Helderberg Christian School is a private kindergarten through 12th grade Christian school located in East Berne, New York. Since its beginnings in 1996, HCS has provided a quality education while also teaching Christian principles and values. We prepare our students to become responsible and Christ-like citizens in their community and the world.


  • Mission Statement
  • Statement of Faith
  • Our Purpose
  • Our Philosophy

Mission Statement

The mission of Helderberg Christian School is to provide a program of academic excellence integrated with a view of the world from a Christian perspective. The school shall serve as an extension of the Christian home, established to train each student in the knowledge of God and the Christian way of life based upon the Bible.

Statement of Faith

 1. We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
 2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
 3. We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11): His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and his personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).
 4. We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature and that people are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God's grace and through faith are we saved (John 3:16-21; John 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
 5. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
 6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 1Corinthians 12:12-13; Galations 3:26-28).
 7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:3-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of Helderberg Christian School (HCS) is to help Christian parents carry out their responsibility to educate their children with a Christian world view. The school seeks to provide a quality academic program which is founded upon Biblical principles.

The Bible clearly directs parents to educate their children in the knowledge of God (Deuteronomy 6:4-7). This responsibility covers not only religious education but also the entire learning process. To enable parents to fulfill this God-given responsibility, HCS seeks to complement the instruction, faith and knowledge which a child receives at home and in the church. HCS is not a substitute for parental education, but is an extension of it. The school is also not a substitute for the church, but seeks to reinforce the instruction and nurture the church provides the child. We teach basic Biblical truths and doctrines while acknowledging that it is the responsibility of parents and church to teach the distinctives of the faith.

Each child will be encouraged to grow: spiritually by trusting God the Creator, knowing the love of Jesus Christ, obeying the Word of God and by fostering a love for world missions; intellectually by learning skills for effective communication, comprehension, computation and aiding students in recognizing in every area of study the revelation of God in creation and in the Scriptures; emotionally by having a sense of personal worth as a creation of God and a recipient of His Love, by feeling accepted and secure as well as developing self-discipline, self-control and self-confidence; socially by working and playing cooperatively, showing concern, love and respect for others, assuming responsibility for personal actions, and practicing good citizenship; physically by participating in activities that promote health, fitness, coordination, physical skills and encouraging good sportsmanship.

Statement of Philosophy

The philosophy of Helderberg Christian School is based on a God-centered view that all truth is God's truth, and that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God that contains this truth. God created all things and sustains all things. Therefore, the universe and humanity are dynamically related to God and have the purpose of glorifying Him. Because humans are sinners by nature and choice, they cannot glorify or know God. A person can do this only by choosing God's free gift of salvation through His Son, thereby committing his or her life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

PARENT
At Helderberg Christian School (HCS), we believe that parents are held accountable to God for the education of their children and that the purpose of our school is to assist the parents in meeting their educational goals for their children.

STUDENT
The child is a special creation of God, whom God loved so much that He sent His only son Jesus, to die for each one. A sinner by nature and choice, each child needs to be reconciled to God in order to serve God and to be with Him forever. Each child, created in the image of God, is worthy of consideration and respect. All students differ in talents and abilities.

TEACHER
It is the responsibility of the Christian teacher to recognize the differences in each child, to challenge them to do their best and to teach them at a level appropriate to their ability. The teacher through example, structure, and order, assists the parents and the church, in preparing students to live in the society where God has placed them, both now and in the future.

CURRICULUM
All truth is God's truth. The Bible which is the written Word of God, and God's creation which is the natural world, should be the major emphases and will be integrated into all areas of education. We strive to integrate a Christian viewpoint into all classroom instruction. The purpose of education is to prepare people to think and live like Christ in our world.

In accordance with the requirements set forth in IRB No. 1975-49, dated December 8, 1975, Helderberg Christian School announces the following policy:

"Helderberg Christian School admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not descriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions polices, or other school-administred programs."

Helderberg Christian School's concurrence with the Policy of Non-Discrimination is not grounded in humanist premises, but rather upon a theological basis as presented in the Bible, which is the Word of God. Helderberg Christian School is open to people of all races and national origins because the love of God, as manifested in the ministry of redemption through Jesus Christ, is intended for all people who will receive it.

96 Main St., East Berne, New York 12059
Phone: (518) 499-5416    Email: office@HelderbergChristianSchool.org

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