Philosophy & Mission

At R.C.S. classes are taught using the Bible as a vital part of the curriculum. Regular chapels and Bible classes also play a key role in the education of every student. God’s Word is central in the school’s goal to make a spiritual difference in the lives of its students.

Mission Statement

"To partner with the Christian home and church to provide a total education centered in Christ that will significantly impact the hearts, minds and lives of young people for Jesus Christ."

Doctrinal Statement

We believe in:

  • The Bible as the inspired Word of God, and that it is of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
  • One God eternally existing in Three Persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The virgin birth of Christ, His incarnation, sinless life, vicarious atonement, bodily resurrection and ascension, and His personal, visible and premillenial return to earth.
  • The creation of man in the image of God, and that he sinned and thereby incurred spiritual death.
  • Salvation by grace alone, which provides an eternal assurance of heaven for the believer who repents of sin and places a personal faith in Christ as Savior.
  • A New Testament church composed of a body of believers associated for the worship, service, spread of the Gospel and gathering out from the church from all the world.

Ringwood Christian School adopts the historic, Christian view of life as presented in the Bible. Since God created and sustains everything through His Son, Jesus Christ, the world and life are God-centered and should glorify Him. Man, being a sinner by nature and choice, however, cannot in this condition glorify or know God. He can do this only by being recreated in God’s image through committing his life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The total process of education, therefore, must seek this restoration of the student to the position of true knowledge, righteousness, and holiness in Christ by developing and relating the whole person to God spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically. It must present all truth as God’s truth and must be interpreted and integrated with God’s Word. Such education is primarily the parents’ responsibility, and the school should function as an extension of the home to aid parents in giving this education.

From this philosophy stem certain educational objectives:

  • For the spiritual and moral growth of the student, the School seeks to teach the essential doctrines of the historic, Christian faith,
  • To lead the pupils into a personal, saving relationship with Christ as Lord and Savior, and
  • To develop a desire to know and to do the will of God.

For the student’s personal and social development, the School aims

  • to develop a balanced personality based on a proper understanding and acceptance of himself as God made him and on the full development of his capabilities in Christ.

Academically, the School endeavors

  • To promote high academic standards and help the students gain a thorough comprehension and command of the fundamental processes used in communicating with others.
  • Working with the home from which the student comes, the School desires
  • to cooperate with the parents in every phase of the student’s development, especially as it relates to the School program, and
  • to aid families in making their homes God-centered.