Distinctives

What makes an education at Phil-Mont distinctive among other schools promoting Christ-centered education?

While you can identify some of the philosophical distinctives in our Mission, Vision and Values, the emphasis found on a day-to-day basis centers in the way we view people.

  • At Phil-Mont we practice a personal passion for Jesus Christ in our own lives and we endeavor to communicate that same passion in the lives of our students. This personal passion seeks to reach beyond an allegiance to a particular church or denomination and into the broader community. We seek to have our young people know God, love God, and prepare to serve God in their everyday living.
  • The atmosphere of Phil-Mont is characterized by loving relationships in recognition of and in response to God’s grace in individual lives. Phil-Mont teachers demonstrate a genuine care and love for their students. Our commitment reaches beyond the teaching of course content and into their hearts and lives.
  • Admissions at Phil-Mont focuses on discipleship. A Phil-Mont education is open to students from families in which at least one parent has a credible profession of faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. Our role is to partner with those parents and with the discipleship efforts of area churches to help raise young people committed to honoring God every day.

How do we measure program effectiveness at Phil-Mont?

Phil-MontĀ believes the importance of academic excellence is tied to greater considerations than merely test scores. We believe it is important to seek to learn much about the world not simply in order to get into a good college or get a good job. Rather, we learn about the world in order to do the tasks that were given to us as a privilege and responsibility by God at the time of creation. We are to “subdue the earth and rule over it.” We become the caretakers of God’s creation to use for His purposes and glory and to enjoy as His gift to us. At Phil-MontĀ a broader picture of education includes academics, but also training in worldview thinking and biblical character development. Therefore, we measure program effectiveness using the following criteria:

Academic Achievement

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Gen. 1:28

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Prov. 1:7

  • Standardized testing scores show Phil-Mont students at an average of 2-3 years ahead of national norms.
  • Advanced Placement students consistently achieve scores sufficient to qualify them for academic credit at the college level.
  • The percentage of graduates enrolling at 4 year colleges and universities of choice is 96%.

Worldview Thinking

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Rom. 12:2

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Cor. 10:5

  • Regular prayer, scripture memorization, chapel services, devotionals and godly modeling of the Christian life are important aspects of a Phil-Mont education.
  • Annual evaluations of students include reports of demonstrated worldview thinking.

Character Development

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Tim. 4:12

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13

  • Community service hours are required of each of our graduates as part of training for continuing service commitments within the communities in which they will live.