The Bible is the foundation of all truth. According to Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
We also believe that it is our God-given responsibility to teach God’s Word to our children. Deuteronomy 11:19 states, “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
In his book, “The History of New-Hampshire”, 1831, Jeremy Belknap, D.D., recites a quote that captures the spirit of the early American colonists. “It concerneth New England always to remember that they are a plantation religious, not a plantation of trade. …worldly gain was not the end and design of the people of New England, but religion.”
In his conclusive work on politics in the United States, “Democracy in America” 1833, Alexis De Tocqueville says, “but, from the beginning, the originality of American civilization was most clearly apparent in the provisions made for public education”. He goes on to quote “The Code of 1650” which is the earliest collection of laws in Connecticut; “Whereas Satan, the enemy of the human race, finds his most powerful weapons in the ignorance of men, and it is important that the enlightenment brought here by our forefathers not remain buried in their graves; and whereas the education of children is one of the primary interests of the state, with the assistance of the Lord.” Tocqueville goes on to declare that “…in America, it was religion that showed the way to enlightenment; it was respect for divine law that showed man the way to freedom”.
As citizens and Christians we consider it to be our sacred duty to teach and model Biblical truths through our curriculum and our lives.