Why A Christian Education
Whitehall Christian School focuses on preparing students not just for success in this life, but for eternity. The ultimate goal of each teacher is to see each student in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Parents appreciate the stable learning community of
Whitehall Christian School and the stronger relationships they are able to develop with their child’s teacher. There are more opportunities for parents to be involved, whether it is volunteering in the classroom, assisting with a field trip, or participating in school events.
“The benefits of having older students offer assistance to younger students are supported by research. Studies show that both the student being tutored and the student doing the tutoring improve academically.” Anderson, R.H. and B. Paven
Nongradeness: Helping it Happen
Students in Whitehall Christian School are encouraged to become active members of the local community through various community service projects. From putting on a musical program at the nursing home to raking leaves for an elderly person in the school neighborhood, students are actively engaged in showing God’s love to the world.
Remediation & Enrichment
In single and multi-grade classrooms, remediation and enrichment activities can be more discreetly arranged than in traditional classrooms.
Whitehall Christian School has a low student-teacher ratio. This allows for more individualized attention and instruction. “The benefits of smaller classes extend beyond test scores and student engagement. In addition to the longer-term positive attributes of small class sizes in the early grades, benefits include continued academic and life success.”
Adolescents who practice religion on a regular basis do better in school than those who are religiously disengaged, according to research from the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE). The findings indicate that religious communities socialize adolescents to cultivate two habits highly valued in school: conscientiousness and cooperation. “Religious engagement may influence grades more than researchers realize.”
Whitehall Christian School students benefit from a curriculum especially designed for single and multi-grade classrooms. Whitehall Christian School uses excellent, high-quality standards-based materials for all classrooms. The curriculum is designed so that students are constantly connected with Christ and the possibilities He has for each life.