The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorthy L. Sayers

That I, whose experience of teaching is extremely limited, and whose life of recent years has been almost wholly out of touch with educational circles, should presume to discuss education is a matter, surely, that calls for no apology. It is a kind of behaviour to which the present climate of opinion is wholly favourable. Bishops air their opinions about economics; biologists, about metaphysics; celibates, about matrimony; inorganic chemists about theology; the most irrelevant people are appointed to highly-technical ministries; and plain, blunt men write to the papers to say that Epstein and Picasso do not know how to draw. Up…

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8th Grade Retreat

Our 8th-grade students spent last Wednesday through Friday on retreat at Camp Idrahaje in Bailey, Colorado. Their time away included team-building exercises and a number of good old-fashioned fun activities, including archery tag, cliff rappelling, a ropes course, water balloon fights, frisbee golf, and night-time games. Morning and evening sessions in an outdoor chapel provided breathtaking views of the Milky Way and gave the students opportunities to study Scripture, pray, develop collective goals for the year, and brainstorm ways that they might serve God and others in the life of the school this year. The students, on their own initiative, committed…

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The Armor of God by Mrs. Wenger

Arma Dei is Latin for Armor of God. When Arma Dei Academy was established seven years ago, the name was intentionally chosen. It serves as a daily reminder that the LORD equips us to live the life he has called us to. We all need protection, both physically and spiritually. As humans, we tend to rely on what is seen and what we can control for our protection. However, scripture tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that “we walk by faith, not by sight.” If we want to be protected and equipped to withstand the temptations and attacks we will face…

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Arma Dei Academy House System by Dr. Denlinger

Arma Dei Academy implemented The House Program this year for students (Grades 5-8). The house system exists to foster a culture of professionalism, courtesy, and Christ-like service to others among students - a culture conducive to learning; a culture that properly equips students for lives of service to God and others as well as success in their future academic and professional pursuits. The house system achieves this goal in three ways: 1) by giving students incentives (house points and corresponding awards) to meet high standards for student competition, comportment, and interaction; 2) by creating house-specific, school-wide, and community-oriented opportunities for service…

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Four Myths about Classical Education

As more and more parents adopt classical and Christian education, many others are left with questions. Unfamiliarity with the classical method seems to have given rise to some common myths. While you may find some truth in each myth, we believe your concerns about classical education will begin to fade as your knowledge increases. In fact, you may be surprised by the same enthusiasm that has motivated thousands of parents to return to an education that works. Myth #1: Classical education was fine back then, but we need modern education in a modern world. Myth #2: My child is not intelligent…

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A Lasting Decision

Few investments have more potential than your children’s education. The way they see the world, the way they approach life, and the depth of their character are all influenced by education. The choice of where and how to educate your children can be challenging and complicated. Public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, home schools, non-sectarian and religious private schools all have something to offer. Educational styles and methods range from the traditional to the progressive. How does your child learn? Does he enjoy art? Technology? Does he learn spatially, visually, or audibly? Finding the right fit can be a daunting task.…

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Classical Schools – What happens when Christianity is silenced?

Article from The Classical Difference Read more here TALE OF TWO SCHOOLS In February of 2013, in a high school class at one of the nation’s largest secular classical school chains, a discussion was held. It was very impressive, but an unusual turn of events shed light on a problem. Earlier that week, in a class at a classical Christian school, juniors were discussing a passage midway through Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov. The Christian discussion was rich with the teacher guiding students through some deep stuff: the burden free will creates, the purpose of suffering in God’s creation, and a beautiful depiction…

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