School begins at 8am, four minutes between classes, eight periods a day, time dashing to change for PE class, athletics after school, club meetings, and of course, there’s homework. When do our students have time to stop – breathe – and relax? What could that leisure time, or scholé as the Greeks say, look like?
Leisure Time During the School Day
Ask most Christian parents what they want for their child and they would agree they want their child to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. At Summit, teachers want the same for their students. A biblical worldview is taught in all classes so students understand that God is active and alive and Creator of our world. As a foreign exchange student commented last year, “This God of yours is everywhere. I walk into English class and He is there. I go to Physics class and He is there.” With the foundation of God’s Word in all subjects, a classically trained student at Summit is taught important skills that will help them make a lasting impact on their world.
They are instructed to:
• Think critically
• Reason well
• Clearly articulate their thoughts, questions, and most importantly, their faith
• Express a Christian worldview in a culture frequently removed from biblical foundations.
These tools prepare our students to confidently make a lasting impact on the world today, tomorrow and wherever God leads them in the future.
Contact Dana Tumminello for more information or to schedule a tour of our campuses.
Classical Education Resources
Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship - Defending the Faith
At Summit we train students HOW to think and HOW to defend their faith. It’s not an easy task, especially in a world where right and wrong is not clearly defined, and tolerance is expected for everything and everyone except Christians and their faith. Click on the link below and listen to Chuck Colson with Prison Fellowship as he explains why classical Christian schools are essential in helping students understand Truth.
Douglas Wilson - one of the founders of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools
A former Summit parent said – “I chose a classical Christian education for my children because I wanted my children to be confident and responsible teenagers and adults that can think and develop sound arguments. Technology changes quickly but everyone needs the skills to problem-solve, carry on a conversation, and share their thoughts and questions intelligently. I wanted my children to be able to do these things with a biblical worldview."
Click below and listen to Douglas Wilson share the time proven method of the trivium.
November 1, 2014