The American Academy recognizes three distinct purposes of Christian education. First, there is the purpose of preparing students properly for their future calling, not only by providing a superior college-preparatory curriculum and instruction, but also by recognizing the importance of building character so that the student may better reap and enjoy the fruits of scholastic achievement. Second, although family and church have the central role and responsibility in providing for the spiritual education of the student, the Academy also recognizes the school’s role. The classroom plays an integral part in teaching students the truths of Scripture, which alone are able to provide for a moral foundation and personal happiness. Lastly, the Academy has a duty to prepare students to be intellectual leaders of a free society, as illustrated by the quote from George Washington, “of all dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
In the modern secular age, pervasive conformity to the dogma of moral relativism has led to an obsession with mere technical competence in certain “practical” fields, and a lack of interest in moral wisdom and the rich heritage of Western Civilization. The American Academy shall stand as a training ground for a new generation of leaders who have intellectual and technical skills superior to those trained in other schools, ready to take leadership positions in commerce, the professions, arts, politics, education, theology, and every honorable calling. Their strength shall arise from their moral foundation, their Christian faith, knowing the truth about the purpose and meaning of life.