Philosophy of Education
The philosophy of BCA is based on a God-centered view that the Bible is the inspired word of God as affirmed in our Statement of Faith. The educational process touches every area of life - physical, emotional, moral, intellectual, social, and spiritual - in training the student to live wisely in an increasingly complex world. BCA affirms and encourages the pursuit and examination of ideas, knowledge and truth in an open forum, evaluating these by the biblical principles. The Bible speaks to all areas of life, and is essential in the development of an educated person.
Our school motto from Philippians 2:15-16a says:
"So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life."
Our goal is to prepare our students to be creative, critical thinkers, academically prepared for the post-secondary education of their choice, fulfilling God's purpose for their lives personally and vocationally, with their own sense of worth and acceptance of the worth of others.
In order to accomplish this goal, BCA recognizes that:
- Parents are responsible for the education and training of their children.
- BCA becomes a partner with the parents by providing formal education in accordance with the Statement of Faith, policies and curriculum.
- Learners are precious individuals with God-given uniqueness who are encouraged to develop to their full potential. (Matt. 19:13-14; Psalms 149:13-17)
- The director, teachers, administrators, and other staff members are vital contributors to the growth and learning process of the individual child. (2 Tim. 2:1,2)
BCA endeavors to:
- Maintain high academic standards and goals (Col. 3:23).
- Create a nurturing environment with sufficient structure and discipline to promote effective learning.
- Create an environment conducive to developing a feeling of worth in each individual. Foster an appreciation of and respect for Romania as well as for ethnic diversity within the school. (Rev.7:9)
- Weave biblical principles throughout the whole school experience. (2 Tim. 2:15 ; 3:16 ,17)
- Utilize the best integrated curriculum available.
- Employ or permit only activities that are congruent with our philosophy.
- Encourage each student to develop physically, socially, and spiritually, as Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52)
- Create an awareness of the different Christian ministries of the BCA community. (1 Cor. 12:12)
- Care for the well-being of the teaching staff. (John 13:34)