First Presbyterian Day School

Mission Statement & Beliefs

Believing that children are a heritage of the Lord, the mission of First Presbyterian Day School is:

  • Planting seeds of Christlikeness in the hearts of children;
  • Pursuing excellence in academics;
  • Preparing students for future service in God’s kingdom in their homes, churches, and professions.

First Presbyterian Day School Beliefs

  • Each student is created in the image of God and is a valued individual with unique spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • All students can learn, achieve, and succeed based on their unique God-given physical, social, emotional, and intellectual abilities.
  • The gospel will be presented to the students so that they will realize their need of a personal relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
  • The school should help each student realize his full academic potential as a unique individual created by God.
  • Students should be taught to treat everyone with love and respect since they, too, are created in the image of God.
  • The school should help the student to develop self-discipline and responsibility based on respect for and submission to God and His Word.
  • Developmentally appropriate activities enhance learning at all levels; therefore, instructional practices should incorporate learning activities that take into account as many different learning styles as possible.
  • Exceptional students should be offered special services and resources.
  • Teachers, administrators, the church-appointed Board of Trustees, and parents share the responsibility for the support of the school’s mission.
  • The school should teach students that the Bible is God’s inspired and inerrant Word and help students to develop attitudes of love and respect for it.
  • The school should help the student develop a Christian worldview by integrating life and studies with Biblical truths.