The philosophy of Solid Rock Academy (SRA) is based upon the understanding that all truth is God’s truth and that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). Since God created and sustains all things, all creation is dynamically related to Him. Therefore, we teach from a Christian perspective whereby biblical principles are integrated in all areas of life and learning.
Education encompasses spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development, with God the ultimate source of truth.
Since God has given parents the responsibility to teach their children, education cannot be the sole charge of a church or of a school system. Thus SRA enters into a partnership with the parents to educate their children, and it is important that parents fully accept the Academy’s Philosophy of Education (Deuteronomy 6:4-7).
We believe that education of children is primarily the responsibility of parents and that our school is an extension of the Christian home. Therefore we work closely with families in our school.
According to Scripture, all people are made in the image of God but are also sinners by nature as well as by choice. That means everyone needs God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. We will encourage and make every effort to lead each child to receive that gift.
We will teach a lifestyle that develops an understanding of a person’s role and responsibilities at home, at work, in the community, at play, and at worship—all grounded in the Christian concept of love.
Our philosophy compels us to promote high academic standards while helping students gain skills of creativity and critical thinking. Our academic programme will encourage and enable students excel in high school and to pursue post-secondary education whether in college, university, or in vocational training.
Students of SRA are taught a Christian worldview and lifestyle. They are instructed in biblical knowledge and are offered devotional opportunities. Students are encouraged to develop Christian responses to all of the issues of life (2 Timothy 2:1-2).
With this foundation, it is our goal that every student attending our school will come to a time when the most important desire for his o her life is to serve God. The student should be able and willing to use all of his or her God-given talents for the betterment of their fellow citizens in any area of life where they are led by God.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Solid Rock Academy acts as an extension of the Christian home and church, training students in the knowledge and love of God and in academic, artistic, athletic and social skills. By providing high standards of intellectual and spiritual development, our mission is to effectively equip students with the necessary tools for an abundant Christian life.
The Bible We believe the Bible, sixty-six books as commonly received in the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired word of God. Hence, the Bible contains all things necessary to salvation so that whatsoever is not written therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
Trinity We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons; namely the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There are three eternal and changeable personal distinctions in the Godhead. (Genesis 1:26, 11:7; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19; Romans 8:27; John 14:26, 3:16, 15:26)
Jesus Christ We believe that Jesus Christ in the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified, buried and raised from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor. (Luke 24:29, 51; 1 Corinthian 15:2, 4:1; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:16-18)
Salvation We believe that justification, regeneration and the new birth are produced by faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8; Romans 5:8-11; Hebrews 9:22; 1 Peter 1:19)
Conduct We believe that pursuit of holy living is the normal manner of life for the believer. This life is characterized by freedom from sinning; by denial of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life. (Romans 12:1-2; 2 Timothy 4:7; Titus 2:12; Hebrew 12:1-2, 14)
Eschatology We believe in the literal Second Coming of Jesus Christ to the earth and in the rewarding of the righteous and the just punishment of the wicked.(Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Hebrews 9:28, 2 Timothy 4:8; Revelation 11:18, 22, 20:11-15)