Years ago, I stumbled across classical, Christian education when interviewing for my first teaching position. “Stumbled” is a term I use loosely; looking back, the Lord clearly directed my steps. My experience teaching in classical academia opened my mind and heart to the Truth, beauty, and depth found in classical and Christian schooling.
When it came time to prayerfully consider our own children’s education, I felt unprepared for the level of responsibility I felt to raise them well, helping stoke the fire in them to learn, to gain wisdom, and to embrace a clear understanding of God’s sovereignty over all things. As a teaching consultant, I was asked to come into Covenant Classical on two different occasions. After getting a glimpse inside and observing what was happening at this school, I knew that we needed to find a way for our child to attend. Students were eager to learn. Teachers were enthusiastic and gently shepherded these tender hearts. The halls were filled with a sense of peace and loveliness contrasted with the chaotic world outside the school walls. Classical music and hymns, joy-filled recitations, and respectful dialogue were the sounds I encountered each day I worked at the school. We longed for this type of environment for our daughters.