WELCOME FROM THE HEADMASTER

Paideia Headmaster

MARK HAMILTON

headmaster

I understand that finding the right educational experience for your student is one of the most important parenting decisions you will make. Our mission at Paideia Academy is to assist you in your duty to bring up your child in the training and admonition of the Lord by providing academic instruction that is distinctly Christ-centered and classical in a challenging and nurturing environment.

The Christian component of our program is central but usually pretty straight-forward. However, I get a lot of questions about “classical” – and rightly so, since this ancient method has been largely replaced in our current educational landscape. Classical refers to the time-tested education that trained the greatest minds of the Western world, based on the seven Liberal Arts. Many people equate the Liberal Arts with language or humanities, but that’s only half right. Three of the 7 are language arts: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. The other 4 are math and sciences: Arithmetic, Music, Geometry, and Cosmology.

Why is this important? Our goal is to teach to the whole student, equipping students to be logical thinkers and able communicators about all of God’s marvelous creation.

This sometimes leads to another observation, “That sounds really rigorous. I’m not sure my child could do it.” Let me assure you, our school is made up of regular kids. Our robust educational model holds the bar high and draws out wonderful and unique parts of each student. Meeting our students and teachers and seeing our mission come alive in the classrooms will make you a believer, so be sure to schedule a school visit.

I look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you might have and to show you the difference a classical and Christ-centered education can make in the life of your child.

 

Sincerely,

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Paideia Headmaster

MARK HAMILTON

headmaster