Math concepts, geography skills, cooperative learning, computer instruction, field trips, physical education – yes, you will hear these concepts and skills taught at many schools. What then is the difference at Allendale Christian School? The difference lies in the approach used in teaching and implementing the curricular programs. Teaching children how to think – regardless of the content being covered – is crucial! And for that reason, the teachers at ACS help students learn to consistently refer to the Scriptures in the reasoning process. We equip students to be effective communicators that think critically and write and speak thoughtfully, and are prepared to discern the world through the lens of scripture. This happens in ALL subjects!

Daily devotions and prayer times are held within the individual classrooms. Chapels are scheduled on a regular basis. These are led by teachers and involve student participation and leadership. Typically the elementary and middle school students have chapel services independent of each other; three times a year students meet as the entire student body to worship together. Parents are welcome to attend these very special times.


Photo: From Mr. Koetje — It is wonderful to walk in to a classroom and see a group of students sharing prayer requests and praying together. It made my day when one girl asked how to spell my last name so she could write it down and pray for me! What a blessing it is to see ACS students spending time with God and focusing on the needs and well-being of others.