This is an excerpt of a note sent to extended family from a family new to Redeemer Classical in the last year. We reprint it here with the mother's permission, with some minor changes such as removing kids' names. The kids are so happy. The school is exactly what they needed. Each morning begins with … Continue reading Mom Tells About Choosing Redeemer Classical: 'My Kids Are So Happy'
Fort Wayne’s new classical school is flourishing, and about to open its library to the public this fall. Redeemer Classical School volunteers have been working for two years to gather, clean, catalog, and organize several thousand classic works, with a focus on the “golden age of children’s literature” from the 1940s through the 1980s. During … Continue reading Enrollment Doubles For Third Year In A Row; Library Soon Open To Public
Nathan Klump joins Redeemer Classical to largely take on our older forms this year, although he and Mr. Pullmann will be splitting several afternoon studies among the older students to provide instruction tailored to their abilities. Join us in welcoming him to the school -- we're pumped about what a good match he is for … Continue reading Meet Our New Teacher
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