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5 Reasons To Enroll Your Child In A Classical Christian School

From the time our children were babies, my husband and I prayed for God’s guidance and wisdom in where they should attend school. We live in a world where there are many educational choices, but it was always our desire that the school we chose...

Discipline

What do you want your children to be when they grow up?  Or perhaps a better question is how do you want them to be?  Responsible? Compassionate?  Others-centered? Noble attributes indeed.  So, how does a parent steer an unruly, selfish little...

The Importance of Teaching Myths

In our culture, myths are not looked upon as necessary or valuable--in fact, they are often equated with lies. Many Christians would argue that we ought not spend time learning stories about pagan gods and goddesses, fearful that it would be...

The Irony of Christmas

My class had an interesting conversation one December. We were looking at irony in the Christmas story. The discussion unfolded (Socratically, of course—after all, we’re a classical school!) something like this: “What were the Israelites...

How to Properly Wear a Backpack

 Are you concerned that your child's backpack is too heavy?  Heavy backpacks can be a significant physical and structural health problem for your children.....

Teaching Our Children How To Be In The World And Not Of It

If you’ve been in church for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “in the world, but not of it”.  It comes from John 17:14-15 when Jesus, giving his final teaching to his disciples before going to the cross, paints a picture of...

Latin: Waking the Dead

“He studied Latin like the violin Because he liked it.”

Why study Latin? As a Latin teacher, I’m asked this question on a regular basis. And, yes, like Harold in Robert Frost’s “The Death of Hired Man,” I study Latin because I like it! But I...

Homework- Don't Leave Home Without It

Year after year, the most talked about subject in parent/teacher conferences is homework, usually in the form of “how much should I be helping?”  You will hear me (a teacher) say, in fact, that 6th grade is a perfect time to develop independence...

7 Ways to Flunk a Parent/Teacher Conference

Most parents are invited to meet their child’s teachers at least once every year. This is an opportunity to learn more about your student -- how he or she is performing in the classroom, what strengths and weaknesses the teacher sees and if there...

Co-Heads of School Share a Vision for Education:Meet Jane Dearing and Stephanie Prince

Co-Heads of School Jane Dearing and Stephanie Prince took over the leadership of Covenant Classical School in 2016. They were kind enough to answer several questions to give the community insight into their style of leadership and vision for the...