“I am changing the future today.”
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
Believers must look past what is temporary and what is perishing [the things of the world]. Things not seen are eternal. Pursuing God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the souls of men should consume the believer.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… Proverbs 9:10
The teacher looks not only at the truth of things; at the same time he looks at the faces of living men who desire to know His truth. Love of Truth and love of men — only the two together constitute a teacher. Thomas Aquinas
Richmond Academy is a college preparatory school for students with average and above average academic ability. Richmond Academy cannot be all things to all people; we must trust God to care for those we cannot touch. Contemplative learning is encouraged along with practical opportunities to experience lessons associated with life.
Richmond Academy could easily become accessible only for the academically and financially elite. This would be tragic. The culture of the age tempts us to target those students who would advance the school’s reputation. Richmond Academy should be different. We recognize the practical significance of test scores, college entrances and the number of National Merit scholars. However, our expressed priority is nurturing a strong academic work ethic to develop life-long learners. Our school’s motto is “Let Truth Prevail”; thus, the pursuit of truth should be our highest ideal such that students develop a meaningful world view and healthy relationships.
Richmond Academy seeks high quality educators who have hearts for God and demonstrate expertise in their field. One of the greatest attributes that our teachers should possess is a teachable spirit. Richmond Academy desires its leadership team (everyone who reports directly to the headmaster), faculty and staff to have a personal relationship with Christ, a relationship demonstrated by true servant leadership, humility and unconditional love. Our faculty should be a diverse group who teach here because they embrace and carry out the school’s mission. We want teachers who inspire the joy of learning, teachers who challenge students to think! We look for faculty who love students and pursue truth.