The elementary years are a crucial time in the training of minds and shepherding of hearts. We are committed to both scholarship and discipleship without one compromising the other. Our desire is for students to rest in the hope of the gospel and have confidence in their identity in Christ as they grow in wisdom and knowledge.
“We are trying to address the different types of learners, helping to meet students where they are.”
—Lori Jill Keeler, Head of Lower School
The upper school curriculum assumes the traditional division of the middling years and the more advanced years. In grades 7-8, emphasis is placed mostly upon the acquisition of the basic skills of algebra, reading, writing, grammar, and logic. In grades 9-12, students enter into the more advanced levels of the various subjects. Juniors and seniors research, compose, and present a thesis to their classmates and faculty.
Furthermore, students are not merely taught facts, but they learn the reasoning behind them. In the science and math classes, students are not just taught formulas and how to plug in numbers; but they are taught the reasons that the formulas work and the concepts that drive them. Students also study logic and rhetoric so that they can reason and express themselves well through both speaking and writing.