It is with great joy we bring the light of Christ into the realm of educating His children. We are an academy in which the Reformed outlook on life weaves through our principles and practices. This page further explains this perspective and its desire of having every aspect of life fall under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Scripture and Thinking
Who We Say That God Is
The Nature of Mankind
We teach children that when Adam fell, we all fell. The seed of sin was planted in each of us at that time. We believe that the Fall has tainted every aspect of our human experience–both physically and spiritually. We suffer as a result of the fall. Because sin permeates our very beings, we are not able to please God without His saving grace. Wonderfully, God chooses to set each of His children free from the curse of sin. He knows the future because He has planned it and uses it for His glory and honor.
We are Redeemed
We acknowledge each member of God’s family (including our children) is an heir to the wonderful effects of Christ’s redemptive work on the cross. While we were born sinful with no prospect of hope in ourselves, a child of God is now beautifully grafted into the branch of Life with all the other children of God. We believe that Christ paid for our sins and we have a new life to live for Him. As a result, we have a hope for the resurrection of the body and for an everlasting relationship with the Lord Jesus.
Christ is Lord
We want the children who attend Phil-Mont to know that God has power over every thought, word, desire and experience they have, no matter how they feel. We desire that all students recognize the shallowness of the world’s concept of independence and see dependence on Jesus as King of their lives to be the superior desire. It is also important to us that our students recognize that God calls them to be students and that he will ultimately call them to a life’s vocation. We believe it is vital for the children to understand God’s desire for man to have dominion over the animals and to explore, discover and subdue the earth to the glory of God its Maker. We believe Christian parents are commanded to teach their children diligently and not to conceal from them the praises of the Lord or His strength and wondrous works. We believe God’s children will put their confidence in Him and not forget his amazing works while keeping His commandments. We believe that by delegated authority, our teachers stand in loco parentis, cooperating with parents in the endeavor of passing along a Christ-centered world-view. With this influence, we believe children will come to interpret life and the world in the light of Scripture, to the glory of God and to the benefit of His Church as well.
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