13 Pictures Of People Having Fun, Working Hard At Our Big Playground Build Day

Last Saturday nearly 50 volunteers came together to put in the first phase of our playground. Wow, what a day! Everyone worked hard and long, and we got a lot done. Here are some pictures to give a flavor of the day. Here our playhouse crew, supervised by Jerry Frese, who had a career building … Continue reading 13 Pictures Of People Having Fun, Working Hard At Our Big Playground Build Day

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The 2018-19 Nature Walks Schedule Is Posted!

As Redeemer Classical students study birds and insects this year for science, the coordinating nature walks will include birdhouse and bird feeder building, a visit from a local artist who paints outdoors, show 'n tells with local entomologists and bird watchers, a guided hike at Eagle Marsh during Monarch butterfly migration season, sledding, insect collection, … Continue reading The 2018-19 Nature Walks Schedule Is Posted!

Here’s What Our Play Yard Looks Like Before This Year’s Big Build Day

As blog readers know, this summer we're installing the first phase of our natural playground. Last week we¬†hit our 2018 fundraising goal to buy the materials for it. A huge thank-you to all our givers who helped make it possible! The giving GoFundMe page is open through next summer to fund the stunning additions planned … Continue reading Here’s What Our Play Yard Looks Like Before This Year’s Big Build Day

Coming For Fall: New Design For Our Handcrafted Classroom Standing Desks

Our headmaster moonlights as a wood craftsman, and has been using part of his summer "vacation" to redesign standing desks for Redeemer students. He crafts each student's desk by hand. Last year, we used another desk as a template, because standing desks are a relatively new idea and fewer are available than conventional desks, especially … Continue reading Coming For Fall: New Design For Our Handcrafted Classroom Standing Desks

Join Our Students For Music Class On Tuesday Afternoons This Fall

Redeemer Classical students in forms 1 and 2 -- ages seven through eleven -- will learn music theory from an excellent teacher this fall, and we're opening the class to homeschooling families, just like with our art class. Music Theory I is a class for 8-12 year olds that integrates written theory and ear training … Continue reading Join Our Students For Music Class On Tuesday Afternoons This Fall

Open House Dates During The 2018-19 School Year For Interested Families

Hundreds of people from Fort Wayne are looking at our open houses page every month. We know you're interested. Come on by and see what our school is all about. It will change your family's life for the better, just like it did for Anna Macke and her family. Listen to her story below. Don't … Continue reading Open House Dates During The 2018-19 School Year For Interested Families

Hirsch: Why Parents Think American Schools Are Poor, But Their Child’s Is An Exception

As this blog has mentioned, the current Redeemer Classical school board members' group read is Dr. E.D. Hirsch's "The Schools We Need -- And Why We Don't Have Them." Hirsch's several bestsellers prompted greater attention to effective education among a variety of typically non-mainstream schools. He explains why the education "establishment" has been actively hostile … Continue reading Hirsch: Why Parents Think American Schools Are Poor, But Their Child’s Is An Exception

Pictures: Redeemer Classical At The Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market

This past Saturday Redeemer Classical ran a children's activities booth at the Barr Street Market in Fort Wayne. The market has grown by leaps and bounds in just the past few years. Even though it was an extremely hot and muggy day, the atmosphere was festival-like and the streets were full of people. We wanted … Continue reading Pictures: Redeemer Classical At The Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market

What’s Coming Up For 2018-19 Nature Walks? Studying The Birds And Bees

This coming school year, Redeemer classical students will study birds and insects in science class and matching nature walks for Zoology 1. We're planning an even better nature walking year after having a blast last year with dozens of new friends. We're planning to include an introduction to birding, talks from local scientists who study … Continue reading What’s Coming Up For 2018-19 Nature Walks? Studying The Birds And Bees

Watch This Video About Our Big Plans For A Natural Playground, And How You Can Help

This summer we're putting a lot of work into one of our big projects: building a natural playground atop a patch of bare grass for the children of Redeemer Classical and its host church, Redeemer Lutheran. Last summer, we and lots of hardworking friends put up many feet of fence around the play yard. This … Continue reading Watch This Video About Our Big Plans For A Natural Playground, And How You Can Help