I will never forget the first time I stepped in a Christian school. Up until the time I thought I would be teaching in a public school. However, I walked into a Christian school and I felt the Lord speak over me, “this is where you are called to be, to bring my Name to the next generation.” Psalm 154:4 says “one generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mights acts.” I have remained in Christian education since that day. New Life Academy is a unique setting. It is a community of parents, teachers, and students who love the Lord and desire for His gospel to take root in their lives, and the lives of others, following the example of Christ.
I often get asked, why Christian education at such a young age? Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Every gardener knows that when plants are young they should be kept in a green house where they can be nurtured, grow deep roots, and mature in a safe environment, apart from various weather conditions or calamities that can come across a young plant in a garden. Like this plant, our children are young once. They spend 35 hours of their week at school where they learn academics, but also learn about life and the culture they are growing up in. New Life Academy exists to educate and energize each student to impact their world for Jesus Christ…, this only comes after their lives have been impacted first, by Jesus Christ.
In Christian education, we get the unique privilege to partner with parents as they instill in their children a love for the Lord, an understanding of the gospel, and a transformed life. If you have made this decision for your family, you know this to be true at New Life Academy. We are not just investing in a great education, but investing in the lives of students for eternity.
Joanna Richter, Elementary Principal