Esther’s School was founded in 2005 by Chris and Dr. Esther Berry. Their heart’s desire was that their son with Down Syndrome be able to attend a Christian private school. Following the Lord’s direction, they opened Esther’s School with two students that had special needs. Today, there are 8 campuses throughout Florida and an international campus in India ministering to approximately 600 students both neuro-typical and students with special needs.
Our aim is to provide a distinctly Christian perspective on the total worldview from which will come a balanced personality and a proper understanding and acceptance of a person's role in life at home, at work, at play and at worship all grounded in the Christian concept of love. This philosophy channels our energies to promote high academic standards while helping the students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking using the best integrated curriculum available. The objective of our instructional program is to enable the student to pursue the post-secondary education of their choosing, whether in college, university, or in vocational training areas.
Our responsibility for the student encompasses the whole person: spiritually, mentally, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.
Esther’s School strives to educate all students, both typical and those with special needs, in academic excellence, biblical principles, and integrity to develop the whole child intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and spiritually in a safe loving environment. The school strives for cultural diversity and inclusion for all students.
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Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments to be the Holy Scriptures, inspired of God in the original manuscripts, infallible, inerrant, and God-breathed, the perfect rule of faith and practice. (Ps.119: 9, 89, 105; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; Heb. 4:12)
A. The Trinity
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1; John 1:1-3, 32-34; Luke 3:21, 22; Matt. 28:19)
B. The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that God the Son, who has always existed, became a man (without diminishing Their deity) by virgin birth through Mary. He lived a sinless life and as the infinite God-Man took upon Himself the sins of all men, died in their place, and satisfied God concerning their sins.
We further believe in the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He was then ascended to the right hand of God the Father and was exalted as the Great High Priest of all believers.
We further believe in the literal, future return of the Lord Jesus Christ to receive Their Church unto Himself. (Matt. 1:18-25; 1 Cor. 15:3,4; Phil. 2:5-11; Matt. 28:1-9; Heb. 4:14-16; 1 Thess. 4:13-17)
C. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment, and He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration. He baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ. He indwells, gifts, empowers, and seals believers unto the Day of Redemption. (John 14:15-18, 25,26; John 16:5-15; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12: 1-13; Eph. 1:13) *A copy of our complete statement of faith is available upon request.
Esther’s School Philosophy
The educational philosophy of the Esther’s School is based on a God-centered view that all truth is God's truth, and that the Bible is the inspired and the only infallible authoritative Word of God which contains this truth.
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God created all things and sustains all things. Therefore, the universe and man are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him; however, because man is a sinner by nature and choice, he cannot glorify or know God. Sinful man is only reconciled to God by choosing God's free gift of salvation through Their Son, Jesus Christ, thereby committing their life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Our aim socially is to provide a distinctly Christian perspective on the total worldview from which will come a balanced personality and a proper understanding and acceptance of a person's role in life at home, at work, at play and at worship all grounded in the Christian concept of love.
This philosophy channels our energies to promote high academic standards while helping the students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking using the best integrated curriculum available. The objective of our instructional program is to enable the student to pursue the post-secondary education of their or her choosing, whether in college, university, or in vocational training areas.
Our responsibility for the student encompasses the spiritual, mental, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional areas. These are inseparable and the insistent thread of spirituality runs through them. Therefore, it must be our aim to shun the tendency to teach the Bible compartmentally or on the intellectual level alone.
Ultimately, we have but one goal: the optimal development of your child. We adhere to the highest standards of education and child development. What’s more, our staff is dedicated to applying these principles and putting them to work for each and every child.
Our work is about one thing above all else – the individual development of your child. Esther’s School carefully screens and interviews all teachers to ensure that they meet our high educational standards.
Our educators regularly participate in advanced training sessions and continuing education classes to ensure that they are always up-to-date with fresh ideas and sound teaching principles.
We are proud of our staff members and all that they do. Please take the time to check the link to our campuses.
All instructional staff at Esther’s School has one of the following:
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher
• Three or more years of K-12th grade teaching experience
• Specialized skills, knowledge or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in K-12 grade subjects