Cultivation of Character by Dr. Kristen Ault – Second Grade Teacher

Character is the set of inward values that determine our outward actions. In modern culture, character is thought of as a binary concept: people either have strong character or weak character. Strong character is celebrated when an individual acts in accordance with what they believe is right or beneficial, and the opposite being true of those with weak character. Neither acknowledges one source of truth as the foundation by which the measures of “right” or “beneficial” are based and the individual plays the role of judge. In contrast, classical Christian education recognizes a third type of character, Christian. Christian character is…

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Veterans Chapel

To all veterans, thank you for your sacrifice and service to this great country for our freedom. We salute and honor you. Thank you to our guest speaker Sergeant Brandon Ginn. https://vimeo.com/371989558

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2019 Annual Family Summit – Raising Sturdy Kids with Keith McCurdy

This year Arma Dei Academy had the pleasure of having Mr. Keith McCurdy as our guest speaker at our annual Family Summit. Mr. McCurdy is the president and CEO of Total Life Counseling in Roanoke, Virginia. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Faith Christian School, a classical Christian school in Roanoke. Mr. McCurdy has worked with families, children, parents, and individuals for three decades in the field of mental health, and during that time he has recognized a trend - culturally we do not equip our children to handle challenges and difficulties. To watch the summit, please click…

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Classical Curriculum by Kara Rainey, Dean of Academics – Humanities

When I was introduced to classical Christian education twelve years ago, my first impression of classical Christian education was how beautiful it was. Flipping through the pages of the books, I was drawn in by the artwork, the stories of virtue, and the inspiration of those who had gone before us. It reminded me of my grandma’s house. She taught at a one-room schoolhouse in Iowa, just like Little House on the Prairie, and her house was filled with classic books and artifacts. Everything she said was directed towards teaching us about God and the world around us. When I saw…

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Christ-Centered Education by Sally Butler, Kindergarten Teacher

A Christ-Centered environment is one that consciously and purposely points all things: knowledge, understanding, behavior, discipline, every event in or outside the classroom, to Christ, who is our ultimate example of how to live and the source from where all things come. The kindergarten classroom at Arma Dei Academy acknowledges Christ as the center of everything we do! Students in the kindergarten classroom learn about God and how much He loves them through Old Testament Bible stories, class discussions, songs, poems, and prayer time. The Old Testament stories come alive on a large, colorful flannel board where students are able to…

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4th-Grade Field Trip

On Thursday, October 3rd the 4th Grade class visited two historic churches in downtown Denver. The Metropolis of Denver, a Greek Orthodox center that has stunning iconography, typical of this denomination. While there, students received a tour from one of the Fathers and discussed as a class the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western Christianity. Once their tour of the Metropolis was over, students went to Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Built in the early 1900’s, this stunning Catholic Cathedral, built in the gothic style has over 75 stained glass windows and two bell spires reaching 210 feet.

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3rd-Grade Field Trip

On Friday, October 4th the 3rd Grade class traveled to the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. They spent the morning touring the housing, dining, training, and recreational facilities of 500 athletes and coaches at the flagship training center. They spent the afternoon experiencing their own athletic challenge on the Ninja Warrior Course at the Springs Trampoline Park. We may have some future Olympians in the 3rd grade class!

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