What We Stand For
The mission of Fideles Christian School is to partner with parents to provide affordable, academically rigorous, college-preparatory education from a Christian world view so that the students may be prepared to engage and impact their community with excellence.
OUR CORE VALUES
The primary reason for a two- or three-day-per-week schedule is to allow parents to have a significant time involvement with their child’s education. Younger students (PK-4) meet for classes only twice per week. Maturing upper school students, though still needing guidance and oversight from their parents, begin to develop their own individual responsibility and social relationships and therefore meet for classes three times per week. Fideles utilizes this schedule because parents ought to take responsibility as their child’s primary educational mentor.
Partnering with Parents
Those parents who believe in and desire to have greater involvement in their child’s education need a qualified partner to ensure a quality, well-rounded educational experience. Fideles brings the talents, gifts, and abilities of qualified Christian teachers, administrators, and staff into partnership with Christian parents to assist them, as members of the family of God, in mentoring and educating their children.
Rigorous, Holistic Education
A college transcript is really only a minimum standard when it comes to a successful education. Students need realistic expectations of what life after high school, as a productive adult, requires. Fideles provides a community of parents and teachers to help mold a successful young adult who will take ownership of his or her own future. Fideles is committed to compassionately but realistically assisting parents in the work of equipping their child to achieve the educational standards and behavioral habits needed for success. This schedule with home-study days allows parents to assist their child to begin to form independent and responsible work habits. Many Fideles graduates say that their transition into college, unlike that of many of their peers, was not as difficult because of what they had learned by attending Fideles.
A Christian World View
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16). The Board, staff, and administration of Fideles Christian School believes that the purpose of education is to prepare children to shine their “light” before others in a dark world (hence the flame in our logo). Therefore, Fideles teaches all subjects from a Christian world view, recognizing that God is the author of truth, beauty, and morality.
By meeting only two or three days per week, Fideles is able to provide an affordable alternative to traditional five-day-per-week private schools. Many Fideles families also take advantage of the Georgia Tax Credit program allowing them to defray some of the tuition costs.
RIGOROUS COLLEGE-PREP EDUCATION
Fideles Christian School is committed to providing a quality Christian College Preparatory education compatible with nationally recognized academic standards.
- Accredited through AdvancED (the largest accrediting agency in the world)
- A member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Fideles utilizes an eclectic curriculum including Christian publishers (BJU Press, Purposeful Design, Easy Grammar, etc.) as well as secular publishers (Holt Rhinehart, Brooks Cole, Pearson Prentice Hall, McGraw-Hill, etc.) and selectively draws from the wide range of classical literature, history, and scientific resources. Our curriculum is carefully integrated vertically, from one grade to the next, and horizontally, within individual grade levels. It is designed to equip the conscientious student with a thorough Christian world and life view while meeting or exceeding recognized academic standards.
High School courses are ONE high school credit unless otherwise specified.
For information on curriculum and materials used in specific grade levels, please contact our office.
From Our Executive Director
“At Fideles Christian School we believe families are the foundation for a successful Christian school. The mission of Fideles that guides everything we do is best illustrated with the acronym HEART. We desire to HONOR God in every aspect of our program. We EMPOWER Families with an educational model that leaves students in the home two or three days a week under the guidance of their parents. We have AFFORDABLE tuition so private Christian education is accessible to more families. We offer RIGOROUS, accredited academics that prepares students to succeed in college and beyond. Our goal is to TRANSFORM students through the renewing of their minds so they in turn can transform the culture in which the live and work.”
- Carla Rutherford
What Alumni are Saying
“The expectations are pretty high…and that’s not a bad thing at all.”
University of Arizona
Class of 2014
“The workload at Fideles definitely helped me prepare for a similar workload in college .”
Class of 2019
“The Fideles hybrid schedule taught me time management so I was able to more easily manage college.”
—Olivia Melvin Wilson, R.N.
Class of 2013