Academics at Blue Mountain Christian School in Jonestown, PA


Curriculum at Blue Mountain Christian School in Jonestown, PA


As we seek to fulfill our mandate to Biblically educate students, one of our key tools is the curriculum that we choose. At Blue Mountain Christian School, we believe that it is essential that we provide an education that is not only academically superior, but is also spiritually vibrant.

We choose to use the publications of Christian publishers for the majority of our curriculum, because these publishers are careful to keep both the content and tone of their textbooks in line with the moral standards that are so important to the families that are a part of our school. In addition, these publishers provide assistance to teachers in their goal of revealing God in every subject we teach.

The majority of our textbooks for Kindergarten through 8th grade are published by BJU Press and ABeka Books.

Our High school primarily uses an individual computer based Christian program called Ignitia. In addition to the basic course work that it is a part of our regular curriculum, we also offer courses for all of our students in Art, Music, and Physical Education. We have a program of elective courses available for all of our students in grades 6 through 12. These classes change each semester, but a sampling of courses offered this year includes Choir, Drama, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Spanish, Home Economics and Art.

Expected Outcomes

As we strive to attain our vision, we believe it to be important that Blue Mountain Christian School continue to develop programs, strategies, and methodologies within the context of biblical principles, producing graduates with a Christian worldview, who:

Are well prepared in all academic disciplines and are skilled in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking.

Are proficient in mathematics and science.

Have a knowledge and understanding of people, events, and movements in history (including church history) and the cultures of other peoples and places.
Appreciate literature and the arts and understand how they express and shape their beliefs and values.
Have a critical appreciation of languages and cultures of other peoples, dispelling prejudice, promoting inter-ethnic harmony, and encouraging biblical hospitality for the (“alien”, “stranger”).
Personally respond to carrying out the Great Commission locally and around the world in a culturally sensitive manner.
Know how to utilize resources including technology to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
Are committed to life-long learning.
Have the skills to question, solve problems, and make wise decisions.
Understand the worth of every human being created in the image of God.
Can articulate and defend their Christian worldview while having a basic understanding of opposing worldviews.
Understand and commit to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Know, understand, and apply God’s Word in daily life.
Possess apologetic skills to defend their faith.
Are empowered by the Holy Spirit and pursue a life of faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.
Treat their bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Are actively involved in a church community, serving God and others.
Understand, value, and engage in appropriate social (community) and civic (political) activities.
Embrace and practice justice, mercy, and peacemaking in family and society.
Value intellectual inquiry and are engaged in the marketplace of ideas (open honest exchange of ideas.)
Respect and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they work, play, and live.
Have an appreciation for the natural environment and practice responsible stewardship of God’s creation.
Are prepared to practice the principles of healthy moral family living.
Are good stewards of their finances, time (including discretionary time), and all other resources.

Ask the Principal

"*" indicates required fields