Our Core Beliefs
Houghton Academy is a Christian school.
Making this claim has significant implications for the institution. The fact that we have assembled a faculty and staff who are all Christians does not qualify us to make that claim; Christian education is more than proximity to a Christian teacher. Nor do we claim to be a Christian school because we have many Christian students, which we do.
At Houghton Academy, Christian education means Christian faculty (and staff) implementing a Christian philosophy of education and being Christian role models. A Christian philosophy of education, simply stated, seeks to equip students to understand the world around them through a frame of reference based on the revealed Word of God. We want to equip our students to see the world not through rose-colored glasses, but rather through "Christian" glasses.
Our mission statement and our statement of faith will help identify us within the larger framework of the Judeo-Christian world view.