Educational Philosophy

A strong education requires a partnership between the home and school. New Life Academy holds an education philosophy founded on the unchanging truths of God’s Word. NLA’s educational philosophy is defined as the lifelong, Bible-based, Christ-centered process of leading a child into a new identity with Christ. It works to develop children according to their specific abilities so that a child will be empowered to live a life characterized by love, trust, and obedience to Christ.

Christian parents can be confident in choosing New Life Academy as an educational partner to help form their child’s Christ-centered beliefs. These Christ-centered beliefs will ultimately shape their child’s decisions, habits, and choices.

10 Biblical Principles of Christian Education

God’s Word

The education of children and youth must be based on God’s Word as the absolute truth. 
Isaiah 40:8

Importance of Christ

The education of children and youth must hold Christ as preeminent in all of life. 
Colossians 2:6-7

Salvation & Discipleship

The education of children and youth must have as its primary goals the salvation and discipleship of the next generation.
Psalm 78:6-7 

Parental Responsibility

The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of the parent. 
Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Lifelong Education

The education of children and youth is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-per-week process that continues from birth through maturity. 
Deuteronomy 11:19

Educational Permission

The education of children and youth, if and when delegated to others by parents, must be done so with the utmost care to ensure that all teachers follow these principles. 
I Samuel 1:27-28

Biblical Worldview

The education of children and youth results in forming a belief system or worldview that will be patterned after the belief systems or worldview of the person’s teachers. 
Philippians 4:9

Generational Education

The education of children and youth must not hinder the spiritual and moral development of the next generation. 
Matthew 19:13-14

Eternal Perspective

The education of children and youth must have a view of the future that includes the eternal perspective. 
Colossians 3:1-2 

Biblical Wisdom

The education of children and youth must lead to true wisdom by connecting all knowledge to a biblical worldview frame of reference. 
Colossians 2:2-3


Accreditation is an important process and assures parents that an independent, objective peer review of the school has been performed. It externally acknowledges that New Life Academy has a plan in place to achieve our vision, attain our objectives and focus on continual improvement.

New Life Academy is dually accredited by our regional accreditation body Cognia (formerly AdvancEd) and by our specialist accreditation ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) through May 2024. This assures that New Life Academy meets both the academic standards required of the Cognia association and the Christian standards by the ACSI association.