Our four core values may be easily remembered by the acrostic SOAR
. These values are visually symbolized in our Abington Eagles mascot.
S - Spiritual Strength
We revere the Word of God as the standard by which we think, speak, act, and live (Hebrews 4: 12; 2 Timothy 2:15). Our learning community teaches that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and that all of creation shows the glory of the Creator. Our faculty and staff provide positive role models of Christ-like character and faith. We strive to produce students who are disciples of Christ who love God and His Word.
O - Oneness in Purpose and Love
We partner with home and church in pursuit of the school's mission. Parents ensure that the child receives spiritual training in the home and at church. They also see that the child fulfills his or her academic obligations. In turn, Abington Christian Academy commits to fulfilling its mission, to understanding and teaching each child according to his or her abilities, and to earning the trust of parents. This partnership is characterized by love, respect, compassion, kindness, and peace (Philippians 1:3-6; Proverbs
1:7; Ephesians 5:21-6:4; Hebrews 13:7; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1; Matthew 7:1-5). We strive to produce students who love their families, who love the Body of Christ, and who love members of their school community.
A - Academic Excellence
We value learning and scholarship. The study of God's world and human thought is a worthy pursuit because it helps us understand God and others (Colossians 3:23, 17; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Psalm 19:1). Our learning community emphasizes rote learning, inquiry, investigation, skill development, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, written and oral presentation, and enriching activities. We strive to produce scholars who love to learn and readers who love books.
R - Readiness to Interact Effectively and Lovingly with Society and Culture
We serve one another by understanding--though not necessarily agreeing with--the viewpoints of others and by being ready to speak and to model truth, goodness, and beauty as defined by God (Philippians 2:3,4; Galatians 6:2; 2 Corinthians 10:5). Our learning community promotes engagement with society and culture, affirming what is true, good, and beautiful in everything and seeking to redeem all things to the glory of Christ. We strive to equip students to be in the world, but not of it; to produce missionaries who love the lost; and to prepare citizens who love and serve their neighbors, their communities, and their nation.