Palmetto Christian School
Christian Philosophy of Education
Our philosophy of education at Palmetto Christian School and Palmetto Preschool begins with the knowledge that God is the source of all truth (Luke 11:52; Proverbs 1:7). Since God is in all and for all, He is at the heart of our curriculum. God is our frame of reference as we learn of our surrounding world. Therefore, the Bible itself holds a position of priority in our school’ philosophy of education. Its resolve is to inspire and encourage the student of the need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Its aim is to cultivate, reprove, and inspire the student to live a life that is dedicated, full of service, and dependent on God in every area (Ephesians 4:1-6).
As Scripture clearly states in Deuteronomy 6:9-12 and Proverbs 22:6, it is the sole responsibility and privilege of parents to stimulate the joy of learning for their children. Hence, it is the purpose and objective of Palmetto Christian School and Palmetto Preschool to partner with parents in providing a grounded Christian education.
PCS Staff + Leadership
Rev. Edwin Collado
Headmaster and Director
In 2012 Pastor Edwin, after much thought and prayer, informed the church and school board that it was time for our pre-school to take its next step forward: Elementary School. Facing an uncertain educational and financial environment with the charter schools exploding onto the school scene in Miami, the church forged ahead with a vision and mission to launch a brand new Christian School in the South Miami. A place where students could receive a ‘private Christian education at an affordable cost’.
Six years later Palmetto Christian School is set to open 5thgrade in the Fall of 2018 completing this amazing first leg of the journey and because of the faithfulness of God is already preparing to begin to add additional programs in order to enhance the educational experience for our students. It is with confidence in our God-given mission and because of God’s care over our institution that PCS forges ahead into the future in order to provide the South Miami area with a strong Christian educational experience to rival that offered by the public school system. You are invited to enroll your child in PCS and join us on this wonderful journey!
Pastor Edwin is also currently an adjunct professor at Trinity International University and also serving as a chaplain for the South Miami Police Department.