The other type sees academics as a distraction from spiritual development and sacrifices a commitment to programmatic excellence. Both of these approaches fall prey to the misconception that academic excellence and spiritual development are mutually exclusive. This false dichotomy does students a disservice. Instead of an “either-or” approach, we believe a true education is reflected in a “both-and” approach. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy is unique in that excellence in academics is pursued in a truly Christ-centered environment. By “Christ-centered”, we mean that a Christian ethic and understanding permeates all activities of the school, both academic and non-academic. What this means in practice is that a Christian worldview is integrated into the teaching of all subjects, and it is done so in the context of a high-quality academic program. As each subject is taught, our students learn that God’s brilliant design enhances understanding; it does not diminish it. Our Christ-centered focus is underscored by the scripture verse that is our school’s foundation. When asked which is the greatest commandment, Jesus replied:
"You shall love the Lord your God
With all your heart
And with all your soul
And with all your mind."