Here at Renaissance Classical Christian Academy, our goal is to provide a top-notch classical education to all our students, and to help instill them with strong moral values. Over the years, we have received many questions about whether a Christian classroom environment is really best for students and what sets Christian classrooms apart in the first place. If you are also curious about these topics, keep reading to get the answers you need.
- Purpose of Education- One thing that sets the Christian classroom approach apart from the approach used in public schools is the baseline understanding of what education is for, in the broader sense. The goal of public schooling is to prepare students for work and the responsibilities of civic life, and while Christian educators share those goals, we also want to foster the right moral values in our students so that they can go on to serve God as adults.
- Educational Perspective- Another thing that sets Christian classrooms apart from their secular counterparts is the educational perspective used in each. We use the term “educational perspective” to refer to the different foundational assumptions of the different approaches—in secular education, no values are treated as absolute, and no truth treated as final, while in Christian education, all subjects are studied in light of the word of God.
- Spiritual Content- A third area where Christian classrooms stand apart is in the spiritual instruction they provide. While children in public schools may learn about some Christian stories or values incidentally, children in our classrooms receive dedicated religious instruction and spiritual guidance.