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

Why Is It Important To Seriously Study History? To ‘Overcome The Inherent Weakness Of Individual Judgment’

One of the earliest political philosophers in the English tradition was John Selden. A recent journal article discussing his contribution to American law and culture points out how well he articulated the importance of studying history in great detail. Selden responds to the claims of universal reason by arguing for a position that can be … Continue reading Why Is It Important To Seriously Study History? To ‘Overcome The Inherent Weakness Of Individual Judgment’

6 Big Benefits To Starting Your Child In An Excellent Christian School

Christians prize children as precious souls made in God’s image whom God deemed worthy of sacrificing himself to redeem eternally. So a Christian school and culture aims to imitate Christ by taking great care for the all students, even the smallest. The youngest students are not merely biding time with make-work until their brains develop … Continue reading 6 Big Benefits To Starting Your Child In An Excellent Christian School

Podcast: How To Afford Private Tuition For Your Kids

Redeemer Classical's financial aid coach Tina Antrim joined our podcast recently to discuss how parents can get a handle on their finances, as more people are actually able to afford private school than think they can. In this episode, Antrim and host Joy Pullmann talk about how families can get their feet under themselves financially, … Continue reading Podcast: How To Afford Private Tuition For Your Kids

This Amazing Washington DC School’s Story Proves Your Child’s School Matters A Lot

The famous economist and social critic Dr. Thomas Sowell wrote an essay focusing on the salutary achievements of a majority-black public high school in Washington DC. He delves into the story of Dunbar High School's 85 years of amazing success during decades of culturally entrenched racism and legal discrimination against African Americans -- 1870 through … Continue reading This Amazing Washington DC School’s Story Proves Your Child’s School Matters A Lot

Poetry And Other Highlights From Our Fall Recitation Day (Part 2)

You can find part 1 of our fall 2018 recitation day posts right here. "The Solitary Reaper," by William Wordsworth (recited by an 8-year-old) Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy … Continue reading Poetry And Other Highlights From Our Fall Recitation Day (Part 2)

Poetry And Other Highlights From Our Fall Recitation Day (Part 1)

Each semester the Redeemer Classical community gets together for a recitation day, in which students (and grownups) recite poems, scripture, hymns, and similar things they've selected and memorized on their own. This is a Western school tradition that goes back centuries. Readers may be familiar with it from the Anne of Green Gables series, as … Continue reading Poetry And Other Highlights From Our Fall Recitation Day (Part 1)

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

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)