If You Are A Christian, ‘Everything Will Change’ About Education

John Senior founded a world-renowned university humanities program at the University of Kansas that thrived in the 1970s. In his book, "The Restoration of Christian Culture," Senior writes the following: Not to have a college at all would mean an ignorance of many things, but to have a college in which the faculty and students … Continue reading If You Are A Christian, ‘Everything Will Change’ About Education

Erasmus: Memorization Is The Beginning Of A Creative Process

From "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," by Nicholas Carr. The Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus...who as a schoolboy had memorized great swathes of classical literature, including the complete works of the poet Horace and the playwright Terence, was not recommending memorization for memorization's sake or as a rote exercise for retaining … Continue reading Erasmus: Memorization Is The Beginning Of A Creative Process

Research: The More We Memorize, The Sharper Our Brains Become

From "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," by Nicholas Carr. When a person fails to consolidate a fact, an idea or an experience in long-term memory, he's not 'freeing up' space in his brain for other functions. In contrast to working memory, with its constrained capacity, long-term memory expands and contracts … Continue reading Research: The More We Memorize, The Sharper Our Brains Become

We’ve Been Recommended For Accreditation

In the last week of February, an accreditation team from the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education visited our school. We're excited to report the reviewers will recommend us to their board for accreditation approval. Our application and recommendation will be formally voted on at the CCLE board's March meeting. We'll report the details once they're … Continue reading We’ve Been Recommended For Accreditation

We Might Open A Full Classroom This Fall For 10- to 12-Year Olds

Enough families have expressed interest in enrolling their 10- to 12-year-old children in Redeemer Classical this fall that we are holding a meeting this Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. to discuss the possibility of a full class for that age range. The meeting is at the school and open to all interested parents. If … Continue reading We Might Open A Full Classroom This Fall For 10- to 12-Year Olds

Register Here For Our Classic Games and Handcrafts Summer Camp

Our classic games summer camp will run from June 3-7 this year. This is a half-day camp from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day at Redeemer Classical School. This classic games and handcrafts camp for ages 4-12 aims to nourish the arts of self-organization, negotiation, and relationship development through play; develop a repertoire of … Continue reading Register Here For Our Classic Games and Handcrafts Summer Camp

Has Your Eight-Year-Old Learned To Write This Well? He Can

Redeemer's older students are learning the mechanics of writing paragraphs, reports, and essays. Here is a final draft of a report from one eight-year-old student. Here is a transcription of what the boy wrote: Dolphins and Humans In the wild and in captivity, dolphins interact with humans. Normally, dolphins are fun-loving because they enjoy playing. … Continue reading Has Your Eight-Year-Old Learned To Write This Well? He Can

Visiting Artist Shows How To Paint In Watercolors Outside

At a recent Friday nature study, Redeemer Classical hosted the president of the Fort Wayne Artist's Guild, John Kelty. He did a watercolors demonstration as he talked, showing the children how he paints outside (which artists call "plein air," meaning painting outside in outdoor daylight). Take a look at what happened in the pictures below. … Continue reading Visiting Artist Shows How To Paint In Watercolors Outside