We are a member school of the Association of Classical Christian Schools, the largest advocacy organization for K-12 classical Christian education in the US and internationally.
Our mission at Runnels Academy
is to provide a Classical and Christ-centered education in order to graduate young men and women who are equipped to shape culture through wise and victorious Christian living.
We believe that effective teaching is more than just imparting knowledge. Our primary directive is to cultivate a Christian worldview and a love of learning in our students.
What is Classical Christian Education?
The core of classical education is the trivium, which, simply put, is a teaching model that seeks to tailor the curriculum subject matter to a child's cognitive development.
The trivium emphasizes:
concrete thinking and memorization of the facts of the subjects in grade school;
analytical thinking and understanding of the subjects in middle school; and
abstract thinking and articulation of the subjects in high school.
Subjects unique to classical education which help accomplish the goals of the trivium are:
grammar, the science of language usage;
logic, the science of right thinking; and
rhetoric, the science of verbal and written expression.
Classical Christian education is further characterized by a rich exposure to the history, art, and culture of Western Civilization, including:
it's languages (Latin and Greek),
it's philosophy and literature (the great books of Western Civilization and the Christian tradition), and
the development of a Biblical worldview with theology in its proper place as the Queen of the Sciences.
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Recommended Reading List:
The Lost Tools of Learning - Dorothy Sayers (an address to Oxford University in 1947, calling for a return to classical education)
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning - Douglas Wilson
The Seven Laws of Teaching - John Milton Gregory
The Case for Classical Christian Education - Douglas Wilson