Coram Deo Classical Schools trains Jr. Kindergarten through 12th grade students with a Christ-centered, classical education to transform their culture for Christ.
Coram Deo is a Classical School. The intensive study of Latin in the grammar school years develops the minds of students as no other subject can. Students who have learned how to learn with Latin become better students in all other subjects. The study of classical languages and the Greek/Roman classics provides a path to wisdom and knowledge that cannot be attained by any other method. In the tradition of western civilization, education and classical education have always been synonymous.
Classical education can be distinguished from modern education, in that it does not neglect the important first step of giving students the classical tools for both intellectual development and for understanding their classical, Christian heritage.
Coram Deo is a Traditional School. Although schools have tried many experimental innovations during the last century, none have been able to duplicate the success of the traditional classroom.
In the traditional classroom, a knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher carefully leads students into an understanding of each subject. Classrooms are quiet, orderly, and disciplined.
Lessons are incremental, content is age-appropriate, and students learn the important skill of quality written work completed in a timely manner. Homework is moderate and is for the purpose of practicing or preparing for a lesson. The traditional classroom is consistent with human nature and the experience of many decades has demonstrated its superiority over the modern child-centered classroom.
OUR EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents, not the Church or State, to bring children up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord. The Church’s commission is essentially to spread the Gospel and train believers (Matthew 28:18-20). The State has been directed to enforce God’s laws and protect the innocent (Romans 13). The Church trains parents and the State protects families. The family raises and educates children (Ephesians 6:1-4). Therefore, under the delegation of the family, we seek to teach and discipline in a manner consistent with the Bible and a Godly home environment.
We believe that God’s character is revealed not only in His Word but also in every facet of creation. Therefore, we teach that all knowledge is interrelated (integrated) and can instruct us about God Himself.
God commands us to love Him with our minds as well as with our hearts, our souls, and our strength (Matthew 22:37). Therefore, we seek to challenge children individually at all levels and to teach them how to learn by using the centuries-old, proven Classical method.