Recognizing that the primary responsibility for education rests with the parents (Psalm 78:5, 6), Eastern Road Christian Academy (Online) serves as an extension of the family to aid parents in this task.
The philosophy of Eastern Road Christian Academy and it’s online academy is based on the premise that man’s ultimate purpose is to glorify God (I Corinthians 6:19, 20; 10:31).
The Academy exists to help students reach their full potential by guiding them and developing them spiritually, morally, personally, socially, vocationally, and academically (Luke 2:52).
ERCA teachers and administrative staff must be born-again Christians who are consciously committed to Jesus Christ, knowing their lives serve as examples to those whom they teach. The faculty and staff recognize that only when a student accepts Christ as Lord and Savior of his/her life can he/she realize his/her own unique potential (Romans 10:10-13).
Education and learning are biblical imperatives (Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Proverbs 3:1-9); therefore, all instruction is biblically-based (Deuteronomy 4:2-9). Specific content grows from the following:
God’s mandate at creation for mankind to have dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:1; 26-28), requiring learning in the areas of language, mathematics, the physical and natural sciences, technology and fine arts.
The hostile environment resulting from the Fall of man (Genesis 3:9-24), intensifying his need to understand all areas of general curriculum, as well as the social sciences. health sciences and the study of God’s written word.
The command for Christians to evangelize the lost and to disciple believers (Matthew 28:18-20), underscoring the need to learn all of the above disciplines.