A N.A.P.S. Candidate
National Association of Private Schools is a consortium of Christian educators and schools from across the United States. The association is dedicated to recognizing and improving the character and educational quality of private Christian schools. National Association of Private Schools is a non-profit educational organization, which provides educational assistance and accreditation for church schools, private Christian schools and Christian home school academies that maintain a credible, traditional education program for Pre-K through 12th grades. The purpose of National Association of Private Schools is to assist and complement existing school programs. N.A.P.S. is a ministry of helps which, when properly instituted, will be of great benefit to many school programs.
MISSION STATEMENT National Association of Private Schools is an association of private schools and educators organized to assist private, Christian schools in establishing a third-party witness to the credibility of their performance.
STATEMENT OF FAITH Member Schools and Accredited Schools must subscribe to the following in faith and practice. 1. God is the eternal Creator, Sustainer, and Provider of all things. He created the universe, man and all things in it. 2. Jesus Christ is the only begotten, virgin-born Son of God; He lived a sinless life and shed His blood for our sin. He rose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and will return to the earth. He is the Lord, only Mediator, and the only Savior. 3. The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment; in believers he affects the new birth, indwells, fills, empowers, instructs, guides, and bestows gifts. 4. Salvation is God’s grace received through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 5. All men will be resurrected in the body. The saved will be resurrected unto life eternal; and the lost unto eternal damnation. 6. Believers have spiritual unity in the Lord Jesus Christ. 7. The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, authoritative, preserved Word of God.
SCOPE AND PURPOSE National Association of Private Schools was established to recognize Christian educational institutions which have achieved a level of excellence and expertise and have established a credible reputation in the educational community. Each accredited school’s basic educational program must be consistent with academic success. Accreditation standards must be met on a yearly basis.