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Starting a Christian School?

Christian schools can take many forms, so whether you are seeking an established school building full of teachers and students, or gathering a few families together each week to meet in your local church building, we can provide and connect you with the resources you need to get there.

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SchoolBox Provides Content, Coaching, and Community

Receive Training On:

  • Drafting your school identity

  • Setting up your legal structure

  • Planning your finances, facilities, and fundraising

  • Marketing your school

  • …and much more!

The SchoolBox program provides free, world-class instruction on how YOU can start a Christian school. We’ll even match you with a mentor to guide you along the way.  Questions? Contact

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Selecting a Curriculum?

Step 1: Consider your mission statement, vision statement, and philosophy of education.

On Mission and Vision Statements, ask:

  • What do these statements say about the goal of my organization?

  • What are the core components of these statements? Key terms such as "Academic Excellence," "Discipleship Based," "Leaders," wholistic," etc. impact the role of curriculum at your school.

Philosophy of Education:

  • What is the role of education in the development of a child? At each stage of development?

  • What is the role of the teacher in the classroom? The role of textbooks and learning materials?

  • How is knowledge best acquired? What are the methods of learning you want to use in your school?

  • What is the role of technology in the classroom?

Step 2: Write out philosophy or goal statements for each content area.

  • What do you believe about the content/subject?

  • How you will infuse, illuminate, and instruct a biblical worldview through the content/subject?

  • How will the teaching of this content be consistent with your mission and philosophy of education?

  • What is the impact you expect this content/subject to have on your students by the time they graduate?

For each subject consider:

  • What is the essential information they must gain?

  • How will it shape students' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors?

  • How will it form desired aptitudes and habits of mind?

Step 3: Evaluate potential curriculum options.

  • Evaluate potential curriculum purchases in light of your philosophy statements. Classify each option as comprehensive, missing a singular element, missing multiple elements, or missing many core elements compared to your philosophy and goal statements for each subject area.

    • Does this curriculum address what we believe about this content?​

    • Does the curriculum address why it is important to teach this content?

    • Would the curriculum help our students think with a Christian worldview?

    • Does the curriculum address the formation of desired aptitudes, qualities of character, and habits of mind?

    • Is there a planned, purposeful body of knowledge?

Step 4: Continue to evaluate curriculum based off of feedback and student success.

  • Selection curriculum is not a 1-time event. This should be a regular activity that you and your leadership team go through to ensure that students' knowledge is moving from their heads to their hearts and that teachers are satisfied with the resources provided to them. 

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