SVCA Mission Statement
The mission of Spring Valley Christian Academy is to strengthen young people in their faith by providing them spiritual and academic training in a dynamic Christian environment; where the truths of Scripture become the life-defining qualities of personal character.
Philosophy of Education
The foundational premise of Spring Valley Christian Academy is that there is only one true education: a Christian education, where the truths of Scripture become the life-defining qualities of personal character. In 1995, Spring Valley Christian Academy was founded to meet the need for spiritual virtue and academic excellence among young people.
We believe that spiritual and academic eminence are the fruit of godly discipline and training exercised in a student’s life. We believe that godly character is the foundation which produces the initiative and aspiration to achieve excellence in all areas of life. We believe that when Scriptural truths define personal character, students are empowered to achieve distinction. When students are given the opportunity to grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man- and do so, God is glorified.
The Spring Valley Christian Academy faculty and staff seek to accomplish this through the use of 1) Christian curriculum which glorifies God and encourages the student in godly pursuits, 2) hiring excellent people, people of spiritual maturity and commitment as well as academic strength, 3) small class sizes, where the teacher has opportunity to invest one-on-one in the student’s academic and spiritual training through tutoring, mentoring, etc., and 4) spiritual training, which would be accomplished through daily devotions, weekly chapels, and personal investment by Christian teachers speaking into the lives of students.
The Bible Verse in Proverbs 22:6 admonishes adults to train up a child in the way he should go. The S. V. C. Academy is an extension of the home in training young people. The faculty and staff are committed to working closely with the parents to train the whole child.
Attendance at this school is a privilege and not a right. The school stands without apology for high standards of morality and wisdom.
Our Motto: Plus Ultra
In Valladolid, Spain, the city where Christopher Columbus died, stands a monument to the great explorer. Its most interesting feature is that of a lion standing below the words Ne Plus Ultra, which translates “No More Beyond.” At the time of Christopher Columbus, Spain was the dominant nation of the World. “Ne Plus Ultra” was the motto they believed to be true. There was no more beyond what they had discovered or experienced. In the monument, the lion is reaching up with his paw and destroying the first of the three latin words: Ne, making it: “Plus Ultra – More Beyond!” With new worlds just over the horizon, the belief that there was nothing more was replaced by the confident truth of knowing that there was, indeed more beyond. This truth ushered in the beginning of the Age of Discovery.
SVCA’s motto of Plus Ultra means that because of God and His personal involvement in our lives, our students can discover and experience More Beyond in every area of their life that God has for them.
Statement of Faith
1. The Scriptures Inspired The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21.
2. The One True God The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the Scriptures declare: His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary work on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His exaltation to the right hand of God.
4. The Fall of Man Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Genesis 1:26, 27; Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12-19
5. The Salvation of Man Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Luke 24:47; John 3:3
6. The Ordinances of the Church - Baptism in Water The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. Matthew 28:19
7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. Luke 24:49 Acts 1:8 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of spseaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. Acts 2:4
9. Sanctification Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
10. The Church and its Mission The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven. Ephesians 1:22, 23, Hebrews 12:23
11. The Ministry A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry that has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in: Evangelization of the world; Worship of God; Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son; Meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.
12. Divine Healing Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16, 17; James 5:14-16
13. The Blessed Hope The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church. 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17
14. The Millennial Reign of Christ The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years. Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27
15. The Final Judgment There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48
16. The New Heavens and the New Earth “We according to His promise, look for new Heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21
One of the basic reasons parents enroll their children in the Spring Valley Christian Academy is to obtain a quality educational experience which is grounded in moral values. This school uses the Biblically based School of Tomorrow curriculum, which includes Scripture memory passages and references to God and Jesus Christ. The curriculum is designed to help students develop moral character, a sense of accountability, and wisdom in their lives. Standards of personal conduct, school policies and curriculum continue to build the student’s sense of responsibility and integrity.