Classical Christian Education

What is Classical Christian Education?

A classical Christian education is the pursuit of all that is good, true, and beautiful with the recognition that these are rooted in God.  The classical Christian model provides a biblical framework to understand everything across all subjects.  It equips students to think clearly, write and argue persuasively, and to understand where philosophies and ideas come from.  It prepares them to face the challenges of the future armed with the wisdom from the past by igniting the student's heart and mind rooted in their faith of Jesus Christ.
The unique method of this curriculum works with the age of the child through the critical growth and developmental years.  The three stages; Grammar Stage (PreK-6), Dialectic or Logic Stage (7-8), Rhetoric Stage (9-12) comprise what is known as the Trivium and can be compared to the biblical expression of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
Classical Christian
"As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.  Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ."  
Colossians 2:6-8

Distinctly Christian

We are committed to teaching from a distinctly Christian worldview.  By integrating the truth and context of scripture into all subject areas from the earliest grades onward, students are trained to consider how the idea at hand, aligns-or fails to align-with the Word of God.  The combination of Bible teaching and Scripture memory with critical thinking, logic, awareness of current events, and the application of a biblical worldview, creates developmentally appropriate discussions and experiences, at all levels, building a strong spiritual foundation.  Our end goal is for students to view humanistic, post-Christian era thought through a biblical lens, countering it effectively with intelligent reasoning, action, and communication.

Why Study Latin?

Latin instruction provides our students with a foundation in the grammar rules of language, a broader vocabulary, and an opportunity to encounter some of the greatest ideas of Western civilization in their original language. More than that, Latin training helps build disciplined habits and ordered thinking.

The Classical Difference

Classical Christian education breaks away to re-establish Christianity as a leading voice in our culture.  It has also proven to be the most effective preparation for college.  In 2018, the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) sponsored a parallel survey with the University of Notre Dame to append ACCS member school alumni to the Cardus data.  This provides insight into the life outcomes of ACCS alumni when compared to 5 other types of school.