Our philosophy of education is based on the following:
Wisdom and knowledge comes from God, therefore man’s education is complete only when God and His Word are the center of all learning (Proverbs 1:7). In education we are concerned with the total person: his/her intellectual, spiritual, physical and social being. We believe the needs of the total person can only be met as approached from a Christian or Biblical philosophy.
Created by God and in His image, he/she is of inestimable worth, possessing an eternal soul that shall either inherit everlasting life or everlasting damnation.
Because of sin, he/she is unable to reach God. His/her nature is totally depraved and foolishness is bound in his/her heart (Proverbs 22:15).
Faith in Jesus Christ is the only way of establishing a right relationship with God. Reality in life’s purposes and values can be ascertained in and through Christ alone.
God is the source of all wisdom and He has revealed Himself specifically in the Bible – thus God’s Word is the basis of all our studies and should be correlated with all experiences that the child has under the auspices of the school.
Christian education should aspire to train a child in such a way that he/she will have a sound, practical working knowledge of the Word of God and be able to evaluate every circumstance of life from a Christian viewpoint.
The home and church being ordained of God and being charged with the responsibility of training and teaching (Deut. 6:6) should work together with the Christian school in promoting the student’s growth.
The teacher in the Christian school must of necessity give evidence of knowing Christ as personal Savior.
He/she must be wholly committed to following and obeying Christ, thus being wholly committed to a life of service to man for Christ’s sake.
He/she should possess academic and professional learning necessary to perform his/her task.
The following distinctives make CCS a unique choice for parents as they raise their children. Our Christian values provide a framework for regular operational decisions and for the overall vision and direction of CCS.
Christ—CCS is Christ-centered. We operate because of the salvation He performs and because of the power, He provides. Administration, faculty, parents, students, and curricula work together to make a distinctly Christian environment. To glorify God by knowing Christ and becoming like Him is mankind’s highest calling. Students will be encouraged to develop a continually growing relationship with Christ.
Truth—CCS believes that truth is knowable and is essential to life because God is the source of all truth. God’s inerrant Word contains the most precious form of truth, and all of creation is best understood by first knowing God through His Word. Quality academics can only exist when the truth of God’s revelation is applied to the education process.
Wisdom—CCS holds that wisdom is the highest form of human development occurring when Biblical truth is applied to life’s situations. It is our goal that students develop knowledge, understanding, and wisdom by applying truth in a way that is excellent, as it relates to their spiritual, academic, social, and physical abilities.
Love—CCS teaches that love is the pre-eminent character quality that all people should obtain. Loving God is the highest of all God’s commands, followed by loving others. Students’ future career and educational plans are viewed as opportunities to minister and serve, both God and others, ultimately as acts of love.
Chisago Christian School was established in 1974 by the Bible Baptist Church. At that time, it was called "Bible Heritage Christian Academy." Later the name was changed to Chisago Lakes Baptist Academy and then to Chisago Lakes Baptist School and now Chisago Christian School in the 2020-2021 school year.
The school began with eighteen students. In 1978, the church built the Christian Education Building which now houses many classrooms, as well as a full-size gymnasium. In 1981, another addition was constructed that currently houses the school office, library, and another classroom. In the summer of 2004, the old church building was remodeled to house the secondary program, which utilized the four classrooms and two bathrooms that were constructed at that time. Currently our elementary and secondary programs provides Biblically-based education for students ranging from K4 (Kindergarten Readiness) through the 12th grade.
We eagerly look forward to the future as we continue to see the Lord bless our mission of educating students from a Biblical perspective.
My prayer is that as you look at our website, you will see a difference in our school. As you read and pray, may God grant wisdom. If we can be of help in any way or would like a tour of our school, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com or call (651) 257-4587. We will count it a privilege to serve you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Michael Elliott, Administrator