Christ-Centered…at Home and at School
ECS was founded on a distinctive Discipleship Model that requires one parent to have a testimony of faith in Christ in order for the child to attend. ECS is the only Christian school in the Memphis area that adheres to this philosophy which is what sets us apart.
Strengthens Faith…Bonds Families
The unique philosophy of our school allows our students and families to benefit from a nurturing Christian community comprised of the home, church and school. Faith is made stronger and relationships grow closer on and off the campus as students are surrounded with those who share the common bond of love for Jesus Christ.
Prepared for the Future….Biblically Sound
ECS provides a comprehensive program in academics, the arts and athletics, all developed and taught through a biblical worldview. This biblical worldview enables our students, faculty, coaches and activity sponsors to explore, discover and apply truth in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the concert halls.
Students graduate from ECS prepared to grasp the opportunities and take on the challenges the world has to offer with knowledge of the truth that the Lord has imparted to them to guide their paths and proclaim His Glory.
Why Christian Education?
(excerpts from an article by Jim Drexler in WORLD Magazine)
Whether you have been committed to Christian education for years or whether you are just now exploring the possibilities, consider the following:
- A Christian school is not a place where a few “ornaments” like prayer, chapels, and Bible classes merely complement an otherwise secular education. Genuine Christian education seeks to integrate God’s Word into every facet of the curriculum as well as co-curricular activities.
- A Christian school is not a “safe house” from the world (or) a reform school for families who have exhausted other options to solve their problems. The Christian school should be their first choice, the place where Christian families, the church, and the Christian school can prepare students for effective lives of service in God’s kingdom.
- Christian education seeks to produce competent graduates who know the world as well as the One who created it. Studying God’s world from the perspective of the Word is critical. We can understand life only as we view it through “the spectacles of Scripture.”
There are those who object to Christian schools saying:
- “We want our children to be in the real world.” What is the “real” world for Christians? Is it a world informed by secularism, or one dominated by the love, reconciliation, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ?
- “We want our children to be a witness in the public schools.” Should the youngest members of God’s kingdom be on the front lines, or is it wiser first to train and prepare them?
- “We would like to have our children in (a) Christian school, but we can’t afford it.” What better stewardship of personal finances than to use them for the education of covenant children?
- “The Christian school is hypocritical.” Christian schools do not claim to be perfect any more that churches do. The difference with the Christian school is the way in which it deals with sin, how it models restitution and accountability, and how it encourages repentance and restoration.
The Christian school, working together with the Christian home and church, longs to introduce its students to the source of all truth. Therefore, the decision for a Christian education is the best choice a family can make.
The mission of Evangelical Christian School is to provide the
Christian family a Christ-centered, biblically-directed education
that challenges students to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to develop
the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character, leadership and service to others.