Classical Christian education uses methods and content that develops thinking, articulate, well-rounded graduates. Classical, Christian schools provide the best possible education to help every child reach their God-given potential.
Since the earliest days of formal education, Christians have recognized that the stages of the trivium also align with the biblical concepts of knowledge, understanding and wisdom: “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches” (Proverbs 24:3-4). In today’s Christ-centered classical classrooms, early in the grammar stage, students begin to hide the Word of God in their hearts by memorizing scripture; they learn the stories of scripture alongside their history timelines and study the characters of the Bible as well as the marvelous character of our God. As students progress into the logic stage, classes begin to focus on understanding what we believe as Christians, why we believe it, and how the truth and tenets of Christianity effect the daily lives of believers, flowing into their actions and interactions with others. As students mature, they formally study comparative worldview and apologetics so that they might be more fully equipped to use their rhetoric training for the purposes and glory of our God. Recognizing that “the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding,” a Christ-centered classical education approaches all learning and instruction through the light of God’s truth (Proverbs 2:6).
Therefore, throughout a child’s experience in a Christ-centered classical school, all subjects—history, literature, science—are placed in the context of God’s truth and examined for what they reveal about us, our God, and our relationship with Him. Thus, the Christ-centered classical model proves uniquely effective in training students to love the LORD their God with their minds and in equipping them as ambassadors for Christ and agents of His redemption in our fallen world.