Classical Christian Education
A Time-Tested Approach to Learning
A Classical Christian education at Windsor Christian Academy equips students to become lifelong learners. We use time-tested educational methods to teach the classic works of literature, the history of the world, strong math and science curricula, and the arts.
Jesus Christ is the center of our curriculum. Each grade has daily Bible class, and the school gathers for chapel each week. But it doesn’t end there: each subject is taught from the perspective that all truth is God’s truth. We seek to teach students the critical thinking skills of a classical education with the hope that this will allow them to follow Paul’s direction to believers: “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2, ESV).
Time-tested methods: A classical education takes its basic structure from the education system of the middle ages. Students were trained in three stages, with the goal of producing adults with the ability to think critically, reason well, seek truth, and learn proactively throughout all of life.
Individualized education: While Windsor offers the benefits small class sizes that allow teachers to know and help their students as individuals, a Christian classical education offers this in its very structure. In the three phases of a classical education, learning plays to a child’s developmental strengths at each age, and the knowledge that each child bears the image of God is the surest foundation for valuing them as individuals.
Early Latin grammar education: Latin is taught beginning in kindergarten to equip each student with an understanding of language itself. Latin specifically provides an excellent foundation for further studies in many subjects, since it is the basis for much of our vocabulary.
Integrated education: Learning is approached as an integrated whole: subjects are not kept in separate, airtight compartments. Students are encouraged to see how all subjects are interrelated, since as Christians we know that all truth is God’s truth.
Lifelong learners: The goal of education is not mere mastery of a set of facts, which may be remembered or forgotten, but equipping each student to love learning and know how to go about learning on his or her own for the rest of life, to the glory of God.
Windsor offers a full-day program of instruction for kindergarten through eighth grade students.