The beliefs that we held most dear and upon which we based our lives were being circumvented by the public schools. It was unrealistic to expect that a public school would, or could, teach and instill into our young people our Christian values. Because of this, Hammond Baptist Schools were founded.
The basic concepts of Hammond Baptist are Christian in character. We believe the Bible to be the living Word of God, and that it is our duty to teach our young people the precepts of Christian living. The highest gains in knowledge and wisdom will come as we apply Christian principles and live according to the commandments of God.
We shall endeavor to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to Christian learning. We shall strive to be examples to our young people so that they can look up to us as role models for Christian living. We shall strive to provide a place that is separated from the world and dedicated to the Christian instruction of our young people.
We believe in America and teach our young people to love their country and respect their leaders. Our rich heritage of freedom was bought with a price. Our young people are taught not only our great history, but the price and the responsibilities that go along with being a citizen in a free country.
We believe that young people should be taught self-discipline, respect for others, respect for property, and honor for elders and positions of authority. Respect for laws, rules, and principles of morality and conduct are never side-stepped. Developing Christian values is vital if our school is to successfully educate the young people. The challenges that lie ahead for todays youth require adults whose moral and spiritual values form the basis for their judgments.