Christian & Classical
Since wisdom and knowledge begin with the fear of the Lord, we believe a student’s education begins with the study of God’s Word and the imitation of Jesus Christ. At Coram Deo Academy, professional educators integrate a biblical worldview into all subjects.
The goal of classical education is a life of wisdom and virtue, a goal perfectly realized only in the life of Jesus Christ. Therefore, the best classical education is a Christian one. Classical education focuses on the seven liberal arts:
1. Grammar (reading, writing, and speaking well)
2. Logic (thinking well)
3. Rhetoric (eloquence of writing and speech)
4. Arithmetic (pure numbers)
5. Geometry (numbers in space)
6. Music (numbers in time)
7. Astronomy (numbers in space and time)
Students begin the study of Latin in third grade, which develops logic and problem solving skills while reinforcing a student’s understanding of grammar and language.
History is studied chronologically from the dawn of the ages to modern times, which provides the outline for the study of literature, art, music, and science. Great works by authors such as Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and Dickens encourage critical reasoning and sharpen students’ writing abilities. Through the study of mathematics and science, students see a clear illustration of God’s creation and order.
Christian classical education also puts a focus on developing the whole person. Electives and athletics provide an opportunity to build Christian character through teamwork and sportsmanship. Offerings vary by grade level and campus.
A robust elective program complements the core academic learning and provides opportunities for students to compete in their area of choice. CDA offers programs such as music, art, choir, speech and debate, drama, and foreign languages.
Our community is large enough to offer a variety of programs, but small enough to allow each student to participate. Students may compete in cross country, football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, or track.
Students create community and take advantage of additional learning opportunities that complement their interests by competing in clubs and organizations such as robotics, drill team, yell leaders, and more.
Studies have shown that students who study Latin perform better in other subjects, on the SAT, and have higher college GPA’s.
Augustine, John Calvin, George Washington, John Wesley, G.K. Chesterton, and C.S. Lewis, are a few examples of classically educated men who have greatly influenced culture.