Our Vision for Graduates--Christ Preeminent
We aim to graduate compassionate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We desire them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from biblical, and to be unswayed towards evil by the former. We aim to find them well prepared in all situations, possessing both information and the knowledge of how to use it. We desire they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with and understanding the tools of learning; desiring to grow in understanding, yet fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of this world. We desire they have a heart for the lost and they distinguish real religion from religion in form only; and that they possess the former knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ. We desire them to possess all of these with humility and gratitude to God with Christ ever preeminent.
Our Vision for Staff
We likewise aim to cultivate these same qualities in our staff and to see them well paid so that they may make a career at Rockbridge Academy. We desire them to be professional and diligent in their work, gifted in teaching, loving their students and their subjects. We desire they clearly understand classical education, how it works in their classroom, and how their work fits into the whole; that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow; and that they have opportunity to be refreshed and renewed. We desire to see them coach and nurture new staff and to serve as academic mentors to students. We look to see them mature in Christ, grow in the knowledge of God, training their own children to walk with the Lord.
Our Vision for Parents
We aim to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for the school; to see them well informed about the goals of our classical Christ-centered approach. We desire them to grow with the school, involved in and excited about the journey. We aim to help them follow biblical principles in addressing concerns, to be inclined to hear both sides of a story before rendering a verdict, and to embrace the Scripture‘s injunctions to encourage and stir up one another to love and good works.
Our Vision for Our Community
In our relationship with our community, we aim to be above reproach in our business dealings and supportive of the local business community. We further seek to exemplify the unity of the body of Christ, to develop greater fellowship and understanding with the churches, and to bring honor to our Lord in all our endeavors.