What is classical Christian education?

Classical education is designed to develop life-long learners who know what they believe, why they believe it, and how to winsomely communicate it as they impact the culture of Christ.

The classical approach follows the natural development of a child’s intellect. Beginning with the “grammar” level by presenting the basic facts and principles of learning, then progressing to the “logic” level of ordering information, classical education matures in the “rhetoric” stage where students learn to think critically, integrate information, and communicate effectively.

By teaching them to read, we have left them at the mercy of the printed word. By the invention of the film and the radio, we have made certain that no aversion to reading shall secure them from the incessant battery of words, words, words. They do not know what the words mean; they do not know how to ward them off or blunt their edge or fling them back; they are a prey to words in their emotions instead of being the masters of them in their intellects… We have lost the tools of learning…”

Dorothy Sayers

Knowledge

We are committed to advancing excellent practical, academic, and philosophical Knowledge that is in unison with and supported by the truth of God’s word.

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.  Proverbs 18:15

Faith

We seek to be used by God to set the table for the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of our students to draw them to Christ and advance a commitment to the Christian Faith.

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1

Wisdom

We seek to foster an environment that allows students and staff to cultivate Wisdom by united academic Knowledge and the gift of Christian Faith.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is insight.  Proverb 9:10

Virtue

We are committed to the application of Knowledge, Faith, and Wisdom through Virtuous behavior that is rooted in the love of God and our neighbor.

Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge.  2 Peter 1:5