Philosophy of Education
We believe that in order to "train a child in the way he should
go" the learning experience must encompass all aspects of life-spiritual, moral, social, cultural, political, historical,
scientific and academic. We believe all of these aspects must be grounded in a Biblical World View in order to ensure that
"when he is grown he will not part from it".
We believe in striving
for excellence in this style of Christian Education by motivating and training a child to "educate himself". We
believe that one of best ways to motivate children to "educate themselves" is for the student to be ‘hands
on’ with their learning by exploring and experimenting with the real world around them in respect to science, math,
physics, technology, politics, our society and other cultures. We believe this method of education encourages each student
to probe deeper, think harder, and understand at a higher level; while creating an excitement to present their discoveries,
results, and opinions to others.
We believe that the Christian student must understand
that just as God designed every action to have a reaction in regards to science, also every personal action will have a consequence
in regards to life. Therefore, education must not only guide a student through his/her academic years, but it must have a
foundational effect that carries on into his/her business and personal life as a mature Christian adult.
We believe that this philosophy of education will bring forth great leaders of tomorrow who will share their faith
in Christ, spread the gospel, and help lead our country back to the conservative Christian social & political values that
America was founded upon by our forefathers.
Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy
SVIPA admits students
of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin to its student body and/or its faculty. It does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin in administering its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships,
loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.