AN OPEN LETTER FROM AN ALUMNI FAMILY:
When we were faced with the decision of where to send our oldest to kindergarten, we wanted to be very intentional about our choice. Though we had both graduated from Algoma Christian School, we felt the desire to explore other options and see where God and God alone was leading us to send her.
We already felt that based on her personality, homeschooling would not be a good choice for us at that time. So we began to research the various educational options in our area. Since moving was not out of the question, we looked into several area public schools as well as charter schools, various Christian schools, and even a local classical academy. Though each option offered various "good" qualities, we kept coming back to one thing: filters. How much will we be able to filter out there?
Then we would come back to the option of Christian education. Though we knew the teachers would not be perfect and the children would be no different, we also knew that the filters that would be required at other institutions would not be necessary at Algoma. We could trust that Biblical truth and grace would be behind everything that was taught here. From teaching the truth of Creation in the classroom to encouraging Biblical principles for conflict resolution, each aspect would be building our child's foundation of faith.
No matter how many programs were offered at other schools, that foundation could not be surpassed. No matter how much we could save financially at other schools, nothing was more valuable than that foundation in our child's heart.
Our children will grow up in the world. This we know. No matter how hard we try, we will never be able to shield them from the effects of living in this fallen world. But, we do have the extraordinary opportunity to equip them with a foundation of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His Word. Christian Education stands with us, not against us, in this process, and for that we will be eternally grateful.