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Atlantic Shores Christian High School 1217 N. Centerville Turnpike Chesapeake, VA 23320 479-9598 www.ShoresChristian.org Cathedral of Faith Christian 2020 Portlock Road Chesapeake 23324 545-8050 http://www.cofcogic.com/school.htm Cedar Road Christian Academy 916 Cedar Road Chesapeake 23322 547-9553 Chesapeake Christian Academy 1229 Hazel Avenue Chesapeake 23325 420-9504 Cornerstone Christian School 1212 Willow Avenue Chesapeake 23325 424-7230 www.cornerstonechristianschool.us GBC Enrichment Center & School 835 Greenbrier Parkway Chesapeake 23320 548-9280 Great Hope Baptist School 1401 S. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake 23322 482-5121 www.greathopebaptist.org/School Greenbrier Christian Academy 311 Kempsville Road Chesapeake 23320 547-9595 www.gcagators.org Indian Creek-Welcome Independent Baptist School 1200 Kempsville Road Chesapeake 23320 547-3552 Mount Pleasant Christian 1613 Mt. Pleasant Road Chesapeake 23322 482-9557 http://www.mpcs4kids.org Providence Baptist School  501 Providence Road Chesapeake 23325 523-6480 Stonebridge School 1629-A Jolliff Road Chesapeake 23321 488-2214 http://www.stonebridgeschool.com
Majesty Christian Academy 10487 Harcum Road Gloucester 23061 (804) 694-5258
Bethel Christian School 1647 Briarfield Road Hampton 23669 826-7711 http://www.bethel-baptist-church.org Calvary Christian Academy 2311 Tower Place Hampton 23666 325-4CCA(4222) ext 300 www.cca.calvarycommunity.org Calvary Classical School 403 Whealton Road Hampton, VA23666                                262-0062 http://www.calvaryclassical.org Central Baptist School 3100 Butternut Drive Hampton Emmanuel Lutheran School 23 Semple Farm Road Hampton 23666 865-7800 http://www.emmanuel-hampton.org Faith Outreach Education Center 3105 W. Mercury Boulevard Hampton 236666 838-8949 First United Methodist Church Preschool Hampton, VA (757) 723-0090 Gloria Dei Lutheran School 250 Fox Hill Road Hampton 23669 851-6292 http://www.gloriadeilutheranschool.net Hampton Christian High 2419 N. Armistead Ave. Hampton 23666 838-7427 hchs@hamptonchristianschools.com, Hampton Christian Schools 2424 N. Armistead Ave. Hampton 23666 838-2355 maes@hamptonchristianschools.com St. Mary Star of the Sea School 14 N. Willard Ave. Hampton 23663 723-6358 http://www.saintmarystarofthesea.com
Denbigh Baptist Christian School  13010 Mitchell Point Rd  Newport News 23602  295-2654  http://www.dbcs4christ.com Denbigh Christian Academy  1233 Shields Rd.  Newport News 23608  874-8661  Gethsemane Baptist Church  Learning & Child Care Center  3509 Chestnut Avenue  Newport News 23607  244-5419  Holy Tabernacle Christian Academy 14749 Warwick Boulevard Newport News 23608 886-9515 Ivy Baptist Child Care Center  50 Maple Avenue  Newport News 23607  245-1781  Olivet Christian Church Kindergarten 14425 Old Courthouse Way  Newport News 23602  877-2154  Orcutt Baptist School  653 Oyster Point Lane  Newport News 23602  249-2323  http://orcuttbaptistschool.org Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School 52 Harpersville Road Newport News 23601 596-2754 http://www.olmc.org Parkview Christian Academy Dayschool 1116 Briarfield Rd  Newport News 23605  826-4074  Peninsula Catholic High School 600 Harpersville Road Newport News 23601 596-7247 www.peninsulacatholic.com Peninsula Christian School  6148 Jefferson Ave.  Newport News 23605  Rhema Christian Center  331 Maple Ave  Newport News 23607  244-1258 St Andrews Episcopal School  45 Main Street  Newport News, VA  23601 596-6261 http://www.standrewsschool.com St John Childcare Center  2416 Orcutt Avenue  Newport News, VA  23607 Summit Christian Academy K-6  69 Saunders Road  Newport News, VA  23601 599-9424 or 867-7005 www.scaschools.org Trinity Lutheran Day School  6812 River Road  Newport News, VA  23607 245-2576 http://www.tls.pvt.k12.va.us  Warwick River Christian School  252 Lucas Creek Road  Newport News 23602  877-2941
