Philosophy of Education
We believe that God uniquely gifts all children and has an abundant plan for their lives. We also believe that God entrusts parents with the primary responsibility of training their children to know Him and enjoy a relationship with Him. At GTA, we partner with parents to help them fulfill this God given role by offering a challenging and diverse educational environment that honors God and enables students to excel in academics. Students are encouraged to explore and cultivate their unique talents, preparing them to follow His lead in transforming the world around them. “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
As we experience God’s unique love for us, we learn to love one another and to:1. Live Biblical TruthHolding to and living out the unchanging Word of God in an ever-changing world (Matthew 24:35)2. Uphold the Fruits of the SpiritEncouraging Spiritual and personal growth through crucifying our flesh and staying in step with the Spirit of God (Galatians 5:22-25)3. Seek UnityPursuing oneness of spirit through humility and selflessness, as Christ modeled for us (Philippians 2:2-11)4. Pursue ExcellenceWhole-heartedly seeking excellence in everything (Colossians 3:23)
For grades Kindergarten and higher, the curriculum used is Bob Jones University Press. BJU curriculum teaches analytical thinking and offers whole brain teaching, meeting the many learning styles of our students. BJU curriculum is thoroughly biblically integrated throughout each subject. Each class also supplements with the faith-based Abeka curriculum in certain subject areas.