CCA is a private, non-profit school governed by a Corporation of Christian parents and interested friends who adhere to the Westminster Standards of Faith.
At CCA, we believe that the Bible gives Christian parents the responsibility and privilege of providing Christian education for our children, and that this can best be accomplished by concerted action. We also believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the infallible word of God, as interpreted by the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. On this basis, CCA affirms the following general principles:
- The Bible. That God, by his Holy Word, reveals himself; renews human beings’ understanding of God, of themselves, of others, and of the world; directs human beings in all their relationships and activities; and therefore guides his people also in the education of their children.
- Creation. That in their education, children must come to learn that the world and human beings’ calling in it can rightly be understood only in relation to the Triune God who, by his creation, restoration, and governance, directs human beings in all their relationships and activities; and therefore guides his people also in the education of their children.
- Sin. That because human sin brought upon all people the curse of God – alienating them from their Creator, their neighbors, and the world, distorting their view of the true meaning and purpose of life, and misdirecting human culture – human sin also corrupts the education of children.
- Jesus Christ. That through our Savior Jesus Christ there is renewal of our educational enterprise because he is the Redeemer of, and the Light and the Way for, our human life in all its range and variety. Only through him and the work of the Holy Spirit are we guided in the truth and recommitted to our original calling.
On this basis, CCA likewise affirms the following principles of Christian education:
- Schools. That the purpose of the Christian school is to educate students for a life of obedience to their calling in this world as image bearers of God; that this calling is to know God’s Word and his creation, to consecrate the whole of human life to God, to love all people, and to be stewards in their God-given vocations.
- Parents. That the primary responsibility for education rests upon parents, to whom children are entrusted by God, and that Christian parents should accept this obligation in view of the covenantal relationship that God established with believers and their children. It is proper that parents should seek to fulfill this obligation, with the direction of school Corporations and Boards of Directors, in classrooms at home and/or at central facilities employing the services of Christian teachers.
- Teachers. That Christian teachers, both in obedience to God and in cooperation with parents, have a unique pedagogical responsibility while educating students in the central classroom setting.
- Students. That respect for the gifts and calling of Christ to the students who are being educated also requires that Christian schools follow educational procedures designed to develop to the full the potential and initiative of these students in their growth toward Christian vocation.
- Community. That because God’s covenant embraces not only parents and their children but also the entire Christian community to which they belong, and because Christian education contributes directly to the advancement of God’s kingdom, it is the obligation not only of parents but of the entire Christian community to establish and maintain Christian schools, to pray for them, work for them, and give generously to their support.
- Educational Freedom. That Christian schools in classrooms at home and/or at central facilities, organized and administered in accordance with legitimate standards, should be fully recognized in society as free to function according to these principles.
(CCA Corporate Bylaws, Article II)