Our Philosophy of Education

Our goal is to help educate young people so that they are able to read, write, and think critically and Biblically. Students are transformed into exemplary people as they gain self-confidence and unlock their dreams. At Goodland Academy, we do not fear failure. If handled properly it can be one of the best things that ever happens to us. The key question is not whether one meets with success or failure, but with what one does with that success or failure.


The Goodland staff will do all that it can to help each and every student find success, and they will also help students deal with and overcome any temporary failure. We believe that each student is responsible for seeking help when they need it, and also that they need to come to school each day ready to learn. We also expect that all of our students will use their time wisely. Failure and hard work are among the most important paving stones on the road to success. Some of our best senior students have been among our most problematic entering students.

Mission & Core Values

Goodland's mission is to make exemplary people. We strive to balance educational tradition with innovation and to foster the development of values as an integral part of intellectual growth. We seek to promote the open exchange of ideas and the independent pursuit of learning.


Goodland aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. It is a community where a mature understanding of the Christian faith and lives of service are nurtured. Students are encouraged to work toward a just and peaceful world.


The purpose of a Goodland education is to help its students attain their full potential as persons, to develop in them a capacity and passion for lifelong learning, and to prepare them for fulfilling lives of leadership and service in society.