Philosophy, Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Culture

Philosophy:

We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents, not the Church or State, to “bring children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” The Church’s commission is to spread the Gospel and train believers (Matthew 28:18-20). The State has been directed to enforce God’s laws and protect the innocent (Romans 13). The Family raises and educates children (Ephesians 6:4). Therefore, under the authority of the family, Christ Classical Academy seeks to teach, discipline, and disciple.

We believe that God’s character is revealed not only in His Word but also in every facet of the creation. Therefore, we teach that all knowledge is interrelated and instructs us about God Himself.

God wants us to love Him with our minds, as well as with our hearts, souls, and strength (Matthew 22:37). Therefore, we seek to challenge children at all levels by using the proven classical method incorporating instruction in Latin, Logic, and Rhetoric.

We want to help parents teach their children that all they do should be done “heartily, as unto the Lord.” Therefore, we encourage quality academic work and maintain high standards of conduct including biblical discipline principles.

We seek to offer a full K-12 program because we believe that as long as a child is under the parents’ authority and undergoing formal education, he should be trained biblically (Deut. 6:6,7; Prov. 22:6).

Above all, parents can be confident that at every stage of their child’s development in school, the student will be loved with Christ’s love at Christ Classical Academy.

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Vision:

Our desire is to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully, who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We will train them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from biblical. We aim to prepare them well for all situations, possessing information and the knowledge of how to use it. We desire they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with the tools of learning; fully realizing the limitations of the wisdom of this world. We desire they have a heart for the lost, the courage to seek to dissuade those who are stumbling toward destruction; and that they distinguish genuine religion from religion in form only. Most of all that they possess the former, knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ with humility and gratitude to God.

We aim to cultivate these same qualities in our staff and to pay them well so that they may make a career at Christ Classical Academy. We desire that they be professional and diligent in their work, gifted in teaching, loving their students and passionate about their subjects. We desire that they clearly understand classical education, how it works in their classroom and how their work fits into the whole; that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow; that they coach and nurture new staff and serve as academic mentors to students as they mature in Christ. We seek to provide them opportunities to be refreshed and renewed.

We aim to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for the school; to see them well informed about the goals of our classical and Christ-centered approach. We desire them to be involved in and excited about CCA. We aim to help them to follow biblical principles in addressing concerns, to be inclined to hearing both sides of a story before rendering a verdict, and to embrace the Scripture’s injunctions to encourage one another to love and good works.

Finally, in our relationship with our community, we aim to be above reproach in our business dealings and supportive of the local business community. We further seek to exemplify the unity of the body of Christ, to develop greater fellowship and understanding with the churches, and to bring glory to our Lord in all our endeavors.

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Mission

Christ Classical Academy seeks to provide students with an extraordinary education using integrated curriculum, classical teaching, and a Christian worldview. We seek to equip students to fearlessly engage the fallen world with conviction, grace, wisdom, and compassion. Through immersion in the riches of western civilization, we train students in essential habits of the mind and spirit. All is done for the glory of God and the furtherance of His kingdom. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Core Values:

At Christ Classical Academy, our objectives are to:

Ensure that the parental authority over the education of their children is respected and reinforced; (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

Train and equip each student to be a servant-leader who has an impact on those God puts within reach;

Provide an orderly atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the above goals;

Manifest the basic presupposition that the inerrant Scriptures truthfully reveal God as the Creator of all things; (Genesis 1:2, Colossians 1:15)

Teach all subjects as a part of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center; (II Timothy 3:16-17)

Encourage every student to examine and develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son; (Matthew 28:18-20)

Provide a clear model of the biblical Christian life through the actions of our staff and board; (Matthew 22:37-40)

Help each student develop a biblical worldview to be consistently applied to every area of life;

Cultivate in each student a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic and moral excellence, for the purpose of bringing glory to God alone;

Utilize a classical model of education emphasizing the grammar, logic, and rhetoric in each subject;

  • Grammar: The fundamental elements and vocabulary of each subject. (Knowledge)
  • Logic: The ordered relationships in each subject area. (Understanding)
  • Rhetoric: The clear expression of the grammar and logic of each subject. (Wisdom)

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Culture:

Christ Classical Academy seeks to foster a culture centered around an enduring love of learning and the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty. We seek to partner with parents as they raise their children in a God-centered manner. We pray that Christ’s love will infuse our daily operations with grace and hope.