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Bold. Distinctive. Biblical.
A Principle-Approach® Pre-K–12 Christian School in Lancaster County, PA

Our Vision & History

Dayspring Christian Academy is one of about 25 Principle Approach® schools in America. Its rich and elevated classical curriculum teaches students to think and reason from biblical principles and apply them to every area of life.

Pillar Principles

Pillar Principles

  • Individuality

    Everything in God’s universe is revelational of God Himself–His infinity, His diversity, His individuality.

  • Self- Government

    Students learn that internal government results in freedom, trust, and godly character.

  • Conscience

    Students learn how the American Colonists lived out this principle which led to the foundation for the government we enjoy today.

  • Government

    Dayspring students evaluate the two spheres of our government — the spirit and the letter — the internal and the external.

A Sure Foundation

Nearly four centuries ago, a group of pilgrims landed on the shores of North America “for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith,” according to William Bradford in Of Plymouth Plantation. Their highly-developed Christian character and their commitment to excellence in every area of life laid the foundation of a civil government based on biblical principles.

Our founding generation used their knowledge of world history, the rise and fall of governments, classical disciplines and languages, mathematics, and science to found a nation. They were educated in biblical principles as an intrinsic and expected element of their education. They understood principles like God saw them as individuals. They understood self government and personal responsibility. They took biblical principles and applied them to every area of life. Their biblical worldview informed their moral compass and permeated their thinking.

From that sure foundation, a republic was formed that grew into the greatest nation the world has ever known. Dayspring Christian Academy and the Principle Approach is modeled upon these ideas and this style of education.

Nation-Forming Principles

The Principle Approach has been revived in recent decades for the purpose of restoring America to her Christian heritage and standard of excellence. By educating ourselves and our children in the biblical principles that formed our nation and affect every aspect of our lives, we will once again see America as “one nation under God.”

Dayspring Stands Out

Dayspring educates children from preschool through 12th grade. Dayspring is different from other Christian schools in that its rich and elevated classical curriculum trains the hearts and minds of our students to understand and apply truth. We are having a distinct and lasting effect upon our students, our community, and our nation. Our mission is to assist parents in providing a wholly Christian education for their children.

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