Shawnee Mission Christian School - Mission Statement

It is our belief that the Lord gave parents the responsibility to train their children in the way they should go. (Proverbs 22:6).  Parents have a great responsibility of guiding and disciplining their children in thinking and behaving like their Savior.

The primary goal of Shawnee Mission Christian School is to assist the families of Olivet Baptist Church and other local fundamental churches in the education and nurture of their school-age children by providing a Christ-centered, academically sound Christian School environment.  It is therefore our purpose to assist Christian parents in their responsibility to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) by providing a Christ-centered academic environment.  We are an extension of the Christian home so Christian parents can fulfill their God-given responsibilities to their children. (Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 19:27; Jeremiah 10:2)

The basis of our school is the Word of God (also see statement of faith).  Our Christian School has the responsibility to provide the best academic education that integrates the Word of God throughout the complete curriculum (Proverbs 1:7 - “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge"). With this in mind we work toward our students developing a personal relationship with Christ as well as a Christ-centered worldview.  The standards, policies, and curriculum have all been developed to provide growth in the following areas: spiritual, social, physical, as well as intellectual (Luke 2:25).

Education is the realization and application of God’s truth.  Parents and teachers function as agents to reveal God’s truth to the students (Deuteronomy 6:1).  The final realization of education is when students apply God’s truths to their own lives.

The desire of Shawnee Mission Christian School is to be a place where Christ is the center.  The teachers and staff work toward Christ-likeness, to model before the students the principles of Christ (found in Philippians 2) as an example of daily life.  The environment we strive for is one of excellence in all we say and do because we belong to Christ Jesus and want to exalt Him.

Shawnee Mission Christian School realizes that these Christian ideals can only succeed where parents are involved with their children, these principles are honored and practiced in the home, and church is attended regularly.