" The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."
Matthew 7:25 NIV
Welcome to the Identity page of School Alive, where our guiding principles and core values come alive. School Alive is more than just an educational institution; it's a vibrant community committed to nurturing and guiding young minds in their journey of faith and learning. Our identity is deeply rooted in the Christian faith, reflecting a strong commitment to Biblical teachings and values. Here, we present our biography and the seven pillars that define our unique identity: our Mission, Vision, Value, Faith, Problem, Solution, and Ideology statements.
"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."
School Alive is a revolutionary Christian institution serving grades PK-12, which are vertically integrated into levels 1-7. Driven by the ethos “Made Alive In Christ” and “Ignite Your Passion,” education is reimagined at the community level by combining the benefits of homeschooling and larger school settings. Founded by Dr. Graham Pierce Lyon following a spiritual awakening in 2020, it offers an alternative to conventional educational paradigms.
By synergizing Healthcare, Art, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Religion (HAMSTER), School Alive promotes essential 21st-century skills while grounding education in Judeo-Christian values. The “Authentic HAMSTER Education” framework stretches beyond traditional STEM, STEAM, and STREAM disciplines, embedding content into real-world contexts for a comprehensive learning experience. Coupled with the Passion Period, where students embark on Passion Projects, students can identify and exercise their individual passions.
This approach addresses the prevalent inauthentic education, which lacks trust and effectiveness. Dedicated to fostering character, virtue, and purpose, School Alive’s mission focuses on partnering with home and church to shape the future, one student at a time. With a vision of being a world leader in authentic education, School Alive guides students towards their God-given purpose, standing as an unwavering beacon in an ever-changing educational landscape. We believe that real success is being who God made you to be. Join our family and make this movement a revolution. In God We Trust!
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Proverbs 22:6 NIV
School Alive partners with home and church to start children off on the way they should go by developing Christlike character in pursuit of lifelong learning and service led by faith over fear.
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Ephesians 2:10 NIV
School Alive is a world leader in authentic education that comprehensively prepares and inspires students to fulfill their God-given purpose.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
School Alive is firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values, championing a holistic approach to education that nurtures character, virtue, and individual purpose in every student.
"Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved."
Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV
School Alive believes in the transformative power of Jesus Christ, grounding our education in the truths of the Bible and fostering a deep, personal relationship with God for our community.
"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ."
Colossians 2:8 NIV
School Alive recognizes that inauthentic education, marked by System, Outdatedness, and Worldview (SOW) challenges, impedes the comprehensive and faith-driven growth our students fundamentally need.
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:2 NIV
School Alive revives authentic education at the community level through its comprehensive "Authentic HAMSTER Education" framework to foster real-world skills and ignite passions.
"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes."
Ephesians 6:11 NIV
School Alive stands firm amidst shifting ideologies as a beacon of uncompromised education, molding future American leaders who champion liberty, truth, and heritage to advance God's kingdom in a fallen world.