Educational Philosophy

Above all, our highest goal is to provide an educational environment that challenges our students to live and think from a Christian worldview.

    1. We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents, not the Church or State, to “bring up children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). Therefore, we seek to teach and discipline in a manner consistent with the Bible and a godly home environment.
    2. We believe that God’s character is revealed not only in his Word, but also in every facet of Creation. Therefore, we teach that all knowledge is interrelated and instructs us about God Himself.
    3. God wants us to love Him with our mind, as well as with our heart, soul, and strength (Matthew 22:37). Therefore, we seek to individually challenge children at all levels and teach them how to learn through the centuries-old classical method, including instruction of Latin when possible.
    4. We want to help parents teach their child/ren that all they do should be done “heartily, as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23). Therefore, we seek to encourage quality academic work and maintain high standards of conduct. This includes biblical discipline principles.

We seek to be Christ-Centered:

    1. Teach all subjects as part of an integrated whole, with the Scriptures at the center of all (II Timothy 3:16,17).
    2. Provide a clear model of the Biblical Christian life through our staff and board members (Matthew 22:37-40).
    3. Encourage students to develop their relationships with God the Father though Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 19:13-15).

We seek to be Classical:

    1. Emphasize grammar, logic and rhetoric in all subjects. (See definition at the end)
    2. Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and to live up to his or her academic potential.
    3. Provide an orderly atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the goals described above.


GRAMMAR: The fundamental building blocks (rules and data) for each subject (not just for the languages). Each subject has its own grammar which the student must learn in order to know the subject from its foundations.

LOGIC: The ordered relationship of the particulars (the grammar or building blocks) in each subject. As the student learns the building blocks along with how they relate to each other, he/she learns how to think rather than merely memorizing fragmented facts.

RHETORIC: The ability to clearly express the grammar and logic of each subject (or the knowledge he/she has acquired.