by Sara Breetzke, TCA Head of School
How do I know if my family is a fit for Trinity Classical Academy?
In starting a new school that introduces a new educational model, we get asked a lot of questions. As you make educational decisions for your family, though, we’d like to turn the tables and ask you some foundational questions to help you think about your children’s education in 2016 – and beyond. Read the questions below, and consider which answer best fits the education you hope to provide for your children.
1. What is the primary purpose of my child’s education?
a. Skills and a degree that prepare him to succeed in the job market: it is a means to an end.
b. Love for God and His creation that naturally tend to wisdom and excellence in all of life.
2. Who is primarily responsible for the education of my child?
a. The state, acting through the public education system.
b. Parents, using educational experts and resources as support.
3. What should my child’s education train him to do?
a. Education should train children to effectively use skills and technology to forge their way in the world.
b. Education should equip children with God-given knowledge they can use to create beauty and perpetuate Truth in the world.
4. Which of the following is true about a child’s educational experience?
a. Education should be entertaining so that children can enjoy their childhood.
b. Education is a joy unto itself for the child who is taught to love learning.
5. What is true of the information I want my child to learn?
a. Because the world has no Creator and no meaning, knowledge is made up of disconnected subjects that serve as a path to get somewhere in life.
b. Because God created the world, all knowledge of His creation is connected, inspiring delight, wisdom, and worship.
6. How permanent are Truth and virtue?
a. They are always changing as society progresses, and our educational ideals must progress with them.
b. They are rooted in a God who doesn’t change. Therefore, educational ideals are also objective and unchanging.
If you chose Option B as your answer to the questions above, your results indicate you would be a great fit for Trinity Classical Academy. If our educational ideals match yours, what a blessing! We’d encourage you to join us at our next informational meeting to learn how we plan to create a school that pursues these ideals.
Even if you’re just intrigued by the questions we’re asking, we’d love for you to engage with us in thinking about education at our next Trinity Classical Academy Info Meeting on February 19. Click HERE for all the details.
Hope to see you there!