What Sets Us Apart
South Pacific International Academy believes in partnering with parents to equip children to achieve their full God-given potential. We seek to accomplish this vision through teaching sound Biblical principles, by instilling in young people a desire for unyielding integrity, and by inspiring a passion for personal growth.
Children naturally rise to the challenge when presented with the opportunity to learn in a structured environment. We utilize A Beka Book curriculum, which is an American curriculum that has consistently produced phenomenal results. With this curriculum, students are able to read, and they enjoy it. Organized play times and social interaction are a part of the classroom. Why pay much more for much less? South Pacific International Academy offers the best curriculum, with the best teachers, from a Christian perspective–at a fraction of the cost.
Philosophy of Education
The educational philosophy of South Pacific International Academy is based on a God-centered view of truth and man as presented in the Bible (John 14:6; 17:17). Since God created and sustains all things through His Son, Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically dependent on God and have the purpose of glorifying Him (Col. 1:15-17). This is pointedly true of man, who was made in God’s image, different in kind from all other creation, with the unique capacity to know and respond to God personally and voluntarily (Gen. 1:27-28). Children are a gift of God, given to parents so that they may also bring glory to God.
Parents have been given an awesome responsibility to train their children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). South Pacific International Academy exists as an extension of the Christian home to help the Christian parent obey the Scripture which says, “Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge” (Proverbs 19:27), and “learn not the way of the heathen…” (Jeremiah 10:2).
Realizing that every person is born with a sin nature (Romans 3:10-12), students are first confronted with their need of salvation by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). South Pacific International Academy then strives to train students to understand that God is deserving and worthy of their yielding their lives completely to Him. Furthermore, we try to create an environment that promotes sensitivity to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and also protects from worldly influences which diminish one’s sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and love for Christ (Romans 13:14). From this fertile soil, it is our prayer that every student will develop a heart for Christ and a vibrant relationship with Him (Mark 12:30).
Instruction in the Bible is the key to the Christian school because God’s Word must be the basis and deciding influence in every decision of life. Realizing that all truth comes from God, classes are taught from a Christian perspective and are integrated with Scripture. Biblical truth is interwoven into all phases of the curriculum, even the purely academic subjects. For example, history is viewed as a sovereign God working in the lives of men as opposed to social studies, the emphasis of which has traditionally been on a study of man’s own accomplishments. God, as Creator is the foundational truth for all science. Language is viewed as a tool for knowing God first of all. All curriculum materials, including textbooks, are then selected with this priority of God’s Word in the forefront.
Following the command to serve “as to the Lord” (Colossians 3:23), SPIA strives to provide the best possible academic education. Realizing that all truth comes from God, classes are taught from a Christian perspective and are integrated with Scripture. SPIA desires to develop well-rounded students for Christ’s service and seeks to help students grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically by emphasizing Christian character, service to others, and submission to Christ in all areas of life (Romans 12:1-2).
The desired spiritual product of SPIA is graduates with a heart for Christ (Matthew 22:37) and a desire to follow His will for their lives. The desired academic product is well-rounded graduates who are prepared for the challenge of attending Christ-honoring colleges to further equip themselves as lifetime servants of Christ.