It has always been God's plan for parents to take the primary responsibility for educating and training their children. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Ephesians 6:4). Eagle River Christian School serves as an extension of the home by assisting parents with the moral and spiritual training of their children. It also provides technical and academic assistance to help children master academic skills and concepts.
It is our goal to guide and establish learning experiences that will assist each student in becoming a mature Christian, and a responsible, productive member of society. It is essential that our school families and school staff work together to impart knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and a God-centered view of life to our students.
We believe that attending Eagle River Christian School is a privilege. The purpose of our school is not to reform but to train Christian youth, of every ability, in the highest principle of Christian leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship
Philosophy of Education
Our school's premise is that true education comes from God. This premise is based on the fact that only Christian education deals with all the dimensions of life viewed from a Biblical perspective. True education does not just present data, but relates everything to God's plan for mankind.
In order for an educational program to be academically sound and instructionally effective, it must be founded upon Christian educational principles that recognize the true nature of God, of truth, of knowledge, and of man. Implicit in Christian education are these basic truths:
Man does possess a spiritual dimension. (Genesis 1:27)
Education involves the total being - spiritually, intellectually,
physically and socially. (Proverbs 9:9)
Each person possesses unique, individual potential, traits and needs.
The educational experience must involve the development of
Christian beliefs, attitudes, and skills.
Our philosophy of education is based on God's Word and all truth will be taught from these perspectives:
A. Reality - God is the personal and purposeful Creator and He
represents the guiding force of the universe. Reality in life
involves the understanding that God is real and active in the
lives of men and women today.
B. Truth - All truth is from God's word. Truth is consistent
throughout the universe. Truth exists and is an absolute.
God has revealed Himself through His scriptures, nature,
and His Son. Man's understanding of truth comes through
a study of the inspired Word of God, His creation, and having
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
C. Knowledge - All knowledge must be put in the context of
Biblical truth. An individual's life must be measured against
the standard of truth as revealed in God's inspired Word.
D. Man - Man is created in the spiritual and moral image or
likeness of God. Man's essential nature is the freedom to
choose/decide what his/her behavior will be and what he/she
will think, become and do. Man's essential freedom of choice
is affected by his/her inherent nature and environment of both
good and evil. therefore, he/she is in need of special help to
choose well and to find fulfillment in a reconciled life made
possible by Jesus, the Son of God.
E. Christian Education - An integration of Biblical Truth is an
inseparable and primary part of the total educational process.
Christian concepts are unified with, inseparable from, and
central to the academic offerings. Youth need a steady
influence while preparing to live in a complex society. Only the
Bible has the answers to man's needs and longings. It will
serve as a final authority for determining our guiding principles
on all questions.
Eagle River Christian School is a multi-denominational, Biblically-based school which partners with Christian families to develop a Christian world view, promote academic excellence, and prepare children for a lifetime of service to Jesus Christ. Our Motto is “Reaching Others through Education”.
We offer classroom taught A Beka courses in conjunction with the P.A.C.E. curriculum, for those students who maybe missing credits or who wish to advance at a quicker pace.
Consisting of grades KR3 through 12th, our programs are designed to include academics, athletics, music, foreign languages and college preparatory programming. In addition, we offer a home school program, utilizing one of the nations most respected and effective curriculums available.
We are known as the Soaring Eagles and our school song is “Soar” by Meredith Andrews.
"Here I remind myself what you said over me. Here I remind my soul who you are.
You said you won't relent, won't let go, won't forget every promise you have whispered to my heart.
As I wait, as I wait on You.
I'm gonna run and not grow weary. I'm gonna walk and not grow faint. Rise up on wings like eagles to soar. I know in everything You're with me. I know You're working as I wait. Lift me up on wings like eagles to soar.
This desert holds a song I will sing on and on. You're a river when the ground I walk is dry. You will set the crooked straight, clear my path, make a way. You will lead me from the valley to the heights. As I wait, as I wait on You
Creator, keeper, life breather. Your name is greater than anything I face. Sustainer, savior, stronghold breaker. Your name is greater than anything I face.
As I wait, as I wait on You. I will wait, I will wait on You."
Our school scripture is Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) - but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.