Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
God has given to parents and to the Church the responsibility to teach their children. The Bible states the goal of the nurture of children in several ways: to love God with heart, mind, soul and strength; to possess and grow in wisdom; to be disciples who observe all things that the Lord commanded them; to exercise a godly dominion over creation; to take every thought captive to Christ; to love their neighbor as themselves; and to be conformed to the image of Christ.
At the heart of the task of Christian education are God’s Word, the Bible, and instruction in it. It is God’s authoritative statement of truth. Skills must be developed and understanding gained in light of God’s Word. Christian education must develop the natural and spiritual gifts of the students. It needs to impart to the students an understanding of God’s world, His creation, which He sovereignly rules and governs for our good and His glory. And it should advance the students’ understanding of the hearts of men.
Lakewood Presbyterian School does not presume to accomplish this task alone. It assumes that the student’s family and church will carry the primary weight of spiritual formation. The school intends to conduct the intellectual training of its students in ways consistent with and supportive of the long Christian tradition of the West and practices of faithful parents and churches.
We believe parents have a delightful duty to make sure we are raising up our children in a world where Christ is presented truly as He is: the source, means, and goal of all things – including our knowledge.
At LPS, we want to help parents fulfill that sacred responsibility and to create an atmosphere where onlookers will know we are Christ's people by our love for one another and our faithfulness to Him.
We believe that even though we do not attend the same local churches, we are all a part of Christ's Church by grace through faith; therefore, we aspire to pursue this calling together, as a community of Christ followers. Parents and teachers work closely together to ensure that each child is getting the love and care that he/she needs to be rooted and grounded in God's truth as applied to the area of education.