Our Philosophy of Education
The Bible is replete with passages that make God's mind known to us concerning the education of our youth. The home is
the primary training center. God has provided the church to carry out His Great Commission, which involves teaching and
training. (Deuteronomy 6:1-25)
Parents have been entrusted with the principle task of rearing their children in the home. The Christian school, through
the auspices of the local church, has been charged with the responsibility to assist parents with the task of providing an
academic education to their children. In addition to that, the Christian school is to help reinforce in the life of each young
person the Biblical values taught in the home. The school does not stand in the place of the parent, but rather is designed
to work along with the parent. (Ephesians 6:1-4, Matthew 28:19, 20)
We believe that God has established a testimony in us, and He has commanded us to make the testimony known to our
children so that a godly generation of young people will be raised up and that the generation to come might know God
and set their hopes in Him. (Psalm 78:1-7)
The Wilton Baptist Academy is a ministry of Wilton Baptist Church. Its function is to serve as an extension of the
Christian home in the education of our children for the glory of God. Godly teachers teach our children the principles of
God's Word to be "an example of the believer in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity."
Ultimately, our mission is to train Christian young people for a lifetime of Christian service.
The purpose of Wilton Baptist Academy is to present all truths from the superior viewpoint of faith in Jesus Christ and to
indoctrinate our children with God's perspective. In fact, all knowledge, understanding, and wisdom come from God and
no academic subject can be properly understood apart from that revelation.
Therefore, there are three main ingredients to education: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Knowledge is the
discovery of fact, principle, or concept. It grows from the simple to the complex and is contained in all academic subjects.
Understanding is the ability to evaluate the facts. Wisdom, the most precious of all, is the ability to make judgements in
light of understanding - the ability to put the facts to use in the daily situations that arise in our lives. The Bible refers to
these ingredients of education as treasures, and all three of these treasures come from God and God alone. (Proverbs
The Bible teaches "Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." (Luke 2:52) Our Lord has
provided us with His salvation to accept and His example to follow. Therefore, Wilton Baptist Academy seeks to develop
the total person in the following areas:
To lead the student to accept God's gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ alone as Savior.
To develop attitudes and values consistent with the teaching of the Scriptures.
To instill a personal responsibility to God for individual behavior.
(John 3:16; Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 3:1,2; I Corinthians 6:19, 20)
To help students find and follow God's will for their lives.
To help students develop a knowledge of and love for God's Word with result in obedience to it.
To help students learn to enjoy their relationship with God.
To help students become imitators of our divine example, the Lord Jesus Christ.
To help students develop spiritual discernment and character.
To produce students who fulfill their responsibility of reaching the lost with the Gospel of Christ.
To instill in the students a love for God's church.
Since God's Word is the source of truth, all subject matter is taught in light of the Scripture.
(John 17:17; Colossians 6:19, 20)
To impart to students a command of common knowledge and basic skills.
To help students develop the ability to analyze, think, reason, and make correct decisions.
To produce students who will live a mentally disciplined life rather than a feeling-oriented life.
To provide academic excellence. (II Timothy 2:15)
To challenge students to develop their talents and abilities for the glory of God, not self.
To build a foundation for furthering education.
To help students understand that they are "fearfully and wonderfully made."
To teach students how to adjust to the various adverse circumstances that may confront them in life.
To produce students who have an unwavering faith in God's presence, power, and provision.
To develop a love for God first and then others.
Physical and Social
Since God created man a tripartite being (body, soul, and spirit) and realizing that for the Christian, his body is the
residence of God the Holy Spirit, the school stresses the development and care of the body. (I Corinthians 6:19, 20)
Wholesome forms of recreation and exercise are encouraged. (I Timothy 4:8)
Personal cleanliness and good grooming are emphasized.
Dress consistent with Biblical standards is expected. (Romans 12:1-2; I Timothy 2:9)
Appropriate friendships and relationships between boys and girls are stressed. (II Timothy 2:22)
Patriotism is taught. (Romans 13:1-4)
To help students understand their Scriptural responsibilities in the home and in public.
To help students learn respect for the person, property, rights, opinions, and feelings of others.
To teach students the importance of working together to accomplish a goal.
To produce students who are able to conduct themselves properly in any given situation.
Academy Office: Mon. -
7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Kindergarten (K4 & K5):
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1st Grade - 12th Grade:
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
|Wilton Baptist Church
"Building Faith, Family, and a Future Together"
755 Saratoga Road, Wilton, NY 12831
www.wiltonbaptistchurch.com (c) 2009