Do you dare mention that your children attend a “classical” Christian school? Are you afraid that the next question will be What’s that?” Does it get worse when you say your children learn Latin or you mention the Liberal Arts?
As there has been a seismic shift in educational practice and goals and now we choose to go back to those “antiquated” ways, it’s bound to seem counter intuitive, confusing, if not outright wrong. Its almost like when God said, “My ways are not your ways…” If you really want to be thought provoking when you are asked “What’s that?” you could do like Jesus did and answer a question with a question. Start by asking how does modern education view the child? It’s only by asking foundational questions that you get to the heart of the issue. If modern education doesn’t view the child as a fallen son or daughter of Adam created in the image of the triune God of the Bible who will either reign and rule with Christ or suffer eternally for their unrelenting rebellion of their maker, then they are starting off on the wrong foot.
Classical Christian education addresses reality as John Milton said, “The end of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls to true virtue…” Modern education denies our true origin, our true humanity, our true purpose, and our true eternal hope. If they got all those wrong, what else has Satan helped them mess up?