What sets Phil-Mont apart from other college prep, academically rigorous schools is the fact that, while we too are committed to excellent scholarship, we uphold the Bible as the living core of the academy’s program. It is not some small fragment, not merely some interesting side issue. This means that every subject of the curriculum, for the Pre-K child to the high school student, is taught from a distinctly Christian perspective and in relation to the Word of God. It also requires us to seek excellence in every area of instruction, whether on the athletic field, on the stage or in the chemistry lab. Our Academic Profile illustrates how our commitment to the Bible and excellence is realized.
As you peruse our Viewbook you will see that Phil-Mont is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and retains an active membership with Christian Schools International. Over half of our faculty members hold advanced degrees and, though united in their adherence to the great truths of Scripture, they are members of a variety of congregations and denominations throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Our faculty is unified in mind, but diversified in expression, called and gifted by God to educate the children in Christian families.
Listen to the kinds of things our Phil-Mont parents say about our faculty:
“We have always called her a master teacher. She is remarkable in her ability to assess a student’s abilities and encourage them personally.”
“. . . has made my children feel important and useful to her and has provided them with a place they can safely experiment with the creative gifts they have been blessed with.”
What makes him such a special teacher is the way he generously gives of his time, his abilities and himself, so that others benefit and succeed.”
“His enthusiasm is contagious, his energy unending and his dedication to the Lord an inspiration to those he meets. He instills in PMCA students a desire to diligently work for the Lord.”
God has entrusted Christian parents with an awesome responsibility – teaching our children to love and serve the Lord God with all their heart. This is a twenty-four-hour-a-day task, not one to be delegated lightly; rather we must make every effort to see that the thirty-five hours a week spent in school will harmonize with this biblical mandate. In commenting on this high calling, Don Beebe, our Head of School, remarked in a recent article,
“One can see why we believe a Phil-Mont education is much more than a luxury for our families and students. It is an increasingly necessary requirement in the preparation of individuals for living a life of faith in our society.”
So, what is the Phil-Mont difference? Excellent academics plus a consistent Christian world-and-life view. What could be more important?