The following objectives of Red Lion Christian Academy are founded on the Word of God and reflect the school philosophy, vision, mission, purpose, goals and church mission. Just as Jesus grew and developed in every aspect of His being (Luke 2:52), it is the goal of RLCA to encourage the growth of each student in every area of his life.
Spiritual - To develop convictions in the child and help him experience God's work in his daily lifestyle by developing the ability to see life from God's point of view, and thereby be like-minded with Christ. (Philippians 2:1-9, Psalms 111:10, Isaiah 54:13).
- A personal relationship with Jesus Christ - Discipleship.
- A greater understanding of God's written Word, the Bible. Open communication with God through prayer.
- Self-control and self-discipline through the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Convictions about God's Word and life.
- A desire and opportunities to proclaim the Word - Evangelism.
- An opportunity to express one's love of God - Worship.
Academic - To develop and maintain curriculum and staff that is of the highest quality, thus challenging each student to academic excellence - realizing that the ability to learn is a gift from God and should be properly invested in the lives of others. (2 Timothy 2:15, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Colossians 2:6-7).
- The skills and abilities necessary for independent learning beyond the walls of the classroom.
- Fundamental skills in communication, math, science, technology, and fine arts.
- The ability to apply fundamental skills to practical situations.
- Knowledge and skills required for future educational, vocational and economic competence.
- A love of learning and a joy in discovering the truth.
Character - To develop virtuous attitudes, desires, and power to do the will of God, thus resulting in a Godly self-image, self-control, and Godly leadership. (Romans 12:2-3, Psalms 139, Isaiah 54:13).
- An image of self as God views him - made in the image of God, yet sinful.
- The ability to deal with difficult situations.
- Sensitivity to emotions, which can be channeled to build character (love, joy, sorrow, loneliness, grief, etc.).
- Appreciation for the fine arts.
- Virtuous attitudes.
- Actions that minister to others - Ministry
Social - To train students how to develop proper and lasting relationships with family, self, those in authority over him, those for whom he is responsible, and friends. (John 15:13, Romans 13, Matthew 18:15-35, Colossians 3:17).
- A desire to build a loving relationship with each family member.
- A desire to build a loving relationship with other Christians - Fellowship.
- A growing ability to "love one's neighbor as oneself".
- Knowledge and appreciation for the American heritage and citizenship, with the rights, duties and responsibilities they imply.
- Understanding of other peoples, cultures, and societies.
- Understanding how to relate to people in authority.
- Understanding how to relate to people as a leader.
Physical - To develop the mind and body by encouraging proper exercise and nutritional habits to inspire a lifelong commitment to the care of God's temple - the body. (Romans 12:1-2).
- An understanding of the body as the temple of God.
- The application of good health and nutrition practices.
- Physical skills, which enable the student to enjoy wholesome recreational activities and daily living.
- Habits that will maintain a strong and healthy body.
In addition, the goals that emanate from the Church mission, school philosophy, vision, mission, and purpose of RLCA are:
- To provide professionally competent Christian teachers and staff who live and practice Christian principles, work in partnership with the families, and integrate Christ into the curriculum. (Proverbs 3, 1 Corinthians 3:11).
- To assist families and students in establishing goals and priorities that will be useful and reinforced in the home, church, and school. (Ephesians 6:1).
- To foster an understanding of each individual student so that families and teachers are better equipped to recognize the individual and spiritual creation of each child. (Proverbs 22:5).