Updated: Oct 20, 2022
At FACS, we believe Biblical truth is the strongest foundation for intellectual achievement. In fact, any other foundation is incomplete and will not hold up.
In the last century, we have seen a significant shift in educational philosophy in the United States away from Biblical truth. In our nation’s public schools and in many private secular schools, knowledge of and love for God has been replaced with a mushy approach to self-esteem, a dogmatic humanistic bias in science, and revisionist history. Ironically, the current educational focus on human capacity and superiority has resulted in a growing devaluation of human life.
While self-esteem and an appreciation of man’s capacity for growth are certainly important, we know directly from Scripture that God-esteem must come first before we are able to grow in wisdom. As Jesus Christ said in Matthew 22:37: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.”
Therefore, everything we do at FACS begins with Biblical truth.
Truth is our starting point for: understanding the created world in our scientific disciplines, reasoning in computational and higher order mathematics, utilizing factual history to perceive the causes and the likely impact of current events and cultural trends, recognizing the power of story in literature, glorifying God with talents in the fine arts, and maximizing athletic gifts and abilities.
Compassion is a byproduct of our God-focused vision, seen in the way our students care for one another, for their classmates, for their FACS family, and for others in need in the Memphis area. The ultimate outcome of this vision is seen in our graduates as they go on to honor God in college and career, build strong families, and better their communities.
If you are a parent whose philosophy of education matches ours, we would like to partner with you in following the Biblical mandate to bring children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We invite you to follow your faith to FACS!
“All education is religious education. Place a child in an environment where God is never mentioned, and what will she conclude? Either God isn’t real, or He’s irrelevant. Either way, the conclusion is that He can safely be ignored.”
-GLEN OELAND — CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PARENT