Learn About The 1,600-Year-Old Advent Hymn We’re Singing At School

This Advent season, the children, faculty, and families of Redeemer Classical have frequently sung the hymn "Savior of the Nations, Come" in our daily morning matins services. Many of the children have nearly memorized it. In singing and memorizing, they are participating in nearly 2,000 years of Christian faith: The famous Ambrose, bishop of Milan, … Continue reading Learn About The 1,600-Year-Old Advent Hymn We’re Singing At School

See What We’ve Been Doing On Nature Walks This Fall

Due to Thanksgiving, today school is out and so is nature walk. Last Friday, however, and thanks to all those who brought their daddies and power drills, we completed a rather big project for young children: Building wood bird feeders. You can see some of the activity in the pictures below. Those of you who … Continue reading See What We’ve Been Doing On Nature Walks This Fall

Teacher At Cutting Edge Of Tech Fad In Schools Explains Why He Tapped Out

AltSchool is a highly hyped $21,000 per year K-8 school in Silicon Valley. As a teacher there, Paul France has been profiled in some of the nation's leading outlets, including The New Yorker and Wired. You can see a brief overview of the school model in the 2015 CBS video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyV7zQbnX7E Yet after several … Continue reading Teacher At Cutting Edge Of Tech Fad In Schools Explains Why He Tapped Out

Researcher: Parents Who Think Their School District Is Good Are Usually Wrong

One of the big disconnects between those close to the research about U.S. student achievement and parents is knowledge about school quality. This blog has quoted Dr. Thomas Korcok explaining that most parents have never been taught how to evaluate school quality, so they often go by feelings and perceptions such as how modern the … Continue reading Researcher: Parents Who Think Their School District Is Good Are Usually Wrong

Do You Have A Name For Our Shakespeare + Wine Nights? Do Tell

We need a snazzy name for our biweekly grown-up gathering to watch and discuss Hillsdale College's online Shakespeare course while drinking pairings selected by Wine Down starting in January. Anyone got any ideas? Put them in the comments below or on Facebook. Also, the original post about the event series has been updated to reflect … Continue reading Do You Have A Name For Our Shakespeare + Wine Nights? Do Tell

Why A Christian Education Is Built Upon The Ways We Worship

How we think about distinctively Christian education would not be primarily a matter of sorting out which Christian ideas to drop into eager and willing mind receptacles; rather, it would become a matter of thinking about how a Christian education shapes, us, forms us, molds us to be a certain kind of people whose hearts … Continue reading Why A Christian Education Is Built Upon The Ways We Worship

Why Everyone Should Learn At Least Two Languages (If Not More)

Most American students hardly learn even English well and any other languages almost never to fluency, but multiple language acquisition is common in the schools of nearly all other developed countries. This is one, but not the only or even the chief reason Redeemer students learn multiple languages, starting with Latin. A college dean recently … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Learn At Least Two Languages (If Not More)

Why Learning To Learn Requires Developing Habits Of Moral Virtue

One of the chief occupations for our headmaster, most especially as school begins, is to develop students' habits so they are actually capable of learning. Being able to meet and acquire new knowledge requires many virtues, and constant growth in them over time, to help children (like all people) grow in mental and moral maturity. … Continue reading Why Learning To Learn Requires Developing Habits Of Moral Virtue

Shakespeare And Wine Discussion Group Starts In January

Calling all adults seeking to rejuvenate their minds and souls, this time with a delve into Shakespeare's Hamlet and The Tempest, every other Monday night starting January 7, for nine sessions. This is an opportunity for adult discussion, friendship, and learning, paired with wine selected by Wine Down. We will read brief sections of these … Continue reading Shakespeare And Wine Discussion Group Starts In January

Calling All Mothers For A Culture-Building Retreat On Nov. 3

Redeemer Classical is hosting a fall mothers' retreat focused on culture-building within ourselves and our communities. The retreat will feature online workshops with the ladies of the Schole Sisters and their special guest, author, speaker, and mother of nine Cindy Rollins, plus in-person discussion with a treasury of local women. The retreat hosts and speakers … Continue reading Calling All Mothers For A Culture-Building Retreat On Nov. 3