Philosophy of EDCS


East Dayton Christian School’s philosophy is based on the Word of God. The primary objective and purpose of the school is to train the student in the way of life presented in the Scriptures while giving him a good education.

Since the primary reason for the existence of the school is a spiritual ministry, evangelistic efforts are made to bring all students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ so that the teaching of the spiritual truths may have a firm foundation. This is followed by instruction of the principles of God’s Word.

The academic program, through the traditional approach, is developed to provide students with the best possible program of study. There is emphasis on the mastery of the fundamental blocks of material necessary for satisfactory achievement in these areas. In the elementary grades, strong emphasis is placed on phonics and memorization of mathematical facts. In the upper elementary grades, stress is placed on the acquisition of facts and concepts in the areas of study, leading to the development and exercise of the powers of reasoning. At the high school level, the emphasis is on higher order thinking and problem solving with college preparation as the focus. Methods of teaching proven to be effective are utilized with a constant search for better methods. Realizing the difference in innate ability, we encourage each student to do his best. We believe the traditional system of education educates the mind and builds character. It encourages competition and teaches the value of living under a free enterprise system of government.

Character training is an important element in East Dayton Christian School. We believe that the heart of character training is obedience (deciding to do what is right), which will eventually cultivate an inner self-discipline and is essential to the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the student.

The teacher is the authority in the classroom. Discipline is administered firmly but fairly. To obey, to do right, to love God and country, and to always measure one’s attitudes against the principles laid out in the Scriptures, are characteristics we strive to instill in each student, thus equipping him for his role in God’s plan for his life and for his proper place in society.