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Announcements (Updated 11/29):
12/2 - School Wide Field Trips (check with individual teachers)
12/10 - Christmas Concert @ MCHS Auditorium - 10 AM Lower Rehearsal, 11:30 AM Upper School Rehearsal & 7 PM Concert
12/12-12/15 - Rescheduled Musical Auditions
12/16 - Class Christmas Parties
12/19 - 1/2 - Christmas Break
Classical Christian Education
Classical Christian education is an approach to learning that emphasizes biblical teachings, focuses on the classical liberal arts, and progresses through rigorous curriculum that compliments the natural way children grow and process information. It incorporates a teaching model from the classical education movement known as the Trivium, consisting of three parts:
Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric
Kindergarten through 5th Grade
The student learns the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. Children K - 5th grades are naturally good at memorization, and the grammar stage takes full advantage of this fact. This forms the foundation from which all other subjects can be approached.
Student becomes knowledgeable.
6th through 8th Grade
The student studies formal logic and argumentation. Students 6th - 8th grades have a natural argumentative tendency, which if properly channeled, will enable children to think and draw their own conclusions based on facts.
Student becomes a thinker.
9th through 12th Grade
The student learns how to give expression to thoughts. In the high school years, self-expression is very important. The student who is classically trained will be able to communicate their thoughts with eloquence and clarity.
Student becomes articulate.
At CLA, we welcome parental involvement in each child's education.
Our curriculum helps students achieve a life-long love of learning
Our teachers are certified through ACSI and are required to meet stringent standards of excellence.
Students grow holistically - mentally, spiritually, and physically through academics, worship, and extra-curricular activities