We are blessed that God uses TFCES as a Christ-centered school through our core values. Beyond the textbooks, the computers, and the classroom, what is a day at TFCES really like?
First and foremost, we are intentional in encouraging our students to pursue a life of faith. Each morning each class is started with prayer. You will find godly staff who are pursuing Christ and who weave God’s story into their lessons and impact our students every day, inside and outside the classroom. You will find students rising to the academic and spiritual challenges set before them. Read through our testimonials or ask a member of our TFCES family yourself and you will find that what makes TFCES are the people themselves.
TFCES desires to inspire students to be “The Salt and Light” of the world. We pray its light reaches across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and even to the ends of the earth. We instill in our students the concept that just as each lighthouse has its own light beam and code, our students have individual gifts and talents, and their purpose is, like the lighthouse, to rescue ships that are lost in a storm, to reach out to the needy. TFCES equips students with knowledge-based truths, inspired by God, to develop a Biblical worldview. The hope of “the SALT AND LIGHT of TFCES” philosophy trains our children with a strong spiritual and academic foundation in the basics, while challenging our students to use and apply their knowledge across the curriculum and life. Our students will declare “I am the Salt and Light and I shine for Jesus’ glory forever and ever.”
To establish a minimum academic level of accountability, the Ontario Curriculum is our foundation. From that basis we have built our programme and set our high academic standards. Our texts are Christian based materials and are of the highest quality. Our fully qualified teachers equally emphasize social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development to ensure our children will grow to be confident leaders in our community. Our students are taught in a hands-on approach with daily in-class review. Our students are tested weekly in the basics and write tests/exams both in February and in June based on our curriculum.
Through prayerful dependence on God, TFCES provides a Biblically integrated, academically rigorous educational experience:
- Instilling in students a love for Christ and God’s Word, a love for learning, and a love for others (Matt 22:35-40)
- Inspiring students to approach scholarship, athletics, fine arts, and service as an act of worship (Eph 4:1-3; Col 3-23-24)
- Equipping students to reach their full, God-given potential within the Body of Christ, to live out their faith with grace, wisdom, and courage (Phil 1:7-9; Col 1:28-29)
We partner with Christian families to help them fulfill their God-given responsibility to educate their children, thereby strengthening the Body of Christ. (Deut 6:4-7; Eph 6:4)
TFCES SUBSCRIBES TO THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT OF FAITH:
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired and the only infallible authoritative Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21)
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17, John 10:30, 37-38)
- We believe:
- in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33).
- in His Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35).
- in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:25, 9:12).
- in His Miracles (John 2:11).
- in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 2:9).
- in His bodily resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4).
- in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and
- in His personal return in power and glory. (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16)
- We believe that man is sinful by nature and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for his salvation. (Romans 3:19, 23; John 3:16-19, 5:25; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5, 6)
- We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, the only means to salvation is belief in Christ’s substitutional death and resurrection. (Acts 4:12, 13:38-39, I Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 4:4-4, 5:1, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 1:4-5)
- We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Ephesians 4:30, 5:18; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:10- 20)
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They who are saved unto eternal life and they who are lost unto eternal damnation. (John 5:28, 29)
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28) 9. We believe in the creation of man by the direct Act of God. (Genesis 1:26-28; 5:1-2)
- We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9).