The focus of Tulsa Living Education is to provide students with an outstanding liberal arts education in a Christian environment, surrounded by Christian teachers and staff, without preference for one denominational set of beliefs over another.
Our staff are Christians and the Christian faith is at the core of our community life, identity, and perspective. However, members of our staff come from different streams of Christianity. Tulsa Living Education adopts the Nicene Creed to serve as our common ground of Christian faith:
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from Heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin, Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the Prophets. And I believe in one holy, universal and apostolic Church; acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
We welcome children and families from all backgrounds, whether from different Christian denominational affiliations, other faith confessions, or non-faith, secular backgrounds. We ask that during the enrollment process all parents familiarize themselves with our faith perspective and the role that it plays in student life. T.L.E students attend a short assembly which includes hymn singing and study of the Bible as part of the curriculum at every grade level. In their instruction and conversation, all staff members will demonstrate respect toward individual family beliefs and practices.