Discipline Philosophy

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Tim. 3:16-17

For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son He receives. It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline. Heb. 12:6-7.

 Discipline is basically positive training toward the development of habits and character in goodness and truth (Proverbs 22:6). Discipline also includes correction and punishment.

 Education is founded upon discipline. There is a direct correlation between effective discipline and quality of education. The school and home should work together in training students to become disciplined. Parents and teachers should attempt to follow practices consistent with Biblical philosophy in order to teach self-discipline. Because the purpose of BCS is instructive, not corrective, it is desired that each pupil will maintain a high standard of personal discipline, and that only a minimum of disciplinary action will be necessary.

 Biblical principles of discipline: 

  1. Parents are responsible to God for training children properly. Eph. 6:4
  2. All are born with a sinful nature and need correction early. Psalm 51:5 and Prov. 19:18
  3. God considers rebellion and disobedience sin. Deut. 21:18
  4. Discipline is designed to show a child his sinful nature and to lead him to Christ. Gal. 3:19-24
  5. Chastening is a Scriptural method of disciplining children. Prov. 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-15
  6. Christian love is at the heart of all discipline. Correction and punishment are essential elements of godly love. Prov. 3:11-12, Heb. 12: 6-7
  7. Children have responsibilities toward God. Eccl.12:1; Eph. 6:4,5

 Disciplinary problems are greatly reduced when:

  1. Students embrace and love Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior.
  2. Parents consistently demonstrate love for their children in words and action.
  3. Parents and teachers reinforce one another regarding behavior at school.
  4. Students are truthful and forthright.
  5. Students show courtesy, respect, and consideration for others.
  6. Students keep themselves and the surrounding area clean.
  7. Students are prompt in attendance and in completing assignments.
  8. Students aim for conduct above reproach in every respect.