The educational philosophy of Covenant Christian Academy is based on the Holy Bible, which presents God as the center of life. He created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:16-17). The universe and all life are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him (Psalm 19:1,2; Romans 1:19,20). Man was made in God's image (Gen. 1:26-27), different from all creation, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally and voluntarily. Because man is a sinner by Adam's nature, he cannot know or honor God in his condition (Psalms 51:4-6, Romans 3:23). The way to true life is through faith in Jesus Christ. The "born again" experience is the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives (John 3:3, Acts 4:12).
Covenant Christian Academy has been established to provide a sound education of high academic standards, integrated with the truth of the Holy Scriptures, and to assist parents in applying scriptural direction. (Deuteronomy 6: 6-7; Ephesians 6:4)
We believe that true education must meet the needs of the whole child in his spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and social life. We realize that an important difference exists between the Christian and non-Christian viewpoints on a given subject. Although the knowledge is similar, no subject can be taught in the totality of its truth if the Creator, Christ, is ignored or denied.
The goal of our educational process is to instill in our students a system of values consistent with the Bible, and to educate youth in the highest principles of Christian leadership, self discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship.
Attendance at Covenant Christian Academy is a privilege, not a right. Parents and students are expected to be fully supportive of the philosophy of our school.
"Academic Excellence in a Christian Atmosphere"
STATEMENT OF FAITH
(2 Timothy 3:15,16; 2 Peter 1:21) We believe the Holy Scripture was given by inspiration of God and the moving of the Holy Ghost/Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; John 10:30) We believe there is one God, existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Ghost/Spirit.
(Isaiah 44:6; John 17:5; Revelation 1:17,18) We believe Jesus is the Son of God and the beginning and the end. (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:34, 35) We believe Jesus was born of a virgin.
(2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15) We believe Jesus was without sin. (1 Corinthians 15:3; Hebrews 2:9) We believe in Jesus’ atoning death. (Mark 16:6-9; John 11:25; John 20:17) We believe in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead to the right hand of the Father (Psalms 110:1; Mark 16:19; Acts 2:31-34).
(Matthew 24:27-30; John 5:28, 29; 1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Revelation 20:12-15; Revelation 22:20) We believe in the second coming of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead.
(John 3:16; John 5:24; Romans 3:22-25; Romans 5: 8, 9) We believe in salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ alone.
(Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17) We believe in healing through Jesus’ stripes.
(Acts 2:38; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 3:16) We believe in the gift and indwelling of the Holy Ghost/Spirit for those who believe in Jesus and are baptized.
(I Corinthians 12:12, 13, Galatians 3:26-28; Ephesians 4:4-6) We believe in one God, one Baptism and one body of Christ.
The main curriculum base is A Beka Books, the world-renown publishers of Christian textbooks. A Beka has produced all the basics of a solid education in beautiful, full-color books and workbooks. Phonics is the cornerstone of kindergarten and the other grades build on these principles.
History and Science are taught from a Biblical perspective. History asserts patriotism and endorses the hand of God throughout time. Science teaches observation and substantiation of proven theories. It reinforces creationism.
Grammar includes all the fundamentals of the English language and its structure. Literature offers the classics as well as modern authors.
We use Association of Christian Schools International text workbooks for Spelling and Bible in third and fourth grades. We use the Bob Jones University Press reading program for reading in third and fourth grades.
Enrichment Middle School classes include Latin, Logic, and Cooking.
Our specialty classes include Chapel, Music, Computer, Library, Gym, and Sign Language. Educational field trips, as well as events and projects, enhance the regular schedules.
We offer a full day program. The A Beka kinder curriculum emphasizes phonics, spelling and writing. Children are reading simple stories (with one and two vowel words) and doing simple math by the end of the year.
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“CCA is a unique school with its small, warm, nurturing atmosphere."
"I've heard it described as halfway between homeschooling and a traditional classroom setting.”
- Philip Miller
5-16 Students per classroom
ACSI Member Since: 1987
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
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Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association (MACSA)
Covenant Christian Academy is located at Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church,
at the intersection of Union Blvd. and Route 512 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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