About Foundations 4 Advancement
Foundations 4 adVANCEment strives to stand among the nation’s leading private schools and is driven to foster the full potential of each student, through a rigorous curriculum, engaging teachers and a nurturing learning environment. We will prepare our students to be a strong force in the global community and to be recognized as models of active and ethical citizenship.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Father is eternal, all knowing, present everywhere, and all-powerful. God is holy, righteous, and just. His love, grace, mercy, and justice were manifested in the sacrificial death of his only begotten son, giving salvation to all who believe.
We believe in the absolute deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the absolute humanity of our Lord through his virgin birth. We believe in the sinless life of our Lord, though he was tempted at all points in his humanity. We believe that he suffered in our place and died to satisfy God’s justice; we believe in his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his personal return in glory and power.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Lord, who convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates the lost. He is the gift of the Father and of Christ to the church, indwelling all believers, sealing them in the body of Christ unto the day of redemption. He is the divine teacher who guides believers into all truth. He imparts his fruit and his gifts to all believers. Believers should display the fruit of the Spirit and exercise the gifts of the Spirit as found in scripture.
Founding Principles and Core Values
In partnership with parents, Foundations 4 adVANCEment pledges to integrate these values, not only in our policies but also in our daily lives.
As leaders, we know our value. We recognize the importance of ethical behavior and exhibit both their values and ethics in our leadership style and actions. We will display leadership ethics and values every single day. We will lead by example.
Character requires that we display positive character traits in every area of our lives. People should see me as a role model, through exhibiting respect for myself, others and anyone that I come into contact with.
Respect for ourselves and others is fundamental. When we respect others, we treat them with honesty and integrity, welcome their differences, and celebrate an open and creative discourse. When we respect ourselves, we commit to a moral and honorable life.
Responsibility requires that we do our best in all that we undertake. We have an obligation to ourselves to fulfill our own potentials, we have an obligation to others to fulfill the commitments that we have made, and we have an obligation to ourselves to lead lives of meaning and purpose.
We seek excellence in all that we undertake, setting goals and achieving them, constant in our commitment to moral behavior. Excellence is a product of diligence and persistence, risk and sacrifice; we celebrate our successes and those of others.
Foundations 4 adVANCEment's Philosophy of Education
Foundations 4 adVANCEment's is committed to the biblical view that all wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Jesus Christ. (Colossians 2:2, Proverbs 2:6). We believe that although man was originally created in the image of God, it was through the sin of one man, Adam, that spiritual and physical death resulted for all mankind. It is only through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on the cross that man is capable knowing God and having a right relationship with him (Romans 5:17). Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father. (John 14:6).
We believe the Bible is the infallible word of God, and that it contains wisdom that is current for this generation. There is no divide between the sacred and secular, for God reveals Himself through His written word and Creation (Romans 1:20, 2Timothy 3:16). A Christian worldview seeks to teach all subjects as part of the total truth of God, and the revelation of His nature and character. We believe that effective education is multi- faceted, training and ministering to a child’s spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth in light of Biblical authority. We encourage students to become all that God has created them to be to the glory of God the Father.
We affirm the biblical truth that parents have the primary responsibility for teaching God’s word to their children. We believe that we are “co-workers” with parents, who have the Biblical mandate to bring up their children in the” training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesian’s 6:4). We also affirm that a family’s commitment to a local biblically based church is scriptural (Hebrews 10:25). It is through the partnership of family, church and school that we pray to train a generation that is “thoroughly equipped for every good work”. (2 Timothy 3:17)
Finally, as an academy we are committed to providing an education that is committed to excellence. It is our desire that as a faculty we provide the role model for our students to do all things as unto Him (Colossians 3:23), and to the glory and honor of Jesus Christ (1Peter 1:7).