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Sphere of Influence

October 14, 2016
By Jennifer Thompson

I will never forget my son’s first day of first grade. We had just moved from one state to another, and he would be attending a Christian school for the first time. At the end of the day, he greeted me with a huge smile and said, "I met my best friend today, and he loves Jesus, too!" 

I knew right then that the sacrifice that we were making for private school was worth every penny. I wanted him to be surrounded by Jesus lovers, in both his classmates and his teachers. Take it from this old mom, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE to have your children in a covenant Christian school!

Dramatic developmental and social changes happen between the ages of 6 and 14. This statement is probably not an epiphany, however, much research and many experts validate this fact. Add to that the reality that children between those ages spend most of their waking day in school, it is clear that the influence of the teachers and peers at school shape some of those changes. Middle childhood gives children the opportunity to develop competencies, interest, and confidence as they understand that they are God’s image bearers.  The sphere of influence in each child’s life is critical. That is why San Jose Christian School is fully committed to strong, Biblically based Christian education for Christian families.

San Jose Christian is where God’s Word and Biblical truths are fully integrated into every part of the curriculum – from athletics to fine arts. Our students know that God’s Word is relevant in all aspects of life. They are passionate about growing their relationship with God. They are transformed in their thinking of who they are in Christ.  And the best part? Friends and teachers who support them in their pursuit of God surround them. That is the kind of influence that makes a positive impact on the lives of students forever.