Our Philosophy, Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith & Belief
Escondido Christian School embraces the motto "Home, School, Church . . . Partners in Christian Education." Believing that it is the primary responsibility of the parents to educate and train their children, ("Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Prov. 22:6; Deut. 6: 4-9), ECS strives to come alongside the home, in working together with the church, to equip and inspire young minds in their pursuit of Godly wisdom as they work to gain a deeper understanding and intimate knowledge of their Maker and the world He has created for them. It is our belief that every human being is uniquely imprinted with the image of God ("Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'" Gen. 1:26), and should therefore be given every opportunity to discover and pursue their highest God-given potential. It is our high calling to create a safe and nurturing, Christ-centered environment where students can grow and be challenged both spiritually and academically; as well as, socially and physically. Understanding the awesome power of God's transforming love ("Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" II Cor. 5:17),we at ECS remain steadfast in continually presenting the Gospel message, and giving opportunity for all students to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
"Home, School, Church ... Partners in Christian Education."
Escondido Christian School and Preschool, working together with home and church, provides a Christ-centered spiritual, academic, and physical foundation in a Biblically-based environment, guiding children into a daily walk with Jesus Christ to produce Kingdom-driven citizens.
The vision of ECS is to provide students with the foundation necessary to become people whose lives reflect a commitment to Christ, who are strong in character and who pursue excellence in all they do. Graduates of ECS will have developed a strong relationship with Jesus, be intellectually prepared for higher academic learning and demonstrate godly character in their daily lives.
Statement of Faith & Belief
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. As such, it is fully trustworthy in all it teaches and affirms. (2 Tim. 3:16, 17)
We believe that God is our loving Heavenly Father who has revealed Himself as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is therefore a Trinity, or Triunity, three distinct Persons, yet of one and the same essence. (2 Cor. 13:14)
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and cannot be saved except through faith in the death and resurrection of Christ. Therefore, we speak of the “new birth” as a radical spiritual transformation when the old life is put away and the new life in Christ is received. (Romans 8, 12 & John 3:16)
We believe in the personal work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, equipping him for service and exalting Jesus Christ in his life. The phrase “baptism in the Holy Spirit” is used to indicate the special anointing and empowering in the life of the believer. (Acts 2:4)
We believe in the personal and imminent return of Jesus Christ to this earth. Every believer is admonished to be prepared for and anticipate His coming. (1 Thess. 4:16, 17)
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ on earth, and Jesus Christ is the Head. The Church is comprised of all who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and are living a life consistent with that confession. (Acts 16:5 & Hebrews 10:25)