Philosophy:

Elmwood Baptist Academy is based upon the Word of God. The primary objective and purpose of the Academy is to train the student in the way of life presented in the Scriptures while giving him a quality general education for life.

Since the primary reason for the existence of the Academy is a spiritual ministry, evangelistic efforts are made to bring all students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ so that the teaching of spiritual truths may have a firm foundation. This is followed by instruction in right thinking, good conduct, and clean living in the light of the principles of God’s Word.

The academic program, through the traditional approach, is developed to provide students with the best possible program of studies. We emphasize the mastery of the fundamental blocks of material necessary for satisfactory achievement and stress the acquisition of facts and concepts in the various areas of study, leading to the development and exercise of the powers of reasoning. Methods of teaching proven to be effective are utilized with a constant search for better methods. Realizing the difference in innate ability, we encourage and expect each student and teacher to do his best.

Character training is an important element at Elmwood Baptist Academy. We believe that the heart of character training is obedience (doing right), that eventually will cultivate an inner self-discipline and is essential to the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual well-being of the student. The teacher is the authority in the classroom. Discipline is administered firmly but fairly. To obey, to do right, to love God and country, and to always measure one’s attitudes against the principles laid out in the Scriptures are characteristics we strive to instill in each student, thus equipping him for his role in God’s plan for his life and for his proper place in society.

The objective in building a private Christian school is to obey the Scriptural imperatives of Deuteronomy 6:5-7, “…love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children…” and of Proverbs 22:6 to train up a child in the way he should go. Teaching is training. Training for life must include training for eternity.

Parents are mandated by God to educate their children. Children are gifts from God (Psalm 127:3-5). Parents are responsible to “train-up” their children in the way of the Lord and not the ways of the world (Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4). God’s people are told from scripture, “Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen…for the customs of the people are vain…” (Jeremiah 10:2-3). Proverbs 19:27 states, “Cease my son, to hear instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

A Christian school is an extension of the Christian home in training young people in a Christian environment for the present, future and eternity. The school staff works closely with parents to train the whole child in the way he should go. Part of the philosophy of ministry that we hold to is the simple fact that parents are the most important educators that a child will ever have. That is why we desire to work very closely with parents in educating their child.

Attending Elmwood Baptist Academy is a privilege and not a right. The goal of this school is not to reform, but to train Christian youth of every ability in the highest principles of Christian leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship. This school stands without apology for the Word of God, old-time Gospel and the highest standards of morality and Christian behavior. All of the policies, rules, and regulations are biblically based.

Elmwood Baptist Academy is not a separate ministry from the Church, but is in fact an inseparable ministry of Elmwood Baptist Church to help parents abide by scriptural commands to educate their children. The academy’s leadership is the same leadership as Elmwood Baptist Church. The school is totally owned and operated by Elmwood Baptist Church.

Because of high student return rates, enrollment is very limited, and carefully screened. For more information, please click here or call 303-659-3818 for appointment.