Excellence in Christian Preschool Education
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Philosophy

New Tampa Christian Academy (NTCA) ia an integrated auxiliary of Tampa Bay Presbyterian Church, and is primarily committed to educating the children of this church. It seeks to provide a curriculum that reflects their various needs and is faithful to the Holy Scriptures as interpreted in the Westminster Confession of faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Additionally, NTCA is committed to educating children of other professing Christians, regardless of race, color or national origin.

The family unit is of foremost importance to NTCA because it is the foundational human institution ordained by God. Believing that parents have the responsibility for educating and nurturing their children, NTCA also recognizes that church and school must work together with the family to provide a unified world and life view. The school is not to take the place of the home or the church but is tasked to help both fulfill their Christian responsibilities.

We consider this passage of Scripture on education to be foundational:

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

Accordingly, the Academy provides a disctinctly Christian God-centered education. This is in sharp contrast to modern secular education that is imbued with a man-centered view of the world. A distinctly Christian education is an education that will do the following:

Place Holy Scripture at the center of all learning – the Bible is used to evaluate all of life

Provide a clear model of the Biblical Christian life through our staff and board

Teach the true Gospel and encourage each child to recognize their own sinfulness, and their need of salvation in Christ Jesus.