Education that Inspires Depth and Wisdom
At Cornerstone Christian Academy, we believe that an effective education doesn’t just come from memorizing or lecturing. Active participation in the learning process entails analyzing, discussing, and collaborating - in order to comprehend and retain. All of our courses are designed to encourage deep mental processing and student engagement with the class material.
Classical Christian Education
Classical Christian education (CCE) is a time-tested educational system which establishes a biblical worldview (called Paideia), incorporates methods based on natural phases of student development, cultivates the seven Christian Virtues, trains student reasoning through the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric), and interacts with the historical Great Books.
We Use a Biblical Framework to Understand Everything
This is more than adding a bible verse to the curriculum. When history, science, math, philosophy, art, and other subjects are integrated around the truth that God is the Creator of all that exists, and therefore all knowledge is interrelated and points back to Him. Theology is the queen of the sciences, with all subjects understood through the revealed word of God and natural/human history and philosophy.
Biblical standards of conduct are applied in all areas of school life, acknowledging that Jesus Christ is Lord of all. The schools acknowledge that God has given parents the responsibility for the education of their children and that the schools instruct those students under the parents’ delegated authority. Most graduates remain faithful to Christ even through college and have a heart to serve others.
We Consider Great Books, Art, and Stories
Students engage in great books and art containing rich stories that shape both the soul, literary understanding, and moral imagination. A rich and nuanced command of language plays an unsung role in understanding God’s word and in understanding our fellow man.
And a thorough immersion in the study of history using original sources helps students step outside their own times and places and consider the world from very different vantage points. Going ad fontes, to the source in Latin means we read original sources and avoid textbooks for history and literature.