A Classical Christian Education

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Humanities & High School

     Each age is defined by its culture, developing off the heels of those who came before. This has been true since the beginning of recorded history, and understanding culture helps us to understand the events, technology, architecture, philosophy, arts, and literature produced by it. But Pythagoras, Shakespeare, Thomas Edison, and J.K. Rowling are not merely products of their culture -- their work also impacted their culture. Moreover, not only did they influence the values and insights of their contemporaries, but what they produced has ongoing impact to succeeding generations. Humanities is the approach of teaching history and literature through the lens of culture, and it is a powerful way to approach education.

     As a classical Christian school, we are not merely training our students to be accepted at impressive colleges and take on impressive vocations and careers (although we are doing that, too!). We are also training our students to be shining lights among their peers in whatever ongoing studies they pursue, whatever career they choose, wherever life will take them. We are passionate about cultivating in our students critical thinking skills, teaching them correct Christian doctrine and Biblical literacy with which to understand the source of all Truth and Goodness, and developing in them character traits of decency, kindness, and the ability to articulate all their thoughts, both in writing and in speech, in a winsome and intelligent way. By equipping them with these tools they will be able to go out into the world and not only reflect their culture, but speak to it in valuable and enduring ways. Our students are being trained to make a difference in this world, a difference for the better.
 
"...walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory."  1 Th 2:12