Foundational Statements


Philosophy Statement

· The opportunity for educational training, from infant to 3 years old, is provided from a distinctive biblical foundation and perspective. The true nature of life, the study of every subject, and all extracurricular events are viewed in relation to God and His inerrant Word. Cathedral Preschool adheres to a standard of academic excellence in providing an education that honors Christ and reflects a commitment to God’s Word. The educational process is measured by the criteria stated in Luke 2:52.

Cathedral Preschool’s educational process and commitment, both in and out of the classroom, is directed to the development of Christian students to enable them to interpret the different aspects of their educational experience into Christian living. Sharing the gospel to students and parents is an important part of Cathedral Preschool’s educational experience. The primary goal is to provide an educational opportunity for Christian students, with the students and parents agreeing to comply with the Missions and Beliefs set forth in the Belief Statement. Cathedral Preschool is also committed to advancing Christian education in our community and region.

Staff selection is based upon the criteria consistent with promoting the purpose and goals of Cathedral Preschool, all the while providing a model for Christian living.

Cathedral Preschool follows the premises of “Kingdom Education”, a life long, Bible-based, Christ-centered process of leading a child to Christ, building a child up in Christ, and equipping a child to serve Christ. Students will think from a biblical worldview as they launch into God’s plan and purpose for their lives. Cathedral Preschool views Christian education, not as an alternative to public education, but as a biblical mandate and fulfillment of Deuteronomy 6:7-9. Our desire is to “partner with parents” as an extension of the home in the development of students spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Luke 2:52
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Deuteronomy 6:7-9
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Vision: Cathedral Preschool is a Christian school providing Biblically-based education so that future generations will know God's truth, remember His works, and not live by the world's philosophies.


Belief Statement

**The following Beliefs have been carefully chosen and prayerfully adopted by the Cathedral Academy Board of Directors in accordance with the Cathedral Academy Policy Governance Manual (pp. 31-32).**

Policy:
The board believes that Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and conduct.

Accordingly, Based on Scripture:
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. We believe there is one God who reveals Himself in three separate and distinct personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe mankind was created good and upright but, by voluntary transgression, fell and is now separated from God, lost, and without hope.

We believe Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, fully divine and fully human. We believe that through the shedding of His blood at the crucifixion, Jesus made salvation and His righteousness available to all who will believe, thus bridging the gap between God and mankind. We believe Jesus died, was buried, and bodily rose from the dead (the resurrection). We believe that after the resurrection, Jesus ascended to the Father and is presently engaged in building Heaven and interceding for people. We believe Jesus will return to this earth to take His Church (those who believe in Him) to Heaven and will judge the world. (It is not necessary that we all believe alike concerning whether He is coming before, during, or after the Great Tribulation.)

We believe salvation comes by repentance for sin and a heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, resulting in regeneration of the person. This salvation is entirely by the grace of our Lord, not of works. Works are excluded except as evidence of salvation. We believe Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances of the Church. We believe Baptism by immersion in water in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a symbol of identification with Jesus Christ in His death, His burial, and His resurrection. We believe the Lord's Supper is a memorial to the death, resurrection, and Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that all believers should seek, as the early disciples did, to live a life separated from the evils of the world and unto Christ. Their standards of conduct should honor our Lord and His Church. We believe the Bible clearly teaches eternal separation from God for the unsaved and eternal glory and service for the saved.