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Philosophy

The purpose of North Valley Baptist Schools (NVBS) is to educate and train the whole student—physically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. Because the Lord requires a fit vessel, guidelines for personal habits, definite dress codes, and proper leisure time activities are provided. The principle of self-discipline is the basis of our disciplinary structure. We believe the student must honor the rights of others and respect the individual’s freedom.

Not only must our students have their appearance and actions reflect the Lord Jesus, but they must also acquire wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to serve the Lord. Therefore, the Bible is not substituted for any academic subject, but is integrated into the entire educational program. The Bible is taught so that the student will develop sound values that will govern every step of his life.

NVBS desires to send out into the world, young people who will be lights in this night of spiritual darkness. The objective of our school is to prepare full-time Christian workers to be thrust into the harvest field. Our purpose is to train young people for full-time Christian service and our desire is that every student will seek God’s perfect will for his life.

As a ministry of North Valley Baptist Church, NVBS holds, without apology, to the church’s statement of faith. A copy is available upon request.


Character Development

One of our chief goals at NVBS is to encourage Christian character within each student that will be evidenced by his outward deportment whether he is at home, school, or elsewhere. The character of a student should remain the same, regardless of his location. An undisciplined life is largely an unproductive life. Emphasis at our school is on “What is my duty?” rather than “What can I get out of it?” This response prepares for a life of stewardship. We remind students that “whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31).


Classroom and Personal Behavior

Students are expected to respect the authority of teachers and adults at all times. Students are to be honest and to exhibit kindness and respect for others at all times. We expect our students to reply to adults courteously. They should behave as young ladies and gentlemen. No student shall use profanity or inappropriate slang. “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29).


Purpose and Philosophy of Discipline

Our purpose in student discipline is to provide a foundation and to produce the character of Christ through the implementation of Biblical principles of correction. According to God’s Word, obedience to rules is designed to protect a person for God’s best rather than for a life of surrender to the world (Genesis 2:17; Romans 6:13).

Our philosophy in the application of a disciplinary system is to exhibit a spirit of concern and control. Our concern is motivated by a desire for each student to travel in the direction that God would have for him. By God’s grace, our attitude of discipline is never carried out with a goal of hurting, but rather to protect the student from unprofitable life directions. Control is also very necessary in our disciplinary system. Our system is designed to be meted out with equality, based not on who the student is, but on the basis of what principle and policy the student has violated. This does not eliminate the element of mercy, but mercy must be tempered, lest others view it as permissiveness.