Parents are mandated by God to educate their children. Children are gifts from God (Psalm127: 3-5). Parents are responsible to “train up” their children in the way of the Lord and not in the way of the world (Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4). God’s people are told “Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen…for the customs of the people are vain” (Jer10:2,3). Proverbs 19:27 states: “Cease my son to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.”
It is obvious that God has been very careful to instruct and warn parents as to the type of education a child is to receive.
A Christian school under the direction of a church serves as an extension of the home in assisting the parents in fulfilling their Christian responsibility to “train up” their children.