Although most Christian schools would agree on certain fundamentals, it is imperative that parents scrutinize the foundational beliefs of any school in which they may enroll their child(ren). Therefore, below are the most important philosophical elements that we at Providence Classical Christian School believe distinguish our approach to education.
We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents, not the Church or State, to “bring children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” The Church’s commission is essentially to spread the Gospel and train believers (Matt. 28:18-20). The State has been directed to enforce God’s laws and protect the innocent (Romans 13). The Church trains parents and the State protects families. The Family raises and educates children (Eph. 6:1-4). Therefore, under the delegation of the family, we seek to teach and discipline in a manner consistent with the Bible and a godly home environment.
We believe that God’s character is revealed not only in His Word but also in every facet of the creation. Therefore, we teach that all knowledge is interrelated and can instruct us about God himself.
God wants us to love Him with our minds, as well as with our hearts, souls, and strength (Matt. 22:37). Therefore, we seek to individually challenge children at all levels and teach them how to learn and to be life-long learners, by using the centuries-old, proven classical method (see following explanation), including instruction in Latin.
We want to help parents teach their children that all they do should be done “heartily, as unto the Lord.” Therefore, we seek to encourage quality academic work and maintain high standards of conduct. This necessarily includes Biblical discipline principles.
We seek to have a full PreK4 – 12 program because we believe that as long as a child is under the parents’ authority and undergoing formal education, he or she should be trained biblically (Deut. 6:6,7; Prov. 22:6).
Above all, parents can be confident that their student, at every stage of his or her development in school, will be loved with Christ’s love in Providence Classical Christian School.
Providence Classical Christian School is accredited in all grades, K-4 – 12th , through Georgia Accreditation Commission and a member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS).
GRAMMAR SCHOOL COURSES (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
|The Shurley Method: English Made Easy Institutes of Excellence in Spelling Institutes of Excellence in Writing
Imitation in Writing
|Saxon Math and Manipulatives||Social Studies Map Skills Veritas Press History Series:
Creation through Egyptian History,
Greek and Roman History,
The Middle Ages and Renaissance,
U.S. History to 1815,
U.S. History 1815 to Present
|READING||BIBLICAL STUDIES||FOREIGN LANGUAGE|
|Phonics Museum Literature (Novels)
Veritas Press Comprehension Guides
|Veritas Press Bible Series:
Genesis through Joshua
Judges through Kings
Chronicles through Malachi
The Gospels and New Testament
|2nd Grade: Pre-Latin
3rd Grade: Song School Latin
4th Grade: Logos Latin
5th and 6th Grades: Logos Latin
|God’s Design for Science: Answers in Genesis
Bob Jones Life Science
|Art: Veritas Press Objectives
Music: Logos Objectives
LOGIC AND RHETORIC SCHOOL COURSES (MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL)
|The Shurley Method
Whole Book Reading of Classical Literature
Omnibus Program (I-VI)
|Saxon Math 7/6
Harold Jacobs Algebra
Harold Jacobs Geometry
Algebra II & Trigonometry (Prentice Hall)
|American History: 1815 to Present
Bob Jones Geography
|LOGIC||BIBLICAL STUDIES||FOREIGN LANGUAGE|
|6th Grade Fallacies
7th Grade Introductory Logic
8th Grade Formal Logic
|Systematic Theology, Ministry of Christ/ New Testament Survey
Old Testament Survey
Second Form by Memoria Press8th Grade
Latin I: Jenny’s9th Grade
Latin II: Jenny’s
10th Grade Latin Readings/Modern Foreign Language
8th Grade – Logic
9th Grade – Biology
10th Grade – Chemistry
11th Grade – Physics
12th Grade – Anatomy
Rhetoric III-Senior Thesis
|Health for Christian Schools