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Azalea Garden Christian School 5160 Beamon Road Norfolk 23513 855-3563 Bayview Christian School 707 Bayview Blvd. Norfolk 23503 588-5687 Calvary Christian School 2331 E Little Creek Rd Norfolk 23518-3205 (757) 480-4400 www.ccss-va.org Christ the King School 3401 Tidewater Drive Norfolk 23509 625-4951 http://www.ctkparish.org Greenhill Farms Christian Academy 969 Philpotts Road Norfolk 23513 853-0111 Holy Trinity Parish School 154 W. Government Avenue Norfolk 23503 583-1873 www.holytrinityschoolva.com Norfolk Christian Schools 255 Thole St. Norfolk 23505 423-5770 www.norfolkchristian.org READY Academy Christian School 418 East Bute Street Norfolk VA 23510 (757) 622-5650 www.readyacademy.org St. Mary Academy 921 Holt St. Norfolk 23504 622-7246 St. Pius X School 7800 Halprin Drive Norfolk 23518 588-6171 www.piusxparish.org Tabernacle of Prayer Christian School 3611 Colley Avenue Norfolk 23508 625-4977 Tidewater Christian Academy 5225 Elmhurst Ave. Norfolk 23513 857-5358 Trinity Lutheran School 6001 Granby St. Norfolk 23505 489-2732 www.trinitylutherannorfolk.org
Alliance Christian Schools 5809 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth 23701 488-5552 http://www.alliancechristian.com Central Christian Academy 1200 Hodges Ferry Road Portsmouth 23701 488-4477 jblythe@discovercentral.org Portsmouth Catholic Elementary School 2301 Oregan Ave. Portsmouth 23701 488-6744 http://www.pces.info/ Portsmouth Christian Schools 3214 Elliott Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23702 393-0725 www.portsmouthchristian.org St. Christopher School 3300 Cedar Lane Portsmouth 23703 484-6776 Sweethaven Christian Academy 5000 W. Norfolk Road Portsmouth 23703 484-4082 http://www.sweethavenchristian.org
First Baptist Christian School 237 N. Main St. Suffolk 23434 925-0274
Anchor Christian School 3624 Dupont Circle Virginia Beach 23455 460-0024 Atlantic Shores Christian School 1861 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, 23464 (757) 479-1125 www.ShoresChristian.org Back Bay Christian Academy 1212 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach 23457 757-426-7943 Bishop Sullivan Catholic High 4552 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach 23462 467-2881 www.chsvb.org Calvary Baptist Day School 4832 Haygood Road Virginia Beach 23455 499-4076 Canterbury Day School 3164 Magic Hollow Road Virginia Beach 23456 468-2245 Central Baptist Theological Seminary 2221 Centerville Turnpike Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464 479-3706 www.baptistseminary.edu Chapel Christian School 1265 Laskin Road Virginia Beach 23451 428-1284 Coastal Christian Academy 640 Kempsville Road Virginia Beach 23464 495-5251 www.coastalchristianacademy.com Emmanuel Episcopal Church Day School 5181 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach 23462 499-7393 www.emmanuelvb.com Emmanuel Lutheran Church  School 3900 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757-340-3739 www.emmanuellutheranvb.org Gateway Christian Schools 5473 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 23462 499-6551 www.gatewaycrusaders.com Gateway Christian College 5473 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 23462 499-3924 www.gatewaychristiancollege.com Ivy League Academy 4413 Wishart Road Virginia Beach 23455 499-6064 http://ivyleagueacad.com Kempsville Presbyterian Church Day School 805 Kempsville Road Virginia Beach 23464 495-4611 www.kpcdayschool.com Level Green Baptist 1305 Level Green Boulevard Virginia Beach 23464 424-1279 New Light Baptist School 5549 Indian River Road Virginia Beach 23464 420-0945 Norfolk Christian Schools 1265 Laskin Road Virginia Beach 23451 423-5770  or 428-1284 http://www.norfolkchristian.org Old Donation Episcopal Day School 4449 N. Witchduck Road Virginia Beach 23455 499-2283 www.odeds.org Open Door Chrisitan Academy 3177 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach 23452 340-6683 Rainbow Christian Learning Ctr. 3333 Stoneshore Rd, Virginia Beach, 23452 368-8186 Regent University 1000 Regent University Drive Virginia Beach 23464 226-4127 www.regent.edu