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Isaiah 40:28,31  "The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth… those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles."


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Tempe Christian School Philosophy

We, at Tempe Christian School, believe that the heights to which a child will soar into the future is greatly determined by the foundation on which his formative years are built.  Therefore, at Tempe Christian School, we teach a view of life where Christ is the cornerstone of that foundation.  Because God is Truth and Love, all we do and teach is based on His perspective as He has communicated it to us through His creation, His Son, and His Holy Word.  We believe that the Bible is relevant and is “God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that every man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (II Timothy 3:16,17)  We invite Christ to work through us to reveal Himself to those around us.  We refute humanism that is a philosophy of education that divorces God from His universe.

We exist as a group of mature Christians prepared to partner with parents who desire a private, Christian education and daycare experience for their children and who also are willing to cooperate with the school’s policies and procedures. 

We want children in our care to know that they are God’s creation, loved and highly valued by their Maker.  We stress that children honor and respect God, his parents, those in authority and his neighbor.  We model and teach about God’s grace, mercy, justice, and love, and how to pray and forgive.  We lead children to Christ and to His cross where they will find salvation and eternal life.  We teach that the Bible is our Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth (B.I.B.L.E.)  We promote good citizenship and sportsmanship, pride in America, and personal satisfaction in a job well done.

In the preschool, we accept children newborn to pre-kindergarten who are able to provide a developmentally appropriate response to the care and instruction given, as well as in the interaction with teachers, staff and other children.

In the elementary school, we accept students from kindergarten through fifth grade who demonstrate a desire to abide by the educational and spiritual principles of the school, maintain high standards of Christian conduct, and have the ability to do the required work.

We are an outreach ministry of the Church.  We are called to this ministry to children and to families. We believe that God established the family as the primary means of educating a child.  We believe that the school provides a bridge to parents and are committed to assisting parents to “train up the child in the way he should go, that when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)  We are sensitive to the fact that every family, child and parent or guardian is at a different, unique place in his or her spiritual journey.  Through the school’s influence in the lives of families, we hope to challenge parents as well as children to the high call of holiness.  We pray for God to use us to establish God’s Kingdom in every heart and home; that parents and guardians would come to know Christ more intimately than they may already know Him, as their personal friend and Savior.  Families can then function as God has designed and significantly impact the lives of the children. 

At Tempe Christian School we value

bulletThe Preciousness of Others and Self.
bulletTime with God and union with Him.
bulletThe body as a temple of the Holy Spirit.
bulletThe Bible as God’s Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.
bulletThe power of communication.
bulletThe ability to solve problems, make decisions, and gain understanding.
bulletBeing citizens of the United States of America.
bulletThe Earth and the Universe and all of God’s creation in them.
bulletJesus’ model of love and servanthood.
bulletThe Golden Rule.
bulletThe past.
bulletThe future.
bulletWorking diligently.
bulletThe qualities of Character.

School Goals

At TCS, the WHOLE child is taught

Our goals as a school are basically two fold:

To teach children

1.)   Who God is, and

2.)   To develop the gifts and talents that He has given them.  

These GIFTS include:

bulletGift of glorifying God in all they think, say, and do
bulletGift to know, love and serve God
bulletGift of reflecting His image through us in our character
bulletGift of the Golden Rule, treat others the way you want to be treated
bulletGift of the Bible, God’s Word, telling of His love and commandments
bulletGift of faith
bulletGift of eternal life
bulletGift of worship, praise and thanksgiving
bulletGift of prayer
bulletGift to love, give grace, offer mercy and forgiveness
bulletGift of relationships
bulletGift of serving others, especially those in need
bulletGift of wisdom
bulletGift of communication: reading, writing, listening, speaking
bulletGift of problem solving and reasoning
bulletGift of exploring and discovering
bulletGift of the earth, the universe and all of God’s creation
bulletGift of individuality and uniqueness in persons and groups
bulletGift of our bodies, its purpose and capabilities
bulletGift of freedom in the USA, being a citizen, and living in a democracy
bulletGift of creating and reflecting creation
bulletGift of music
bulletGift of the past, and all that can be learned from the past
bulletGift of the future, to prepare and plan now
bulletGift of time, making the most of it
bulletGift of each brand new day
bulletGift of trials, hard times, and tears
bulletGift of celebrating and laughter and joy
bulletGift of competing and cooperating, winning and losing
bulletGift of accomplishment for a job well-done



About the Bible
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)

About God
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons---Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)

About Jesus
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33),                                                        

His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35),                                            

His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26),                                                          

His miracles (John 2:11),                                                                                       

His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9),                                                                                                         

His resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4),                                                       

His ascension to the right hand of God, the Father (Mark 16:19),                                     

His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11)

About Our Future
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of
condemnation. (John 5:28–29)

About Salvation
We believe that we need to be saved because of our sinful nature. Salvation
is made available to us through regeneration by the Holy Spirit. We are justified by faith in the shed blood of Christ.                                               

Only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved. (John 3:16–19, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8–9, Ephesians 2:8–10, Titus 3:5)

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling is enabling us, Christians, to live godly lives; cleansing us from all sin; renewing us in the image of God; empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves; and producing in us the character of Christ. (Romans 8:13–14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19–20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18)

About Our Purpose

We believe that our purpose is to bring glory to God; to know Him and to reveal Him to others. We bring Him glory through worshiping, praying, surrendering, loving, building His Kingdom, cultivating community, ministering to the world in evangelism and compassion, encouraging believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship and preparing people for Christian service. (2 Corinthians 6:1, Acts 2:42, Mark 16:15, Romans 11:36, 2 John 1:6, Galatians 5:14, Mark 10:43, Philippians 4:6,7) 

School's Special Features                                                                                                               

bulletAn A.C.S.I. Member School
bulletTeaching staff certified 
bulletClasses from infants through grade five
bulletExtended day child-care programs are available
bulletEducational Enhancement Programs:
bulletPhysical Education
bulletBeginning Spanish Instruction
bulletComputer Lab
bulletScholastic Competition
bulletOn-campus cafeteria and Hot Lunch Program
bulletNewly renovated facility with state-of-the-art classroom settings
bulletSummer Enrichment program offered


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Tempe Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.  
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