Classically Educating Disciples for Christ

Samuel Fuller School News

Why Classical?

Feb 6, 2019

Education with a bigger purpose

Classical Christian Education is greatly valued for those who understand its potential, but often goes unrecognized by those who do not.

We train students to lead with eloquence. 

Our unique method, based in the tradition of the Trivium, works with the age of the child through grammar (k-5), logic (grades 6-8), and rhetoric (grades 9-12) to develop clear thinking and a masterful command of spoken and written language.

We inspire depth and Wisdom. 

Students engage great books containing rich stories that shape both the soul and literary understanding.  A rich and nuanced command of language plays an unsung role in understanding Gods word, and in understanding our fellow man.  And, a thorough immersion in the study of history using original sources helps students “live in many times and therefore in some degree [be] immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of [their] own age.” (C.S. Lewis)

We cultivate rightly ordered affections (the ancient concept of virtue). 

We realize this sounds strange, or foreign.  But since the time of the early church, Christians have been about training students to love the true, the good, and the beautiful.  And, to “rightly order” those loves so that we love first our God, and then our neighbor.  This means that we order our affections as God would.

We imprint a biblical framework to understand everything. 

This is more than adding a bible verse to the curriculum.  When every facet of history, science, math, philosophy, art, and other subjects is integrated around the truth of the Christian worldview, students gain a unique and important perspective.

It’s time to rethink education.  Classical Christian education breaks away to re-establish Christianity as a leading voice in our culture.  And, classical Christian education also has proven to be the most effective preparation for college.

Text taken from the website for the Association for Classical Christian Schools