Today’s public schools are following an old, failing, system. As Christians – we are in the world, but we are not of it….we can educate our children using methods that drastically differ from today’s “norm”.
Preparing A Feast
We all know, it isn’t healthy to feed our children junk food; it also wouldn’t be very enjoyable for our children, if we served the same food at every meal, day after day. Now, apply this concept to education. We encourage parents to partner with us, in preparing a rich, wholesome, healthy and varied feast of ideas, resources and experiences, to nourish and satisfy our children’s mind, body and soul.
Living Books vs Textbooks
“Living books make the subject “come alive.” Traditional textbooks are typically written by a panel/pool of educators and filled with dry, boring facts and drills. Living books are typically written by a single author who has a passion for the subject and writes in a way that pulls the reader in! Students using living books are known to recall and relate to characters and events vs. dry textbook facts. Much of today’s popular literature is filled with darkness, inappropriate content or “twaddle”. [shallow non-sense] Classic literature and living books are radically different from today’s culture and offer stories of heroes, values and morals.
Most importantly, we strive to always point our student(s) closer to Jesus, while instilling and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.
We can train our students to honor the Lord by giving their best efforts; they learn to paint and sing hymns, to read with understanding and to write well; they develop an appetite for quality vs quantity and grow in character and relation to God and with others. Many home educated students enjoy shorter lessons, free afternoons and a large banquet of diverse study areas and hobbies, growing to the fullness of their God-given potential, using their God-given gifts. Cultivating good habits of conduct is of utmost importance as it is hoped that students master the skills necessary to live full and satisfying lives, deep in devotion to God and service to others.
At Grace and Glory, we encourage families to blend the best of old fashioned methods, with the best of modern digital learning, so students receive a well-rounded exposure to proven methods of the past and the bright, new technological methods of the future. We acknowledge the importance for youth of this generation, to posses a modern skill set with digital literacy, typing, collaborative learning, logic and critical thinking….it is our goal to empower families, so their children rise up to be bold leaders as they mature into adulthood.