While Biblical integration must be part of a Christian school’s curriculum, our objective is for this to be transmitted by our instructors, who daily model their love of God and impart this naturally through their subject matter. The truest Biblical integration must permeate student’s lives; it must be integrated into the very heart, soul, and mind of students - a work which only God can truly do. Hebrews 4:12 states, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” As students study God’s Word, they must be taught to see God’s standard of truth as a plumb line for all events: past, present, and future. By challenging students to look at everything through a Biblical lens, Biblical integration is not simply part of the curriculum, it is actually a model for living Coram Deo “in the presence of God.”
When choosing a textbook, CDA’s goal is to put the very best resource into our students’ hands. When a Christian textbook meets the highest academic standards, it is our preference to select it. However, if a secular textbook better meets the rigorous content requirements of a specific course, it may be utilized. A textbook is a tool in teaching a specific course, and it does not make up the entirety of the course. Many of our instructors hold advanced degrees and several are seminary graduates, and their knowledge and expertise is critical to the success of the curriculum development and instruction. During the construction or revision of a course, instructors spend time researching and integrating Biblical worldview. Students are challenged and equipped to think Biblically and critically throughout every academic discipline.
Coram Deo Academy is a private school and is not affiliated with a specific denomination. Our students represent many different denominational backgrounds. This often leads to interesting and passionate discussions in the classroom about topics on which fully-committed, Spirit-led Christians may earnestly disagree. These conversations are part of the richness of a Coram Deo Academy education, as they are started at school and drive students toward their parents and pastors for deeper understanding and conviction.