its direction.
Our view of the world is based on the basic truths from God’s Word. They are: “The existence of the living God, the maker of Heaven and earth; man’s creation in the image of God, an image ruined through the fall beyond human power to repair, but not beyond God’s power to regenerate; the incarnation of God the Son and His redemption of lost humanity; the activity of God the Holy Spirit in calling out of this present world a community of believers which is Christ’s Body, the church; finally, the end of earthly history through the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ.” (The Patterns of God’s Truth, by Frank E. Gaebelein, 1968, p. 34)
The purpose of a Christian education is to educate students in the truth and provide an appropriate wealth of knowledge. While some truth is discovered by man, it all originates from God. Since all truth is God’s truth, He must be at the center of all we teach. We believe that truth is absolute and objective and therefore must be taught objectively. The curriculum and course content must embody an understanding of God.
We acknowledge that the ultimate goal of education is that each student will work out the good, acceptable, perfect will of God in his life. It is therefore our primary concern that each student will come to a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Romans 12:2 states that you are to be “transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Our focus in every aspect of the educational process is to better acquaint students with Jesus that they might seek to be like Him. Students need to recognize who people are without God, and who they can become if they are part of God’s plan. They are encouraged to study to show themselves approved unto God, (II Timothy 2:1).
Shiloh Christian School strives to nurture character development in students so that they can become the person God wants them to be. Ultimately, the student will recognize that his/her self-worth lies in a right relationship with God. As students acquire appropriate knowledge through seeking God’s truth, they will grasp that they are rational beings made in God’s image. The educational process should culminate with an individual who is motivated to use the knowledge he has gained to please God, improve himself/herself, and society.
Students at Shiloh Christian School are held to higher standards of conduct than are the students at secular schools. They are expected to show a commitment first to Christ, second to family, and thirdly to their school. They have a desire to attend SCS and a willingness to learn.
Shiloh Christian School recognizes the home as the primary learning arena. The character of the parents and the lifestyles that are practiced are extremely important in the development of the child. We strongly encourage regular attendance at a Bible teaching church. The Bible instructs parents in their responsibility to be their child’s teacher in Deuteronomy 6:5-7: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart; you shall teach them diligently to you children, you shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up.” Parental involvement, support and encouragement are the most important factors in their child’s success.
Shiloh Christian School believes that all staff members should have a personal commitment to Christ Jesus and regularly attend a local Bible believing church. The Christian school staff has an awesome responsibility as role models to the students. Staff members must maintain an active relationship with the Lord, enabling them to minister to the needs of the students. Teachers are counseled in James 3:1 concerning their great responsibility: “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive stricter judgment.” And in Matthew 18:6 we are warned: “Whosoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Teachers, administrators and staff members must live their professional as well as private lives in subjection to God’s Word. They should be qualified for their position and love serving students and parents.
Shiloh supports the biblical alliance of school, family, and church. We are committed to supporting school families through the pursuit of the following parent parent-school partnership goals. SCS is committed to:
1. Aiding families in Christian growth and helping them develop Christ‑centered homes. (Eph. 5:22‑3 & II Pet. 3:18)
2. Cooperating closely as servants to the parents in every phase of the student's development, especially as it relates to the school program. (Mark 10:45)
3. Helping the parents to understand the school's purpose and program.
4. Encouraging regular attendance and involvement in the local church. (Heb. 10:24,25)
5. Encouraging parents to realize and shoulder their responsibility for the spiritual, moral and social education of their children. (Deut. 6:4‑7, Proverbs 22:6)