Wachusett Hills Christian School

SCHOOL HISTORY AND OBJECTIVES

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                The Wachusett Hills Christian School is operated and funded to a large extent, by the Gardner and Fitchburg Seventh-day Adventist Churches.  It exists to provide a quality educational experience in both the academic and religious sense primarily for the members of the Gardner and Fitchburg churches, but by no means to the exclusion of others.  The school was founded in the fall of 1990 to provide a SDA elementary education for the students of the area and was operated on the grounds of Camp Winnekeag, Ashburnham, MA until the spring of 1996.  The school opened for the fall of 1996 at the present location of the new Gardner SDA Church at 100 Colony Road, Westminster, MA. 

                The administration of Wachusett Hills Christian School is striving to ensure that our youth receive a balanced religious, intellectual, social and physical education in harmony with Seventh-day Adventist denominational standards and ideals.  To do this, it is imperative (and our objective) that we provide an atmosphere within the school that will allow the students to continue their growing relationship with Jesus while away from home for the day.  The school will strive to provide this atmosphere and will expect students attending to do the same.  Corrective action will be taken if the atmosphere in the classroom is not meeting our objectives.
 
                We, as Seventh-day Adventists, recognize that God, the creator and sustenance of the church and entire universe, is the source of all knowledge and wisdom.  We accept the divine revelation of God through His Holy Scriptures as the guiding principle in education.  Our teachers are servants of God and their students, children of God.  God is the source of all moral value and truth.  Let us pray that with God’s guidance, our church school will help our children develop Christ-like ideals, beliefs, attitudes, values and habits that will sustain them throughout this life and beyond.
 
                No work ever undertaken by man requires greater care and skill than the proper education of our children.  There are no influences so potent as those which surround us in our early years.  Says the wise man, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).  Seventh-day Adventists believe that their students are the children of God, and their teachers, servants of God.  This school is, therefore, commissioned to follow after the mind and will of God, which is revealed through nature and which is a revelation of His character.