‘Our K-12 Education Is Among The Least Effective In The Developed World’

E.D. Hirsch is a renowned researcher from the University of Virginia who wrote the bestselling Cultural Literacy in 1987. It l launched a foundation and myriad curricular reform efforts that proved effective but have not been widely adopted due to ideological resistance and inertia. Hirsch describes himself as a political progressive committed to social equality whose … Continue reading ‘Our K-12 Education Is Among The Least Effective In The Developed World’

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11 Things We Heard At Our Spring Recitation Day

Last week Redeemer families and friends gathered for our spring semester recitation day. Ages three to adult recited the following selections, which we'll excerpt here. Just imagine if the whole world resounded with such stirring ideas and poetry! Imagine if you learned, at age seven, all 130 lines of "Paul Revere's Ride," by Henry Wadsworth … Continue reading 11 Things We Heard At Our Spring Recitation Day

Join Us For Nature Play At Lindenwood Every Summer Monday Morning

This summer Redeemer Classical families and nature walkers will gather each Monday at 9:30 a.m. for free play and exploration at Lindenwood Nature Preserve. You're invited! This will be a relaxed, agenda-free version of our school-year nature walks. We're just out to maintain our habits of exploring God's world, developing wonder and attention, exercising our … Continue reading Join Us For Nature Play At Lindenwood Every Summer Monday Morning

Fascinating Research Finds How We Live Affects How We Think

The online journal Quartz recently published a fascinating article about metaphor, or humans' capacity for understanding and reacting to new things in comparison to things people have already experienced. You probably already know its first point: people's opinions of things change based on how those things are framed in language. For example: In a recent Stanford study, … Continue reading Fascinating Research Finds How We Live Affects How We Think

A Local Beekeeper Visited Nature Walk This Week. Here’s What We Saw

This week's nature walk featured a special treat: A visit and demonstration from local beekeeper Maraiah Russell, whose grandfather kept bees and passed down his hobby. Russell teaches introduction to beekeeping classes for the Northeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association, and she kept the children enthralled for an hour. It probably helped that she brought a huge … Continue reading A Local Beekeeper Visited Nature Walk This Week. Here’s What We Saw

‘What We Want From Students Is No Longer Their Insight Or Character, But Their Desires’

In the latest Los Angeles Review of Books, writer and philosophy professor Ron Srigley critiques the modern university in ways that also apply to K-12 schooling. He targets today's upside-down structure of education that preferences bureaucracy and PR over students and genuine learning. "If students cannot think, read, or write any longer, it’s because administrators … Continue reading ‘What We Want From Students Is No Longer Their Insight Or Character, But Their Desires’

Look At What Our Art Students Sculpted This Week

Our amazing art teacher, Meghan, does both picture study of famous artists with students and guides them through their own reproductions in a wide variety of media. This week it was sculpting an imitation of the face of Michelangelo's Moses statue. You might think that would be impossible for five, six, and seven-year-olds (and up). … Continue reading Look At What Our Art Students Sculpted This Week

A Harvard Professor On Why Studying The Humanities Is Essential To A Good Life

"[T]he humanists inspired by Petrarch and later Erasmus and Thomas More saw themselves as helping to rebuild Christendom by returning it to its ancient roots. They believed the study of classical languages and literatures, neglected in the Middle Ages (a period concept they invented), could improve character and create a love for wisdom and true … Continue reading A Harvard Professor On Why Studying The Humanities Is Essential To A Good Life

12 Reasons Redeemer Classical Should Be Your Child’s School

1. We Support Deep Fidelity to Your Family’s Faith Holy scripture and the church fathers teach that the chief duty of parents is to instruct their children in the faith, and to pass on their religious heritage. Only Christ can save a child’s soul. But parents ought to be faithful to our God-given duties, trusting … Continue reading 12 Reasons Redeemer Classical Should Be Your Child’s School