Educational Philosophy

 

Although most Christian schools would agree on certain fundamentals, it is imperative that parents scrutinize the foundational beliefs of any school in which they may enroll their child(ren). Therefore, below are the most important philosophical elements that we at Classical Christian Academy believe distinguish our approach to education.

 

  • We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents, not the Church or State, to “bring children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” The Church’s commission is essentially to spread the Gospel and train believers (Matt.28:18-20). The State has been directed to enforce God’s laws and protect the innocent (Romans 13). The Church trains parents, and the State protects families. The family raises and educates children (Eph.6:4; Deut. 6:7). Therefore, we seek to teach and discipline in a manner consistent with the Bible and a Christian home environment.
  • We believe that God’s character is revealed not only in His Word, but also in every facet of His creation. Therefore we teach that all knowledge is interrelated and can instruct us about our world, ourselves, and God Himself.
  • God wants us to love Him with our minds, as well as with our hearts, souls, and strength (Matt. 22:37). Therefore we seek to individually challenge children at all levels and teach them how to learn, by using the centuries-old, proven, classical method, and incorporating instruction in Latin.
  • We want to help parents teach their children that all they do should be done “heartily, as unto the Lord” (Col. 3:23). Therefore we seek to encourage quality academic work and maintain high standards of conduct. This includes biblical discipline principles.
  • Above all, parents can be confident that their student, at every stage of his/her development in school, will be loved with Christ’s love at Classical Christian Academy.

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The big question through all grade levels and all subjects that CCA constantly strives to answer for, and with, students is as follows:

How is God working to reveal his existence, his character, and his plan for mankind?

  • Through history
  • Through the Bible
  • Through literature
  • Through philosophy
  • Through nature
  • Through mathematics
  • Through science

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Classical Pedagogy

  • Love of Learning
  • Tools of Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Developing the Whole Person
  • Low Student-teacher Ratio
  • Broad and Diverse Curriculum

Christian Pedagogy

  • Biblical Worldview
  • Service to Christ
  • Character Development
  • Assisting Parent
  • Apologetics and Evangelical