Friendship Adventist School is committed to helping students develop mentally, physically, and spiritually; preparing them for here and eternity.
Our Philosophy of Education
Education is a continually evolving entity, as we strive to meet the needs of each generation of children and young adults. We find ourselves struggling, longing to reach each student, to make our curriculum vibrant and wanting each child's voice to be heard. In order to accomplish these goals, we need a strong concept of our personal education philosophy. Simply stated, our philosophy holds Christ at its center.
Christ is the measure of truth and the source of knowledge. His is the highest moral code. With God as the creator of the universe, all things come from him and our lives should be centered around him.
Christian values will influence the way we perceive our school and students. Students are encouraged to work to their highest potential, as Christ has endowed them with keen minds and wills to do what will benefit them and those around them. Teaching styles will be adjusted to encourage each student, and to aid them in their pursuit of knowledge. Their success should be our priority.
As a Christian school we need to model the best in Christian behavior. We will not only teach Christ, but also be a living witness with our actions. Treating students with respect and thoughtfulness will be paramount in the classroom. While discipline is necessary, we desire to do it in a compassionate way. We will use our senses of humor and genuine concern for students rather than anger or frustration.
Our curriculum is based on Philippians 4:8, “...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.” The curriculum will be designed to meet the needs of each student, and they will be encouraged to encounter spiritual and moral dilemmas only as they are prepared to deal with them in the safe environment of the classroom. They will be given the chance to respond in their writing. They will explore their own lives and the workings of their minds as they expand.
Each student is an individual with different needs and styles. The administration and staff will strive to create a varied learning environment where each student’s needs are met.The example of Christ will be the cornerstone just as Christ varied his methods.
We desire to be a place where holistic development is encouraged; where mind, body and spirit are nurtured. We want every student to leave school with good friends and good memories. Social interaction, learning to love and be loved, to share the corporate experience of worship - all of these are fundamental experiences in the lives of Christian students.
As they move to the next phase it is our hope that every student whose life we have the privilege of encountering will take away a glimpse of God that they can carry throughout their lives.