He Who Defines the Terms Wins the Debate
“A classical and Christian education has a bias toward words, and the truth, beauty, and goodness inherent in those words.”Read More
“Family” and “worship.” Two words, each of which standing alone is richly warm and evocative. “Family” connotes community, belonging, and unconditional love. “Worship” conjures thoughts of reverence, jubilation, and communion.Read More
I was once speaking to a group of dads, and I asked them a simple question: If you lived in Communist China and had to worship underground in your own family church, how would you be doing as your family’s only pastor? If your children had no church to go to, no Sunday school to attend, no youth group to enjoy…. If they had none of these things that church offers them, how much of Christ would they know because all they had was you?Read More
The classical model of learning—Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric—corresponds perfectly to the stages of preparation in any performance. A Variety Show is just as much an opportunity to teach according to the classical model of the Trivium as is a math class or a football game. As He created a world full of beauty for beauty’s sake, we, as His image bearers, are to seek to create beautiful things too, so that we may approach what it means to be fully human.Read More
The school and the home must work in concert with one another in order for this educational model to “take root” in our students’ hearts and minds. A well-ordered school curriculum, and a well-ordered classroom will be less effective if the home from which the students come fails to reinforce that learning at best, or actively works to undermine it at worst.Read More
The Paratus Classical Academy Christmas Concert was held at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church (CEPC). We want to thank CEPC for graciously hosting this year's event. The Christmas show was directed by Stephanie Cook, Hannah Lu, and accompanist Michael McKenna.Read More
If we want our children to grow to be successful, healthy adults, we must teach them how to strive through their own challenges, respond to adversity, and advocate for themselves.Read More
During the recent Paratus “Fireside Chat,” Mike McKenna spoke to parents about Technology and the home; something most parents today wrestle with, particularly as their children enter their teen years.Read More
L&R students will have a working lunch while teachers present all Q2 updates including adjustments to syllabi pacing, project rubrics, and any other Q2 notifications. Parents are not required to attend but are welcome to bring a lunch and join us.
TIME: 11:15-12:15 PMRead More
The Q2 Parent Update will be held at the Secondary Campus (I-10) in the Chapel. Q2 Documents (Long Range Plans and project rubrics) will be posted to the grade level "handouts" section in ClassReach. Parents of children in all grades are encouraged to attend.
TIME: from 2:00-5:00 PMRead More
Mike McKenna will speak about the use and potential abuse of technology in the home, and how to help our children keep their "iThings" in their rightful place, immediately after the Q2 Update.Read More
Luke 17:11-19 provides a very useful story to help us understand how prone we are to thinking selfishly. Jesus approaches a town and comes upon ten lepers. Rather than yell, “Unclean, unclean,” as Jewish law required, the lepers cried out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” Jesus says to them, “Go, show yourself to the priests.”Read More