The philosophical foundation of Washington Christian Academy is the historic Christian faith, which is revealed in the Bible and summarized in the confessions of the Reformed tradition. This Christian faith is foundational to the school's doctrinal and ethical instruction, its academic program, its teaching methods, and its community life. Washington Christian Academy seeks to integrate this faith into all aspects of its mission and to specifically teach all subjects from a distinctively Christian perspective. The school strives to exalt Christ, the Creator, Redeemer, and Ruler of all creation, in all aspects of knowledge and learning.
Adherence to the Christian faith in the Reformed tradition is not an excuse for narrowness, provinciality, or a simplistic approach to the educational task. The open recognition of the concern of the Creator in this endeavor should stir all students to the full expenditure of their energies in performing a work worthy of His honor. Since He is the source and definer of all truth, the pursuit of truth should be carried forward with full enthusiasm and vigor and without fear.
God makes truth available to us from two sources: His works of creating and governing all the affairs of this world, and the special revelation from Him found in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. From these two sources, we learn truth concerning the whole of life. Although the Scriptures are not to be regarded as a textbook for modern science, they present truth in whatever they state or imply about the whole realm of knowledge. At the same time, truth as it is found in God's general revelation (creation) may enlighten the meaning of Scripture at many points. Particularly because of its verbal character, however, Scripture speaks with a unique authority about the world in which we live and how we are to live in it.
Our students represent the embodiment of potential for the future. Because human beings are made in the likeness and image of God, they possess unlimited promise of service to God and to society.
Distinctive gifts and inclinations must be uncovered in the educational process so that students come to recognize their particular callings. As teacher and student interact, the potential inherent in the learner should emerge. Under the guiding hand of the teacher, the learner can find the delicate balance between freedom and discipline.
Washington Christian Academy admits students of any gender, race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance, athletics, or any other school-administered programs or hiring practices.