St. Gregory the Great School 5354 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach 23462 497-1811 www.stgregory.pvt.k12.va.us St. Matthew’s School 3316 Sandra Lane Virginia Beach 23464 420-2455 Star of the Sea Catholic School 1404 Pacific Ave. Virginia Beach 23451 428-8400 www.saintmarystarofthesea.com Tabernacle Baptist Academy 717 Whitehurst Landing Road Virginia Beach 23464 420-5476 www.tabernacle-vb.org Tabernacle Baptist Bible College & Seminary 717 Whitehurst Landing Road Virginia Beach 23464 420-5476 www.tbbcts.org Tidewater Area Christian PreSchool 2961 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, 23451 TACFinfo@gmail.com Virginia Beach Christian Academy 5277 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach 23452 473-1190 www.plcvbca.org
Living Word Academy 1100 Industry Drive Yorktown, VA 23693 867-8024 www.thelivingword.net Summit Christian Academy Upper School 4209 Big Bethel Road Yorktown, VA 23693 867-7005 www.scaschools.org Yorktown Christian Academy 2855 Denbigh Blvd Yorktown 23692 898-2942
Gilead Christian Academy 8660 Pocahontas Trail Williamsburg 23185 229-4654 Greenwood Christian Academy 5100 John Tyler Highway Williamsburg 23185 345-0905 www.kingswaychurch.net Providence Classical School 6000 Easter Circle Williamsburg 23188 565-2900 www.pcsvirginia.org Walsingham Academy 1100 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23187 229-6026 upper school 229-2642 lower school www.walsingham.org Williamsburg Christian Academy 101 School House Lane Williamsburg 23188 220-1978 www.williamsburgchristian.org
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What is a Christian Education?
A Christian education is one in which the infallible truths of Scripture reign paramount. They form the foundation upon which all academic pursuits are built, and for that reason, students are often better able to reach their full educational potential. As Solomon writes, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10). God expects children to be taught the truth in every subject. That requires educators to approach their craft - and their lives - from a biblical worldview. Otherwise, teachers are wholly incapable of instilling or reinforcing that worldview in the lives of their students. Rigorous academics, no matter how thorough, will miss the mark if the reality of God is denied. Conversely, augmenting a secular academic program with a religion class - no matter how true - will fall short. Students need a challenging, compre-hensive academic curriculum built on a foundation of biblical absolutes. Some institutions prepare students for a job. Others equip students for life. Only a Christian education has the potential to do both, because only a Christian education is grounded in the knowledge of our Creator, who grants wisdom and understanding to anyone who seeks him first. Some parents ask, “Does God’s Word tell me how to educate my child?” The first part of this answer has to do with your role as a parent. You are the God-appointed leader of your children, so it should come as no surprise that the overwhelming task of raising and educating them is in your hands. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4) The question is what are you supposed to teach them? And God has a great deal to say about that. Deuteronomy 11: 18-21 for example, He says the education of children is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week process that must take place from birth through maturity. “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Here is the problem. Public schools have banned the book upon which you as a Christian have based your life. The question is not, “should I consider a Christian education?” But rather, “why should I consider anything else?” The education of children and youth must be based on God’s Word as absolute truth. If the school your children attend adopts any other approach, it is competing directly against your training at home, and ultimately, against the training God wants you to give your children.
