Why Christian Schooling?

As you make decisions regarding the education of your children, remember that these decisions are among the most important and influential ones that you will make as a parent. During their school years, your children will not only be learning math, English and science; they will be forming friendships, values and worldviews. That is why a Christian education is so important. We want our students to learn to view every aspect of life and learning from a biblical perspective.

At Lakeland Christian School, our mission is to serve as an extension of the Christian home and as a partner with the local, evangelical church in the Christian education of children. Through biblical integration in the classroom, weekly chapel time and the influence of our faculty, staff and coaches, the Christian values that our students learn at home can be reinforced and internalized by the time they walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.

When we asked a cross-section of current Lakeland Christian School parents why they chose to send their children to LCS, here is what they said:

“It is an outstanding education accompanied by Christian core values provided by great caring teachers at a great value. We made our final decision to move to Lakeland after our daughter was accepted to LCS.”

“We have been at LCS now for 13 years. I am amazed at how well my oldest (now a senior) is prepared for college. And the everyday Christian influence is like no other. Today we hear stories of what goes on in the public system, and we are blessed to have the highest level of education and the constant influence of Christian faculty.”

“It is very simple for us. Our children attend LCS because we are confident that those leading and teaching our children (teachers, administrators, coaches, etc.) share our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and our desire to live a life that honors Christ and points others to Him. While academic excellence, extracurricular opportunities and athletics are important, the bottom line for us is knowing that those we allow to influence our children are partnering with us, not teaching anything contrary to our faith.”

“We value the Christian-based education that instills not only principles and values in our children but also instructs them on worldviews and how to support their viewpoints. We like the freedom that teachers and administrators have to develop positive relationships with our children and encourage them in all areas of their lives. We especially like that prayer is taught and encouraged. We are thankful for the level of education our children are receiving and the quality people who provide it!”

“I send my daughter to LCS primarily because of the Christian worldview that permeates all aspects of the school – from academics to arts to sports to administration. I greatly appreciate the Christian character of the teaching and administrative staff and am impressed with their commitment to excellence and their longevity at the school. I am also very appreciative for the wonderful facilities and wide breadth of choices available for children to develop their God given gifts and talents.”

Here are a few of the other reasons our parents gave for choosing to send their kids to Lakeland Christian School:

  • Prayer in the classroom
  • Christian worldview integrated in all subjects
  • Teachers who care
  • Beautiful facilities
  • Excellent/fair discipline
  • Rigorous curriculum/strong academics
  • Interaction between elementary and secondary students
  • Safety
  • Reinforcing what is taught at home
  • Extracurricular opportunities
  • Like-minded parents
  • Value for the money
  • Family atmosphere
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Because the kids LOVE the school!

Headmaster Articles from the Viking on “Why Christian Schooling?”

Dressed for the Storm (November 2010)

LCS, A Magnet School? (May 2011)

More Than Atmosphere (July 2011)

ACSI Articles on “Why Christian Schooling?”

ACSI Schools: The Best Choice for Your Child

The Christian School Difference