1. Is your family committed to Christ?
Families involved in Christian classical education value their school’s commitment to Christ in all that they do. Children memorize entire chapters of scripture regularly and are taught to live according to them. Christian classical schools have heard stories of parents who are pulled aside by their children’s Sunday school teachers and asked how these children know so much. We pray and work so they will translate what they learn here into a life of service to Christ. If you share these values, you probably will fit well at Caritas Academy.
2. Are you committed to well-behaved children?
Our standards within the school are loving and structured. We believe all children are created in the image of God and we deeply respect the uniqueness of their personalities. All children are prone to misbehavior on occasion, so we don’t expect your kids to be perfect (or even close). We do expect parents to support our teachers and administration as we lovingly but firmly discipline children who are acting out. If you value a partnership with a school that will uphold high standards, you will value Caritas Academy.
3. Do you value academics and a Christian work ethic?
Christian classical schools are recognized in their communities for the academic standards that they uphold. We believe that setting high expectations encourages students to reach further, with the support of their parents and teachers. Working hard to complete a task instills a satisfying feeling of accomplishment for the student. We also place importance on teaching students skills and giving them tools to become increasingly more independent as they mature. While some families may find it difficult to trade off some recreational or entertainment time to focus on academics, graduates from these schools commonly thank their teachers for their training.
Some can misunderstand our work ethic. We do not desire or expect children to work excessively. Certainly, children need time to play. For this reason, we restrict the amount of homework allowed each week.
For those who wonder why we have higher expectations: Hundreds of families have found that their children thrive in a Christian classical environment because they enjoy being challenged. What expectations characterize your family? If you are serious about finding an educational partner who will work with you to prepare your child for life, we invite you to join us and see what’s possible.
4. Do you desire to educate your children at home?
Caritas Academy employs a hybrid model of education which consists of instruction with a classroom teacher two days a week and home-based instruction with parents the other three days. Our intention is to provide parents with the support, structure, and accountability that will help them to provide a Christian classical education for their children at home.
If you have a strong desire to participate in your child’s education and are committed to taking the time and effort to do it well, then you should consider Caritas Academy.
5. Does your family love learning and books?
The most consistent success factor for children at Caritas Academy is the learning environment at home. Families who read and love to learn send children to our school because they want the world of language, books, history, science, and math to be an integrated whole. They want their children to use their love of knowledge to explore and seek truth. Families that do not have many books in their home and that rarely visit a library or bookstore probably will not find our value compelling.
Having said this, many families will discover the world of literature and information through their children’s experience at our school. If you would like to develop a love of books, knowledge, and learning in your home, Caritas Academy can provide a great start.
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