Philosophy and Purpose
God has ordained three basic institutions – the home, the church, and the state (civil authority). In His plan, parents/guardians have the primary responsibility for training and educating their children, while the church/Christian school has an important supportive role. Forge Christian High School believes that the school is to be an extension of the home with authority delegated to it from the parents/guardians. In a Christian school, there must be unity of purpose between home and school. At Forge, all teaching is presented from a Biblical worldview, ever directing students’ focus to Jesus Christ who alone is the source of life, wisdom, and eternal salvation. He alone can lead a student into the proper path (Psalm 25:4-5). A student’s vital relationship with the Lord will greatly aid academic, social, intellectual, and physical development.
The entire Forge staff is committed to provide the full curriculum - body (physical), soul (intellectual), and spirit (spiritual). Forge Christian High School’s goal is to support the biblical mandate given to parents/guardians for their children; "bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4) Young people need the continuity of ONE message – focusing upon a Biblical worldview about life, creation, and education. Forge desires that students will increasingly develop the character of Jesus Christ, “growing in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and men.” (Luke 2:52). Scripture strongly emphasizes that parents/guardians and teachers are called 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)
Forge stands firmly upon the historical truth and moral foundations of Christianity. These include, but are not limited to, the sanctity of life, the biblical definition of marriage, the attendant boundaries of sexuality and moral conduct, and the clear biblical teaching that gender is both sacred and established by God’s design. Forge believes that every person is created in the image of God and any attempt to de-value a person on any basis is an affront to God Himself. Parents/guardians who choose to enroll their children at Forge Christian High School are agreeing to support these and other basic biblical values derived from historical Christianity and the relevant Christian positions embraced by Grace Church, under whose authority the high school rests. Parents/guardians understand and agree that Forge Christian High School will teach these principles and biblical values.
Additionally, the leadership of Forge Christian High School urges parents/guardians to recognize their scriptural responsibility to provide their children with a Christian education (Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Psalm 78:5 & 6, Proverbs 22:6) and to understand that the primary responsibility for this task rests with the parents/guardians (Ephesians 6:4). Forge was founded on and continues to operate upon biblical values and the commitment of Bible-believing Christian parents/guardians who enroll their children in an intentionally Christian environment.
Forge Christian High School will consider admission for students from all families who are willing to support Forge’s philosophy and purpose, student conduct requirements, and the school’s above-stated positions, as well as being willing to allow and support their children to be educated and influenced in an intentionally Christian environment. Continued enrollment at Forge is contingent upon this same understanding and support.