There are many well-intentioned Christian schools in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area that seek to provide a Christian option to public schools. The Christian option usually means that they have prayer in the classroom and a Bible course required for all students. Some integrate God into history and into science. However, most have curricula and a worldview that are the same as those in non-religious private or public schools. Our children leave their sheltered Christian schools totally unprepared for the onslaught of an atheistic “higher education” system. Therefore, it is not surprising that many Bible-believing Christians leave college questioning their faith or becoming non-believers.
Renaissance is a French word meaning “rebirth.” Our school was named Renaissance for we sought the rebirth of Classical Christian education. Our model of education is different from all other schools in Fayetteville. Classical education starts with the long-abandoned set of premises, methodology, and objectives of early 1900s, when schooling was heavily influenced by the church. All learning at Renaissance is more than just adding God’s Word to our studies but viewing all subjects through the lens of God’s Word. At all levels of teaching, in every subject, acknowledgement is given that all things come from God and that every aspect of life must be subject to Him. Students are consistently shown that human knowledge and wisdom are incomplete at best, and at worst, totally wrong. Younger children are taught to process ideas and stories from a biblical worldview – teaching them to see what is true, good, and beautiful. As the child matures, he or she is taught to think logically and identify inconsistencies in reasoning. A Classical education does not shy away from the world and its vain imaginations, but rather, engages it with truth and reveals its inconsistencies and hidden intents.