When parents are looking around for different schools for their children, they usually look at the environment, the locality, facilities and curriculum. There are a quite a lot of different schools out there and all of them have different curriculums. Here we are taking a look at the classical Christian education model which has seen a boom in the recent years. One problem with these Christian academy is that usually they are quite expensive and therefore with this extra cost comes the question whether the it is worth it or not. I mean, kids have been going to public school all over the country and when you look at the most successful people today very few of them went to private schools or even classical Christian schools.
THE FORMATIVE YEARS
The vision of the classical Christian school differs from that of a public school, yes the grades and future earnings and college prospects are important but that is what every school in the country says is their priority, but what Christian Academy aims to do is to think of the child as the end goal. The biggest and first target is to help a child become free thinking, logical and a good human being. The focus of attention is not the grades and how much a child can memorize but things like knowledge about the surroundings and the world, maturity and virtue. The academy aims to introduce the child to god and to help the child be aware of the love, truth, beauty of the world and goodness through god. the curriculum begins with learning poetry, literature and introduction to Latin to name a few while also giving importance to math and music.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS
A lot of field trips are organized by the school not just to different states but also abroad, travelling broadens the horizons of people and is an important factor in the overall growth of a kid. A special attention is given to children’s specific interests be it math or science or arts.
One thing that is for sure is the curriculum is neither easy for the teachers or the students. It is the desire of any human to take the easy way, but children are taught to tackle difficulties head on and not be afraid of them, but to find creative solutions for each problem.