Christian parents, “do you want your children to grow in relationship with their Creator and live a life of purpose and meaning, and have your children be able to discern and discover God’s will for their lives and to have access to His blessings, goodness and favor?” That’s what students receive at a Christian school, an education that is from an eternal perspective based on a personal relationship with God that will be lived out in some kind of service to the kingdom of God and to others. It is an education not only of the mind, but of the heart as well, to love God, and to love and serve others. An education for an eternity! The ultimate reason to consider a Christian school education!  You will find many excellent Christian schools listed below:
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Number of After-School Good News Clubs Continues to Grow Since Supreme Court Ruling in Support of Child Evangelism Fellowship
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The number of after-school Good News Clubs, Bible clubs sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship, the largest Christian ministry to children in the world, grew for the twelfth straight year since 2001, the year the Supreme Court upheld the clubs' right to meet after school in public school buildings. At that time, there were 1,155 after- school GNCs in the United States, with less than 17,000 children enrolled. By the end of 2013, there were 4225 clubs attended by 174,174 children. Also, impressive is the fact the number of children enrolled at the end of last year is 11.5% higher than in 2012. After-school GNCs, which require parental permission for a child to attend, offer a healthy mix of engaging Bible instruction, memory verses, songs and fun- filled games for elementary school children who are taught that one's faith in Jesus Christ is evident through loving others. To see what real impact the after-school GNCs are having on the public schools, Child Evangelism Fellowship conducted a survey last year of 224 public school principals in 28 states. Of the principals surveyed, 87.4% responded that they had personal knowledge that after- school Good News Clubs have been "a positive experience for their school." 52.2% reported noticeably improved behavior on a part of the students who participate in the Good News Clubs. Said one of the responding principals, "...the students who are in the Good News Club rarely receive discipline referrals to the office. Undoubtedly, the club has been a successful part in our curbing bullying and classroom disrespect for the children." "We are grateful for the positive impact that after- school Good News Clubs are having on public schools," said Mr. Moises Esteves, vice president of USA Ministries for CEF, "Knowing that God loves them helps children to love others. Every day, we see children come to us who are spiritually hungry, who know sorrow and brokenness, and we see the gospel of Jesus Christ change their lives." Take 18-year-old Kayla who credits the positive direction of her life to her involvement in an after-school Good News Club as a child. The Good News Club helped her overcome the emptiness she felt by her father's abandonment, she says, by sharing with her the love of God. She benefited so much from the Good News Club that at the age of eight she led a GNC at recess for her friends who could not attend the after-school club. "If there was no Good News Club, if I never brought that paper [permission slip] to my mom that this is something I want to be in," said Kayla, "it's kind of a scary thought to wonder where my life would be. The Good News Club kind of changed my whole life. It set the Lord in my life." To keep up with the number of after-school Good News Clubs around the country, CEF has increased its full- time staff to 710 to handle the demands of training, screening and equipping more than 25,000 volunteers who lead the clubs. Still, the demand keeps growing. Many principals around the country are asking for Good News Clubs. Thankfully, pastors and congregations across the country are becoming increasingly interested in meeting the spiritually needs of children. Many have agreed to partner with CEF and provide the volunteers to lead a Good News Club in their local school. "We are excited about the momentum that is growing," said Mr. Esteves, "There are 65,000 public schools in the U.S. What we have accomplished so far is just the beginning." For further information about after-school Good News Clubs or about Child Evangelism Fellowship, please visit cefonline.com.
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The Peninsula Christian Education Foundation
The Peninsula Christian Education  Foundation is the first Christian foundation  approved on the peninsula to provide  scholarships for underprivileged children  to attend private education at Christian  schools on the peninsula.  The Virginia Department of  Education has approved the Peninsula  Christian Education Foundation as a  qualified scholarship foundation under the  Education Improvement Scholarships Tax  Credit Program.      Donors to the foundation will  receive a 65% tax credit on Individual  Virginia income taxes. Businesses may  also claim the credit against Corporate  Income Taxes, Virginia Bank Franchise  Tax:, Virginia Public Service Corporations  Tax, Individual Income Tax.  90% of all funds donated under the  program will be paid for scholarships to  provide underprivileged and lower  income(300%of poverty level) families the  opportunity to receive a private K-12  education at Christian Schools in  Hampton, Newport News, York County,  James City County and Williamsburg.  Sanford Pankin, the executive  director and founder, said today that " I  want to give children the choice that my  daughter Rachel had to experience   Christian values. We sacrificed to enable  her to graduate from Hampton Christian  Schools and I am proud to say she is a  sophomore at George Mason."   The Peninsula Christian Education  Foundation is the first scholarship  program located on the Peninsula and the  first organization in Virginia specifically to  provide scholarships for K-12 children  under this program.  More information can be found, including pre-authorization forms at  doe.virginia.gov/school_finance/scholarshi ps_tax_credits  or by calling Sanford Pankin 757- 477-8510 .
