The mission of Knoxville Christian School is to partner with parents to develop children spiritually, emotionally, academically, and physically with Jesus Christ as their standard and the Bible as their foundation.
Considering the Benefits of Quality Christian Education
Students spend more waking hours per week in school than anywhere else, making it one of the most formative institutions in one’s life. Your child’s education is an opportunity to instill a lifetime’s worth of Christ-inspired principles and character traits. Take a moment to review the benefits of a quality Christian education at Knoxville Christian School:
- Character formation – Knoxville Christian Schools’ curriculum and philosophy can help bridge the gap in an era when character education is so important. Morals, ethics, and character development inform some of the fundamental beliefs and values of a Christian school.
- The Bible is taught – At Knoxville Christian School not only is the Bible taught for what it is, but the inspired Word of God serves as a foundation for other texts as well. Knoxville Christian School students become familiar with Bible stories at a young age, and the truths in the Bible become more familiar to them as they continue grow and learn. While the Bible is centuries old, it’s a timeless lesson that is brought to life and is made relevant for students’ lives today. With this, students have the opportunity to walk away with a better understanding of their curriculum as it relates to God’s Word.
- Knoxville Christian School shares your moral values – If your goal is to offer your child the same moral foundation that the Bible suggests, a Knoxville Christian School education is the best option. It’s our belief that a healthy environment for learning includes authentic relationships, and that education should develop both intellect and character, equipping students for lives of service in this world.
- Every teacher models Christian principles – A child’s teacher is an important role model. Your child spends a major portion of the school day under the influence of one or more key teachers. In the Knoxville Christian School classroom, the teachers openly demonstrate and model Christian principles.
- Curriculum is aligned with Christian values – While strong academics continue to be at the forefront, Knoxville Christian School has the freedom to align state curriculum with Christian values. Concepts learned in the classroom can be viewed through a variety of lenses, including those of the Christian faith. For instance, if students are studying social justice, part of the conversation could include why Christians should care about social justice following the example of Jesus.
- Prayer is part of the school day – Knoxville Christian School encourages praying and understand that prayer is a path to a more personal relationship with God. It also strengthens students’ relationships with one another. Teachers and students continually pray for each other during challenging times and in good times – providing an inclusive, loving learning environment where everyone feels supported and welcome.
- Safety – In addition to physical well-being, Knoxville Christian School offers a safe emotional and spiritual environment. Bullying is not tolerated, and children are nurtured in a safe, caring environment, modeled by adults. Knoxville Christian School offers a safe avenue for students to express their ideas, explore new things, and most importantly, be themselves.
- Individual attention and differential instruction – Knoxville Christian School can almost always offer more individual attention than public schools. Our school classes generally have fewer students which makes it more possible to teach for various learning styles.
- Positive peer pressure is all around – Having peers who have similar values helps complete this nurturing environment. Students are expected to reinforce positive habits, as well as positive attitudes. This goes for teachers, too. They’re more than just lecturers; they are mentors, sometimes even friends, who truly know their students. This gives them more freedom to individually encourage, support and influence their students – demonstrating that it’s okay to try new things, and it’s cool to be smart.
- Whole Child Development – Knoxville Christian School’s educational philosophy focuses on a Christian-based education that aims to develop well-rounded individuals. It is our belief that education should develop both intellect and character, thereby equipping students for lives of servant leadership. We seek to inspire and encourage each student to discover and develop his or her God-given talents, preparing them for future success.
“I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth.”
– Martin Luther
OUR CORE VALUES
God and a Commitment to Following Christ
We believe in the Creator, in the person of God the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit and His love for us and all mankind. This revealed love compels us to trust and obey the Lord’s teachings and to seek His will for our lives. We seek to view our world from a Christ-centered perspective.
Shared Faith and Servant Leadership
We desire to share the good news of Christ by telling of God’s love for us, loving others as God loves us, treating others as we want to be treated, and selflessly serving others and our Lord wholeheartedly. As followers of Christ, we are called to be leaders in our family, church and community.
We believe we are called to glorify God and to offer our best to Him in all we do.
We believe every individual is a wonderfully unique creation of God who should be treated with respect. Failure to respect the created is lack of respect for the Creator, and therefore we celebrate our differences and value diversity.
Lifelong Personal Growth
We value lifelong spiritual and emotional growth and the cultivation of the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control), lifelong intellectual growth through disciplined study both academically and personally and through a love of learning and discovery, and a lifelong commitment to physical well-being and growth in recognition that our bodies are the temple of God.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Statement of Faith of Knoxville Christian School, signed annually by each member of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff, provides affirmation of biblical doctrine that is in concert with the message of God as reflected in the Bible and historic Christianity. The statement also defines the perspective that shapes our education. Our Statement of Faith clarifies and insures ongoing faithfulness of the entire school community to God’s purpose and will.
WE BELIEVE in one God, the Creator of the Universe and the Giver of Life. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Hebrews 11:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Act 17:24-28)
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God and co-equal with the Father. (John 1:1-3; 14, 18; Acts 2:23-24, 36; I Timothy 2:5; John 14:6)
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, the presence of God, in the lives of believers. (John 14:16-17; Romans 8:9-14; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4:11-13)
WE BELIEVE the Bible, the Old and New Testament, is the inspired Word of God, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is entirely true. (2 Peter 1:20-21; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
WE BELIEVE Jesus Christ came to restore not only our relationship with God – but also to bring unity and dignity to men and women of all races, ages, and classes. (Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; John 17:20-26; Acts 10:9-23; Colossians 3:11-14)
WE BELIEVE the Bible teaches that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that those two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. God ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and God Himself. This institution will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. (1 Corinthians 7). The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture and Romans 1:24-32 condemns the homosexual lifestyle. (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20; Ephesians 4:1-11, 5:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; 1 Timothy 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:19-22; 1 Peter 1:15-16,2:15-17; 1 John 3:1-3).
WE BELIEVE that all people are created in the image of God and have tremendous potential for good, but we are all marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. As a result of our sin, we have a shattered and broken relationship with God that can only be made whole through Jesus Christ. Salvation is God’s free gift (grace) to us but we must accept it by acknowledging Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (confessing); turning from our sinful lifestyle (repentance); being immersed in water (baptism); and trusting in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. (Romans 5:1, 3:23, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Acts 2:38)
WE BELIEVE that beliefs are far more than intellectual affirmations: Our faith impacts our actions. Therefore, these faith statements will be the guiding principles for decision making for both institutional direction and for each individual entrusted with responsibility within Knoxville Christian School (James 2:19-20; Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
The founders of Knoxville Christian School shared a common vision. A vision of teaching students from a Biblical worldview. A vision of offering a needed quality education alternative in changing times. A vision for the future.
Founded in 1967, Knoxville Christian School is an independent private school dedicated to providing each student with the highest quality academic, spiritual, social and physical education in an encouraging Christian environment. Our school serves students in grades pre-K 3 through 12 in west Knox County, TN in the quickly growing prime location between west Knoxville and Farragut, TN.
Knoxville Christian School built the first building on its current campus in 1980. Today this building serves at the elementary building, along with housing the Pre-K classrooms. Knoxville Christian School expanded with its upper school building for Middle School and High School in 2011. In 2013 the high school gym with additional classroom space was built.