Discipline Philosophy

At Cor Deo Christian Academy our two focuses are:

  1. Using a Biblical Worldview as we teach all academic subjects
  2. Partnering with parents

As we partner with you in the spiritual and academic teaching of your child, it is important that we commit ourselves to God’s Word.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16

At Cor Deo we are not looking to the latest educational or psychological techniques (such as the popular self-esteem movement) to train these children.  We stand firmly on the Word of God and believe that it is to be used in all areas of life.

In the area of disciplined we do not take a child-centered view of the classroom.  We take a God-centered view of our school and classrooms.

Lets take a look at a child-centered home and classroom:

  • The child interrupts parents/teachers
  • The child manipulates parents/teachers to get his own way
  • The child dictates schedules
  • The child takes precedence over the needs of the family/classroom community
  • The child has an equal or overriding vote in all decisions
  • The child demands excessive time and attention from parents/teachers
  • The child escapes the consequences of their sinful and irresponsible behavior
  • The child speaks to parents/teachers as though they were peers
  • The child is entertained and coddled (rather than disciplined) out of a bad mood

Now look at a God-centered home and classroom

  • The child joyfully serves others
  • The child cheerfully obeys parents/teachers the first time
  • The child does not interrupt parents/teachers who are speaking
  • The child understands he will not always get his own way
  • The child has input in decisions but not necessarily an equal vote
  • The child suffers the natural consequences of their sinful or disruptive behavior
  • The child does not speak to parents/teachers as though they were peers
  • The child esteems others more important than themselves

No human being is sinless (except Jesus) and we know that all people are on a lifelong journey of learning obedience.  We extend grace and take into account circumstances and age appropriateness.  However, God’s standards do not change and we will always encourage students to flee sin in their lives and to walk in obedience to God.  Always clinging to Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to give us the power follow God in all areas of life.