Why You Should Attend a Bible School
I have been involved with Bible school for a total of 17 years. I first spent two years as a student and later continued on as a teacher, academic dean, and presently serve as the president of Bethany Bible Training Center. Looking back on my various experiences, I can honestly say that everyone, regardless of age, walk of life, or calling, can benefit from a season at Bible school. “Before You Go” has become our slogan for this year’s effort to enroll new students. Whether it means attending before you go off to college, before entering a profession, marriage, or even retirement, time spent at Bible school can help you receive the spiritual foundation you will need for whatever is ahead. Bethany Bible Training Center is here to help you lay that foundation in your life. Let’s look at what the Bible says concerning “before you go.” Scripture tells us that Jesus in sending out His disciples was intentional about their preparation. In Mark 3:13-14 it says that Jesus “went up into a mountain and called near those whom He would. And they came to Him. And He ordained twelve that they should be with him.” We see here that the Lord went to a private place and called the disciples to first come and be with Him before he ever sent them out. If I am to go out and represent someone, doesn’t it make sense that I should know the person I am representing? Doesn’t it also make sense that the better I know that person, the better I can represent them? Of course another benefit in getting to know the Lord before being sent out is that He has the power to change me, to strengthen me, and empower me by His Holy Spirit. Seeing that Jesus first called his disciples to come and be with Him, consider how that calling may apply to your own life. Before you go off to college, consider taking some time to become grounded in the Bible and in your personal relationship with the Lord. Statistics tell us that we are losing our Christian youth to the relativistic philosophies being taught in most of our nation’s colleges, and to the intimidating bombardment of godless professors who push the “new” atheism and mock Christians as being close minded, homophobic bigots. The prevalence of immoral behavior in college dorms and the attitude that says “anything goes” is another avenue of spiritual assault that our young people must be prepared for. Many Christian youth who go off to secular college end up shaken in their faith and often abandon the church due to these ungodly influences. So before you go, come and get grounded in the word of God and in a personal relationship with the Lord and His Holy Spirit. It is through knowing the Lord personally and His word thoroughly that you will be able to stand and be a strong witness for Christ in an environment that is only becoming darker. “Before you go” into the marketplace and begin a profession that will shape your future, it is crucial to know the voice of the Holy Spirit. Setting aside time to hear from the Lord concerning who you are to be, what you will do and where you will go will have a significant and lasting impact on your life. “Before you go” into marriage may be the difference between a disaster and a wonderful, life-long, productive family that can be an amazing witness to those you come into contact with. There is no better place to meet your mate than in Bible school. You will have sat under the same teaching and shared many experiences together that will help to strengthen your bond in the future. You will understand what the Bible teaches concerning marriage and what the Lord expects of each of you in your role as a godly husband or wife. You will learn what it means to be equally yoked with a mate in a shared vision and calling. For example, a missionary marrying someone who has no desire, intention, or calling to go anywhere outside the United States just because “she’s pretty and I love her,” likely will not last. “Before you go” into retirement, consider that the Lord may have other plans for you. We are living longer, healthier lives today and many are making plans to buy that little house by the water and live happily ever after. What if the Lord has an entirely different plan for your life? What if He has a plan to use you as a missionary or a teacher in a foreign school, or who knows what? Before putting your feet up and “living the dream,” consider taking a year or two off to see if the Lord might have something else in mind. Many retirees go on to serve the Lord in amazing ways that they never dreamed were possible because now that their lives are free, the Lord can send them out. If you are approaching one of these life-changing seasons, please consider that maybe the Lord would have you set apart some time for Him, “before you go” ahead with your plans. Also, if you know someone who would benefit from a season set apart for the Lord, encourage them to come as well. Perhaps the Lord has something unexpected for you; you may find yourself in a whole new exciting plan that you had not even considered as a possibility. We are living in exciting times. Do not just choose the course of life that everyone is “supposed” to follow, but instead put the Lord first and see what He has planned for you. So you see, Bible school is for people of all ages, from every walk of life and calling. Bethany Bible Training Center’s vision is to be a place where one can come into an atmosphere of the presence of the Lord, become grounded in His word, and get to know him personally. This knowing goes beyond learning merely about Him, it’s coming to know Him deeply and personally as Savior, Friend, and Bridegroom. So before you go, come, and be with Him.
What Will the U.S. Be Like If Only God-less Education is OK?
With an Ohio company refusing to hire a graduate simply  because he was home schooled, a leading creation apologist  warns that the culture is becoming more secularized because  public schools are "churches of atheism." NiSource, an energy company of Ohio, has announced that  it will not hire home-schooled students, preferring public school  graduates instead. But as Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis points  out, public schools do not allow God, the Bible, prayer or creation  because they claim they want to remain neutral"  The Bible teaches very clearly you're either for Christ or  you're against Him (Matthew 12:30). There's no neutrality; there's  no in-between," Ham cites. "By secular, that means it has nothing  to do with God. In fact, in the biology textbooks we read that  students are taught that the hull of reality, the universe [and] life  are to be explained by natural processes, and the supernatural is  not allowed in science." So the apologist encourages parents become aware of the  effect secular teaching is having on their children's spirituality.  "Two-thirds of young people are leaving the church by the  time they reach college age," he reports. "And if that continues,  where is America going to be in the future? It'll be where England is  today, where two-thirds of teenagers don't even believe in God."