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How To Find The Right Private School For Your Child

Saturday, January 18, 2020

How To Find The Right Private School For Your Child   What To Consider When Choosing A Private School: Goals for your child's education School's values and curriculum Available extra curricular activities Reputation of the school within the community Impression of the school during the visit   Goals for your child's education What level of curriculum is necessary Wha...


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Tolkien: Enchanting the Mind with Truth

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tolkien's fairy tales, far from being fit only for children, are an intellectual gold mine.   Including J.R.R. Tolkien on a list of the greatest authors of the twentieth century might surprise some. Tolkien is widely known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which codified modern fantasy fiction, often considered the province of children and y...


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What Happens When We Don't Sing Christmas Carols: The Redwoods of Our Faith

Friday, November 22, 2019

What Happens When We Don't Sing Christmas Carols: The Redwoods of Our Faith   Christmas is a time to remember. The familiar smells from the kitchen. The familiar sounds of children laughing. The familiar glow of a dimly lit tree. Each of these and so much more reminds us of moments in our past—glimpses of experiences and emotions that have shaped the very way we view our lives. Eve...


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Ian Lindquist: Classical Schools in Modern America

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Why are classical Christian schools surging in popularity?   In a recent article for National Affairs titled “Classical Schools in Modern America,” Ian Lindquist recounts the history of classical schools in the U.S. and their surprising growth. The revival of learning Classical Christian education is meeting head-on the unmet challenges and unanswered questions that are plagu...


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Dripping in Spit: How Music Shapes Our Affections

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Music shapes affections more than we know.  I remember when this truth hit me between the eyes for the first time.    My First Punk Rock Concert On a sweltering evening in the early nineties, my roommate and I decided to escape the heat of our dorm with an evening walk. Sophomores at Northeastern University, our apartment building was located on the southeast corner of the Bac...


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U.S Attorney General Speaks About Classical Christian Renewal

Monday, October 28, 2019

Cultivating Virtue in Our Students On October 11, William Barr, U.S. Attorney General, gave a speech at The University of Notre Dame that has great importance for everyone involved in the American Classical Christian renewal. We strive to cultivate virtue in our students, but another word is often substituted: values. Barr comments about this word: “What we call ‘values’ today...


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Dads, go to church with your kids!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Dads matter. If we want our kids in church, we must lead by example. Even in this egalitarian age, dads have a unique ability to spiritually shepherd their family, and our children will most likely go where we go—and will keep going for the rest of their lives. In a recent article at Breakpoint, John Stonestreet addresses the increasing data findings revealing the strong connecti...


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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  ~ by Jessica Burke ~ Twelve years ago, when I was pregnant with my oldest, I taught middle school language arts, and my students loved to ask me about my baby’s future. They were beginning to consider what their own futures held and spoke of attending top-ranked colleges to pursue lucrative careers. They wanted to be doctors, professional athletes, lawyers, and ...


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Will your Child Keep the Faith in College?

Monday, February 25, 2019

  Rough Odds Barna research estimates that 70% of Christian college students abandon their faith by graduation. As Christian parents prepare to send their children into a largely post-Christian world, they wonder if their children will live in accordance wit...


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Should I homeschool?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

This is a deeply personal and complex question.  Thankfully many people have gone before you and if you take time to talk and read about their process, you will be wiser for it.  If you would like to know more about your options for educating your child, these are excellent resources to check out.   School Choices: What’s Best for Your Child? Author: Jan Sheble Summary...


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