What is a Classical & Christ-Centered Education?Posted: July 21, 2010 Filed under: RCCS 2 Comments
In all its levels, it is…
A Classical Education is provided by:
- Emphasizing grammar, logic, and rhetoric in all subjects, which are described as follows:
- Grammar Stage (Grades K – 6): The fundamental facts and rules of each subject.
- Logic (Grades 7 – 9): The ordered relationship of particulars in each subject.
- Rhetoric (Grades 10-12): The clear expression and application of the grammar and logic of each subject may be clearly expressed.
- Encouraging every student to develop a love for learning and live up to his or her academic potential. By virtue of its definition, the classical model is both academically challenging and developmentally appropriate.
- Providing an orderly atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the above goals.
A Biblical World and Life View is provided by:
- Teaching all subjects as part of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center. (II Timothy 3:16-17)
- Providing a clear model of the Biblical Christian life though our staff and board. (Matthew 22:37-40)
- Encouraging every student to begin and develop his or her relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 19:13-15)
- Providing a means for parents to involve themselves in the educational development of their children. (Deuteronomy 6:6,7)
Any thoughts on whether or not classical school confuse church and academy?
Um, good question. I am sure some may, and some don’t. I’ll have to learn more about it when I get out there to MD to find out.