Once, I used a kind of Epoxy to repair my leaky rowboat. It was the kind where you mix two substances until they make a white paste and then you smear the paste on the leak. When the paste dries it forms an incredibly strong bond with the aluminum of the boat and the leak is sealed. The Epoxy I was using is a great picture of how our homes and school mix together to help children form an incredibly strong bond with their Savior, Jesus. Like the Epoxy compounds, the home and the school each contribute.
A fundamental reason our Christian schools were formed is that parents believed that the story of salvation, a deep understanding of God, and living a life dedicated to serving God are all so important that they need to be the focus of home, school, and church.
These reasons for Christian schools are still true today. They still form the basis of why parents send their children here to GRCES. Sure, we provide a great education. Sure, we serve children as individuals. Sure, GRCES is a safe learning environment staffed by caring, committed Christians. But...the heart of Christian education lies in homes and school mixing together to develop and nurture the bond between the children we love and the God we serve.