The Classical Approach

Classical Christian education is a rich and historically rooted educational philosophy. We encourage you to explore some of the resources below to learn more about what classical education is, how it differs from modern educational philosophies, and how it impacts the way we teach at Faith Christian Academy.

THE CLASSICAL DIFFERENCE

Classical education does not offer a slight adjustment to the curriculum. It is a much more fundamental and inclusive change in paradigm.

The classical difference affects what we teach and how we teach, govern, and assess. It even affects the vocabulary we use to express our vision.
Different words are used and emphasized (such as “trivium”, “quadrivium”, “virtue”, etc.), while some of the words that are common to classical and contemporary education carry significantly richer meanings (such as “science”, “liberal arts”, etc.).”

From “What is Classical Education?” from CiRCE Institute (2017). Click here to read the entire article.

HOW DOES CLASSICAL EDUCATION DIFFER FROM MODERN EDUCATION?

Please click here to watch a narrated presentation that gives and overview on classical Christian education.