Education Philosophy

The Vision of RGCA is to:

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
~ Proverbs 22:6

Our goal to to train children in the ways of God, while giving them an education that is practical and of a high standard for the future of our youth.

“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and. with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shall 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.” Deut. 6:5-7

We believe these Scriptures command us to teach our children God’s way of life as shown in His Word, the Bible. At R.G.C.A. we will not teach as truth anything that goes against that Word, but we will help the children committed to our trust to learn to love and follow that Word. We will teach them to be separated from the world and unto God.

The Christian school is not a substitute for the home, but an extension of it. We will endeavor to strengthen Christian principles taught in the home, but we cannot teach them without the same teaching in the home. Ours is a partnership in obeying God’s commandment to, “train up a child in the way he should go.” The partners are; the home, the school, and the church, and all three are under God. According to Scripture, the rearing of children is the responsibility of the parents. The school’s place in training children, is only what the parent’s delegate to the school. Therefore, it is imperative that the parents agree with the teachings of the school. That can be accomplished through fellowship and teaching God’s word in the Church.

It is important to understand that attending R.G.C.A. is a privilege and not a right. We are not a reform school but a training school, seeking to train Christian youth in the highest principles of Christian life. Any student who does not comply with our standards may forfeit the privilege of attending R.G.C.A. We sincerely hope that each student will develop a love for Jesus Christ, which will cause him to have strong school spirit. We are thankful that we are able to have such a school in our country, and hope the students will also be thankful. It will be up to them to vote to insure that we keep these freedoms in this great Republic as they grow up and take their places as citizens of the United States of America.

ELIGIBILITY: Who may attend R.G.C.A.?
R.G.C.A. is a ministry of Rio Grande Baptist Church. The church and school have a racially nondiscriminatory policy and therefore shall not discriminate against student’s applications on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin. R.G.C.A. is for members of Rio Grande Baptist Church and members of local area Baptist Churches, with a recommendation from their Pastor. Upon acceptance, a probation period of 3 months will be required.