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
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
Redeemer Classical School's accreditation has officially been granted by the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education. This makes Redeemer the only Indiana school to have earned this accreditation. We value it particularly because it marks us as a classical Lutheran school, which is distinct from all in the state and in Fort Wayne. A classical education … Continue reading We’re Officially Accredited!
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
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’
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
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
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
Trying to explain classical education can be really difficult, because it's so different from what most people think of as school, even though some of its outside appearance is the same. We study math, languages, writing, and history. We have teachers and classrooms. So what makes classical education so distinct that it's worth choosing above … Continue reading What Is Christian, Classical Education?
I live in a good school district -- at least, they have good test scores -- so why should I bother researching and shopping around? "Issues Etc." radio host and pastor Todd Wilken asks Dr. Thomas Korcok to open an episode in their recent series on classical education. "One of the things Christians should be concerned about … Continue reading How To Shop For Your Child’s School When Nobody Has Taught You How