Can My Child Be Exceptionally Gifted?

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At the same time, parents can have inner fears about the innate gifts or liabilities that their children will eventually show while also appreciating and rejoicing in those gifts as they become apparent. Does it really help a child’s development to play some classical music in the home at a young age? How much does […]

Why Jesus?

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The gospel of Jesus Christ is a part of every class at Columbia, and the highlight of every day’s schedule. There is simply nothing more important for anyone to learn than the certain truth that in spite of your imperfections and sins against Him, God forgives every single last one of your sins and cleanses […]

Why Parochial?

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All parents want the best for their children. Most people think of things like safety, nutrition, exercise, and opportunities. Some people also include a quality education. All of these are important, but they are all blessings of earthly life. Is that all that school is about? What happens after this life? Can school prepare for […]

Why a School?

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Bethany Lutheran Church is a Christian congregation. Members gather regularly around the preached and taught word of God to hear the gospel message of God’s forgiveness won for the world by Jesus Christ. This is the primary activity of any Christian congregation, found in weekly divine service. The gospel is the reason Bethany exists, and […]

Why Teacher Instruction?

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There is a variety of ways that students can learn. Schools may choose one or more of these, and the choice matters. The traditional arrangement assumes that teachers have a greater mastery of the material, and a way to impart that knowledge or skill as students work to learn it. The subject matter is considered […]

Why Uniforms?

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A uniform is a strict dress code. Sometimes it’s so strict that everyone must wear exactly identical articles of clothing. The dress code is not so strict at Columbia, but it allows the student body to dress in a uniform way, so that they have a consistent, comparable, and pleasing appearance. With a uniform dress […]

Why Latin?

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According to legend, the Latin language was adopted by the people of Rome around the time the city was founded (753 B.C.). It was named for the surrounding region. The people of that city went on to dominate the whole Italian peninsula and establish an empire on the three continents surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The […]

Why Logic?

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Logic defines the way things relate to each other. In a classical school, students begin every subject by memorizing facts. The facts are the subject’s grammar. When a student has learned them well enough, the next thing is to learn the subject’s logic. How are the facts related? How can they be distinguished or combined? […]

Why Classical?

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Classical schools teach the liberal arts, which developed in the early years of western history, in the civilizations that produced some of the oldest achievements still widely recognized and used today. During the decline of Rome, the liberal arts were adopted and adapted by the great Christian teachers that shaped the civilization of the Middle […]

Ever Wondered Why CLS Teaches Latin? Here You Go.

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Last month I read David Epstein’s new book, Range, thinking that it might be a good explanation of the advantages that a liberal arts (classical) education can provide to young scholars. It did not disappoint. But if you don’t want to read the whole book yet, you might take a look at this article Epstein […]