What do you find most compelling or distinct about Christian classical education?
In Plato’s Republic, Socrates imagines one big communal family of warrior-philosophy-students and their offspring, where so much togetherness is planned that parents take their children along with them to the current battle site to give them a sense of what’s in store for their future lives. What Socrates is thinking here is that nothing is more precious, more important, more central to thought, to philosophy, to life, than the education of youth. Plato asks us to complete the thought that Socrates began. How can we love our children as much as they deserve unless we take their education seriously? Not only does CCE answer this question, it begins to cash out the value of its response.
Why do you love Faith Christian School or what do you appreciate most about Faith Christian School?
The current gravitational force of our culture seems to be pulling us toward our lowest selves and basest instincts—not a higher vision of what it means to be fully human and made in God’s image. Jesus believes we have the capacity to do better. The greatest compliment that Jesus gave to humanity is “love your enemies.” In those words we can see that Jesus believed humans could do something incredibly extraordinary and difficult. That is a great compliment. Jesus calls us to a higher place and sees greater capacity and potential in us than we can begin to imagine.
FCS enters into this conversation to pull us - not just students - further up and further in to the reality of God.