WHY REDEEMER

  • Redeemer Day School provides a preschool program that is not only academically challenging but also integrates Biblical truth into every aspect of the curriculum.  Our teachers are committed Christians who prayerfully seek to instill in their students a love for the Lord and an understanding of His love for us.  We also believe that any work done in His name must be done with excellence; therefore, we set the bar high for our students while lovingly encouraging them and supporting them towards the goal.
  • While Redeemer Day School is a young school, established in 2014,  we are founded on 65 years of experience in Christian education as we carry on the standard of excellence and ideals established by Mrs. Miriam Heiskell of The Heiskell School.  Redeemer Day School has grown out of the commitment of five Heiskell teachers to continue to serve the Lord as we educate young children.
  • Our classrooms are teacher directed.  This tried and true philosophy seems to be harder and harder to find.  Our teachers lead the children in our day-to-day activities rather than the classroom being student-directed or child-centered.  We believe that the Lord has given adults the responsibility to train children.  “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Children feel safe and secure knowing their teacher has established boundaries and keeps them accountable for their learning and behavior.  Children learn to be leaders by having leadership modeled for them.
  • While we as teachers are training children in the classroom, parents have the primary responsibility of rearing their children.  We hope to support parents in this role by mentoring them as they develop a clear Biblical view of parenting that they can put into action.  We keep parents informed of what children are learning in the classroom so that meaningful conversations can occur at home. Families can discuss the Bible stories children are learning and memorize Bible verses and Bible truth questions together.
  • We encourage community within our school family. We believe many lasting friendships can form through our school community, and we provide various opportunities to get to know each other and develop growing relationships. We see our school community as functioning much like a church where we learn together and pray for and encourage each other.  We also encourage open lines of communication between teacher and parent.
  • Our school verse truly sums up our purpose.  We would encourage you to read all of Psalm 78, but here is the portion from which we took our school verses:

“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.  He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments…” (Psalm 78:4-7).

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