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Your Common Questions About Christian Schools: Answered

March 01, 2023
By Berean Christian School

If you've found yourself on our website, reading our mission, and aligning with our beliefs, you might be considering sending your child to our school. However, you may be on the fence about choosing a Christian school for your child's education.

What exactly is a Christian school? How does it work? Would you feel welcome?

Many questions run through people's heads when they think about Christian schools. We're here to answer a few of the most common ones.

Are Christian Schools Private?

Christian schools are all private. This is because public schools cannot favor a religion. However, as you'll read below, Christian schools cannot discriminate based on religion.

Many private schools out there are Christian without people even realizing it. This is because the purpose of the school isn't to push religion but to put religious teachings into practice to give children the best education possible.

On the whole, children from private schools generally fare better on tests than kids from public schools. If you're looking to give your child the best education possible, it might be time to start looking into private schools.

What is the Difference Between Catholic and Christian Schools?

Usually, when one hears about religious schools in this country, Catholic schools are what come to mind first. But what's the difference between Catholic schools and Christian schools? Technically, Catholic schools are Christian schools since Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity.

Of course, the most obvious answer is that Catholic schools are run along the lines of specifically Catholic doctrines. If your family is another denomination this might make you uncomfortable. Since catholicism contains some different beliefs than other denominations of Christianity, you might want to avoid them if you don't agree with their values.

Catholic schools are also likely to be tied to the Catholic Church as a whole. A Christian school can support smaller, local churches, and choose their own paths.

Can Christian Schools Discriminate Based on Religion?

Christian schools cannot discriminate based on religion. Many people who are not Christian choose Christian schools because of their strong moral and educational values.

Do Christian Schools Celebrate Halloween?

When researching schools, you might have found that many Christians do not believe in celebrating Halloween. To many, it's a pagan holiday that does not align with Christian values.

However, there is no national Christian policy on Halloween celebrations, and its celebration differs on a school-to-school basis.

Do Christian Schools Require Vaccinations?

Christian schools do require children to be immunized. This does not limit itself to the COVID-19 vaccination, but all the standard vaccinations required of a child.

Keep in mind that these policies have existed since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Though certain people's beliefs differ, it's the responsibility of the school to keep as many children as safe as possible.

Christian Schools Are a Great Option

As you can see, Christian schools are a great choice for anyone looking to give their child the best education possible. They may not be as strict as they might seem at first, and focus on providing a great education.

All Christian schools are different and have different ways of spreading their teachings. For more information on our particular school, contact us today.