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The classical Christian approach to education successfully nurtured children for nearly 2,000 years. A gradual shift away from the classical approach began at the beginning of the 20th century and has led to the new progressive system of education we have across America today. In the past 30 years many schools have returned to the classical approach with remarkable success. The resources on this page capture the essence of what drives us to do what we do. Click here to read The Distinctives of a Classical Christian Education.
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
We Teach Students to Know Truth in the Face of Cultural Relativism. Students today face constant pressure to reconcile competing worldviews while resisting the powers of the culture. What freedom, respite, and solidarity Christian education brings! We believe the teaching of Scripture is critical to all of life and the health of God’s people. We must bring absolute truth and apply eternal perspective in every personal instance of struggle, sin, and renewing of the mind and every logical connection within science, history, and mathematics. Our teachers always integrate the gospel into every subject within a framework of godly personal and academic excellence. The staff even started recitations for each subject that directly describes both the subject’s source within God's character and its purpose within God’s good design. Legacy Academy equips young believers to integrate all they believe and represent under the lordship of Jesus Christ. Moreover, we teach them to reason out this faith independently. Because we teach the tools of clear thinking (known as the liberal arts), they are increasingly required to reason out their own conclusions, not just repeat so-called “facts” for examinations. No matter the strength of influence behind the world’s arguments, the strength of their well-disciplined minds will hold strong to the truth in their university years and young adulthood.
We Teach Students to Love Goodness in the Face of Screen-Time Parenting. One cannot simply know logically that there is one God, even the demons believe so (James 2:19). It is the affection and love of this knowledge through the leading of the Spirit that brings about faith. Thus, we must know and love that the Lord is Good. We believe a personal relationship with Christ and spiritual disciplines within fellowship with other Christians foundation maturity in Christ. Through daily prayer and praise, daily devotionals and recitations, monthly chapels, intentional retreats and trips, consistent shepherding from godly staff, and daily curriculum revolving around Christ, Legacy Academy trains the heart of students towards loving the Lord within God-honoring relationships. In the tumultuous journey of youth and adolescence, they work out their faith in community. Reasoning together in a low-tech, collaborative-, and communicative-focused environment increases emotional skills, leadership strength, and builds resilience against the temptation to wear different masks in social, academic, or family settings that plagues our fractured culture.
We Teach Students to Reflect Beauty in the Face of Social Media Personas. Although C.S. Lewis says, “It is the liberal arts, not vocational training, that preserves civilization by producing reasonable men and responsible citizens,” we cannot utterly neglect excellence in life’s passing vocations because Scripture also says, “Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father” (Colossians 3:17). Therefore, we must learn to reflect the beauty of Christ in these temporary tents, even though “the present form of this world is passing away” (2 Corinthians 7:1-31). Thus, Legacy Academy offers opportunities for co-curricular activities that refine our familial, academic, vocational, and civic lives. We have fine arts including music, drama, art, and choir professional lessons that quicken our minds for mastery beyond those provided in class. We enjoy athletics including golf, volleyball, basketball, and cross-country as well as strength and conditioning programs that maintain the healthy student-family-church balance that will result in a godly adulthood over a so-called “competitive edge.” Organizations like student council, National Honor Society, and yearbook will start in our high school programs to refine both civic and vocational courage and influence. Most recently in 2022, families raised money in the Feed the Need campaign to feed hundreds of students in Haiti and remind students of the common good available in fundraising event. Yearly service projects remind us that the highest beauty our Lord is seen in his sacrificial generosity (Philipians 2:6-8)!
Classical education resources
We believe students benefit from parents understanding the philosophy of classical Christian education and why it's so important. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of articles and resources we encourage our parents review.
What is Classical Education
What is “Trivivum”?
What are the 7 Liberal Arts?
The Association of Classical Christian Schools ACCS
Society for Classical Learning Resources SCL
Classical Latin School Association
Recommended Parent Reading List
We believe students benefit from parents understanding the philosophy of classical Christian education and why it's so important. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of books and resources we encourage our parents read.
An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents by Christopher Perrin
Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning by Robert Littlejohn and Charles T. Evans
The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers
Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America by Gene Veith and Andrew Kern
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education by Douglas Wilson
Desiring the Kingdom, James KA Smith
Norms and Nobility, David Hicks
The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis
Shepherding a Child's Heart, Tedd Tripp (K-5)
Age of Opportunity, Paul Tripp
Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax
The following videos produced by the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) help explain the history, reveal the momentum, and testify to the challenges and blessings of hearing the call and making the sacrifice to take part in this educational reform movement.
Legacy Academy is a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools. The ACCS publishes a podcast, Basecamp Live, which features informative discussion of topics related to classical education. This is a great source of information for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of Classical Christian Education.