As a support and extension of the family unit, Paideia Academy considers the family to be of first importance to a child. God, through His Word, the Bible, indicates that the family is the most important human institution He designed. We strive to support the family and respect parental authority and responsibility in all we do. Paideia believes in the concept of “in loco parentis” - in the place of the parent.
At the core of our philosophy of education is the conviction that parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children. We see ourselves as “subcontractors” of the parents. The parents are the contractors – the ones who are responsible for getting the job done. Our authority and our task are delegated to us from the parents. Therefore, we strongly encourage parental involvement in the education of their children and have formatted our program to foster such involvement.
Our school employs a unique instructional format that engages parents while also providing expert instruction. Grades K-3 operate on a university schedule that involves a combination of classroom and at-home instruction each week, with parent-friendly lesson plans and materials completely provided for the at-home days. Fourth grade and up are on a full five-day schedule.