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Why Classical Christian Education?

We believe education is discipleship.

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Students spend more than 18,000 hours
in K-12th grade.

Jesus said, “Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.” Luke 6:40 (NLT)

We believe those 18,000 hours of discipleship are wisely and most effectively invested by training our children’s hearts and minds in the Christian worldview through the classical method.

We believe Christ and scripture must be central throughout our curriculum in order to faithfully prepare our children for all of life. Students hearts and minds must be trained to see, understand and appreciate God’s glory, truth, goodness, beauty in every subject they study.

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Government schools and secular private schools inevitably invest these 18,000 hours educating children in the secular progressive worldview which contradicts God's word.

 

With Christ and scripture absent, these schools are unable to form students in true wisdom, virtue, love, and righteousness.

 

With a secular worldview, these schools are unable to rightly understand or address the most fundamental questions and issues of life.

In the 1940s, Dorothy Sayers pointed out, “For the sole end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain”.

 

The classical method takes this warning to heart by helping students learn how to think and speak in logical and rhetorically compelling ways. Classical Christian education takes this a step further by aiming to also form student’s hearts in truth and virtue through the study of scripture and theology.

 

The objective of Classical Christian education is to prepare students to thrive in all spheres of life including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, church, family, workplace, and beyond.

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Modern education methods focus on training student’s minds through the memorization and rehearsal of statements from secular progressive academics. Modern instruction tells children what they ought to think, feel, and do from a secular viewpoint. Their objective is to prepare them for a job rather than prepare them for all of life.

Although Christian schools incorporate Christ and scripture into their curriculum, many use modern educational methods which focus on teaching students ‘what to think’ rather than helping them learn ‘how to think’ and thrive in every aspect of life.

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