From time-to-time we hear questions about the value of a Christian education as compared to that of a secular education. We answer that with a simple statement that we believe that a school's ultimate purpose should be to educate and equip children to understand the truth about life, the world, and their place in it.We also believe that in order to understand these truths, the deeper questions regarding the meaning and purpose of life cannot be ignored as appropriate to all developmental levels. The curriculum of public education cannot guide students through these deeper questions of life, and it cannot use the Word of God as its standard of truth. Christian Schools, on the other hand, seek to equip students to recognize the Lordship of Christ in all subject areas of learning, and to respond in obedience to His call to be transforming influences in society. Secondly, not only does a school shape a child's mind, but one also cannot ignore the impact that a school has on the heart of a child. All schools have a vision for the kind of person they want their students to become. In other words, schools do not only teach information, but they also seek to educate life choices which influences the living actions of a child's life. The power a school has to impress a worldview on a youngster is significant. To us, the goal of Christian education is to guide children towards an understanding that God is at the center of every pursuit of knowledge. Not only that, but Christian schools also strive to challenge students towards allowing God to mold their hearts in submission to Him, and in doing that, they equip them to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the world. There is no greater purpose for a school than to guide students towards embracing the world in this way.
Ultimately, the value of a Christian school lies in its educational focus, and the open Christian witness of every teacher; not in the perfection of its student body. In fact, we might say it's because of the sinfulness of our children and the lure of worldliness that the choice for a Christ-centric education should be made.—Margaret McHale, Principal
Open Door Christian Academy has been Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association
“Open Door has made a positive impact on the lives of my children and my family.”
“My child is encouraged to grow spiritually, academically and emotionally, and to serve one another.”
"My children were welcomed with open arms by the teachers, staff and other students. They love their new school."
"What sets Open Door apart from other schools is the warmth and atmosphere coming from the teachers and the staff. They have been wonderful to work with.”
“ODCA provides a unique family atmosphere where the students feel like they belong and the teachers truly care about them.”
Seeking an organized, energetic individual for the position of PE and Health teacher. Responsibilities include teaching K-8th grade physical education classes and middle school health. The PE teacher may also fill the role of Athletic Director by organizing the middle school sports schedules, practices, and games. May include teaching other classes such as computer. Will consider part time applicant without teaching additional classes. Bachelor’s degree required and ACSI certification preferred. (Can obtain ACSI within first year of teaching).
Teacher needed for the 3 year old preschool class. Must love children and have a heart for the mission of the school. Responsibilities include planning lessons, teaching the children and communicating with parents. Seeking an organized, flexible person who wants to be a part of a growing program. Morning hours 8:00am to 12:00 noon. Prefer bachelors and/or Early education certification. (CDA).
Teacher needed for NEW 2 year old class. Must love children and being a part of their early growth and learning. Part time morning hours needed. Need to be organized and have good communication skills. Enjoy being a part of a ministry to God’s little ones. Early education certification or credentials preferred.
If interested in any of these positions, please contact Meg McHale, Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org or send resume/application to Open Door Christian Academy, 1260 Fort Washington Avenue, Fort Washington, Pa 19034