God’s word instructs us to teach our children and young people daily the commandments, precepts, and love of God (Deut. 6:6-10).
Northside Christian School is a private Christian school in Crowley, Louisiana. It was established in 1980 as a ministry of Northside Assembly of God after several years of prayerful consideration. Recognizing the tremendous responsibility to the parents, their children, and the community, which this lays upon us, we have, nevertheless, accepted this responsibility with definite direction from the Lord. The primary reason for the operation of Northside Christian School is to fulfill the Great Commission which commands the church to go into the world and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teach the commandments and the ways of the Lord. It is the objective of Northside Christian School, as an arm of the church, to evangelize the community and to edify the body of Christ, and thereby educate young people in the knowledge of Him as Lord.
We believe a Christian school is an extension of the Christian home in training young people for time and eternity. Northside Christian School will provide students in the Acadiana area the opportunity to receive a quality education in a Christ-centered environment, being taught by Spirit-filled Christian teachers. The text books, written by Christian educators, are also Christ-centered and patriotic.
Northside Christian School is Approved by the State of Louisiana Department of Education in grades 8 – 12. State approval affords our students rights and privileges granted to public school students, including eligibility in the TOPS program. We are also a member of Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
The philosophy of Northside Christian School is derived from the Bible. God’s word instructs us to teach our children and young people daily the commandments, precepts, and love of God (Deut. 6:6-10). The teachings of Jesus and Old Testament wisdom imply an approach to life that includes discipline, separation unto God, love, and godly fellowship.Total education of a young person must include an approach to teaching whereby the spirit, soul, and body of a person are taught. Teachers of the truth must be concerned about the whole person. Jesus said “I am the way, the Truth, and the Life.” Knowledge and truth are entered in the person of Jesus Christ. Since Jesus Christ is the Truth, then everything taught is a presentation of Him. The staff of Northside Christian School endeavors to present this philosophy of our school in the following practical ways:
1: To bring all children to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and that He is the answer to all things. To create them a desire to know God, to grow in Him, and to show forth His glory.
2: To present academic subjects in the light of God’s Holy Word.
3: To provide daily instruction in the Bible as to Christian faith and practices.
4: To develop in our students those attitudes and habits that make for strong Christian citizenship.
5: To provide a Chapel service that brings all students to a positive encounter with Christ and an opportunity for parental attendance.
The goal of this school is not to reform but to train Christian youth of every ability in the highest principles of Christian leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship. Our goal is to provide each student with the skills and knowledge to enable them to develop to the greatest possible degree their spiritual, emotional, social, and physical maturity.The administration recognizes the importance of the home’s influence in the education of a young person. The home, church, and school form a tripod of influence in a young person’s life. It is therefore vital that all three of these institutions be Christ-centered and consistent in the values they embrace. As the home works with the school in a cooperative effort, the educational success of a student is ensured.Students and parents are expected to regularly attend and belong to a Bible-believing church.