About Us


PhilosophyThe greatest difference between public education and Christian education is in their philosophy. Philosophy in simplified terms may be defined as that which one believes. It is the basic foundation of all education. All life's values come from absolute or relative presuppositions. You cannot educate without these. Christian education is built upon absolute presuppositions beginning with, "In the beginning God created," and "Thus saith the Lord." How can a child be educated unless he is told "Where he came from," "Why he is here," and "Where he is going?" The philosophy of Christian education builds values of character, responsibility, and knowledge of right and wrong. The student's educational training is built upon the solid foundation of divine absolutes. The objective in Christian education is to obey the Scriptural imperatives of Deuteronomy 6:5-7:"... love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children..."

Teaching is training. Training for LIFE must include training for ETERNITY!


BASIC CHRISTIAN EDUCATION is a conservative Christian outreach to homeschool families and Christian schools. BASIC CHRISTIAN EDUCATION was founded in 1982 by Abe Schwartz to promote Christian education. Upon Abe's retirement in July of 2007 Basic Christian Education was relocated to Greenville, Ohio and restructured under the direction of Jim Leonard, a long time friend and fellow laborer with Abe. Basic Christian Education remains dedicated and committed to the Biblical principles upon which the organization was founded. BCE's goal is to provide a Christian educational program which helps today's students to learn to see all life from God's point of view and be trained in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6), building upon Biblical values and divine absolutes to enable them to evaluate the present and make wise decisions for the future. An education in which Jesus Christ is central will influence the whole course of your child's life. Recognizing the public sector was not providing for the spiritual needs of children we searched the various alternatives. The result of the search and careful analyses of curriculum is what you see presented on this site. Now in its 30th year, BCE serves Christian schools and homeschool families nationally and internationally.

The curriculum is designed for parents and educators who recognize that their children are a gift from God. Therefore, it is their God-given responsibility to educate their children with a program that meets their educational, social, and spiritual needs.

PurposeThe curriculum is an individualized, Bible-based curriculum for elementary and secondary levels (K-12) and was developed on the premise that every child is uniquely created by God with distinct abilities and for a definite purpose. This curriculum is designed to assist in determining the level where the child is capable of performing, permit him to learn at his own speed, and provide for the development of his self-image by training in self-motivation, creativity, and individual initiative for achievement.


Statement of Belief

  • We believe in one triune God, the creator of all things, eternal, infinite, perfect, and manifested in three persons as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3; Matt. 28:19)
  • We believe that the Genesis account of the six-day creation week is a historic fact and literally true.
    (Genesis 1:1; John 1:3; Hebrews 1:10)
  • We believe in the plenary and verbal inspiration of the Bible as the Word of God; inerrant and preserved, as the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
    (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)
  • We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity.
    (John 16:7, 13)
  • We believe Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh, true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of a virgin.
    (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14; 1 Timothy 3:16)
  • We believe in the sinless life of JESUS, His miraculous ministry, His vicarious death on the cross as atonement for our sins, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His ascension into heaven to serve as our intercessor before the Father.
    (John 1:14; Hebrews 7:25,26)
  • We believe in salvation only through the blood of JESUS. Man was created good but by voluntary transgression fell, and his ONLY hope of redemption is by accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour.
    (Romans 3:23; John 3:16; 1 John 1:9)
  • We believe that sanctification is the progressive work of grace in the heart of the believer by the Holy Spirit.
    (John 17:17, 19; I Thessalonians 5:23)
  • We believe in the personal, imminent coming of our Lord as the blessed hope of the believer.
    (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16)
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, both the just and the unjust; of the just to eternal life and the unjust to condemnation.
    (Acts 24:15; John 5:28-29)