The Value of a Christian Education

The Value of a Christian Education

At Sarasota Christian School, we believe there are many benefits of a Christian education.A recent study confirms that Christian schools help students remain faithful as young adults. Using the most recent Cardus Education Survey data, analysts found that attending a Christian school has a measurable effect on graduates that is distinct from the influence of family, socio-economic background, or church life.

Among the findings in the new report Walking the Path: The Religious Lives of Young Adults in North America (David Sikkink, 2018), there are three key ways in which graduates of Christian high schools are different than public school grads:

  • Christian school graduates are much more likely to pray, read the Bible, attend church regularly, and tithe.
  • Christian school graduates report significantly higher belief in orthodox Christian teachings, such as the belief that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and that the Bible is infallible in matters of faith and practice.
  • Christian school graduates are less likely to switch religious affiliation or turn from the faith of their childhood.

“Church and family life are important in young adults’ spiritual formation, but our research reinforces the fact school plays an important role in this as well,” said Dr. Beth Green, education program director at Cardus.

We couldn't agree more! At Sarasota Christian School, Biblical truths are seamlessly integrated into classrooms, extracurricular activities, and athletics. We invite you to come discover for yourself how Sarasota Christian School can help your child build a firm foundation of faith.

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