In educational circles, our method of instruction is called classical Christian education. While most understand the Christian component of this method to be an education that is centered on the infallible Word of God, many are unfamiliar with classical methodology. The concept of classical education is far from new. In fact, it was THE method of education for every child in Western Civilization until the early 1900’s. Its practices date back to the Greek and Roman eras, with many of history’s great thinkers educated classically: Archimedes, St Paul, Dante, John Calvin, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Martin Luther, William Shakespeare, George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
The goal in ancient times was to teach children how to think and learn for themselves. They were given the tools of learning and then taught to apply those tools to any subject they encountered. Much the same, we strive to equip our students with the tools necessary to become lifelong learners who can think rationally, solve problems creatively, and recognize that all wisdom comes from God the creator and can only be obtained through Him.