Cultivating Children’s Minds
JECA is passionately committed to the great endeavor of educating students by exposing them to wisdom, beauty, and virtue—qualities often foreign to the modern mind. These qualities, which originate with our Creator, can and ought to be reflected by man. Proverbs urges us to seek earnestly after wisdom; it is the “principal thing.” With wisdom comes happiness, safety, peace, security, life, and the sweet favor of God. Philippians 4 commands us to settle our minds on what is pure, lovely, and praiseworthy.
The people who envisioned and founded this free country enjoyed an education that was drastically different than what is offered today. It was an ancient education that was founded on teaching the best sorts of things. We call it classical education, for it is that beautiful educational tradition that is not concerned with filling our children’s minds with pails of cold facts; we aim to light a fire inside them that will sweep their minds, hearts, and souls.
Celebrating the Lordship of Christ in Every Area of Life
Our Christianity permeates every area of our lives. Secularism marginalizes our faith to a few hours on Sunday, willfully resisting the wisdom of God in the public square. If our children are to winsomely defend and exhibit the Christian faith, they must be thoroughly immersed in the great history of the Church and be seasoned in the Scriptures and sound doctrine.
Instead of retreating from the culture, the Biblically-saturated student examines his culture in light of church history and sound doctrine, and he is equipped to shape his own culture.
The school does not replace the home or the church; instead, is an excellent complement to both, teaching the history of the church and producing students that give back to society by being responsible family members, earnest church members, and faithful and productive citizens who acknowledge Christ in all things.
Christ must have preeminence in all things. All things include spelling, math, reading, music, and history — and even physical education.
Creating a Culture of Virtuous Childhood
JECA is committed to putting before students only excellent role models of the Christian faith. We reject the idea that doctrine can be separated from real life, so we must model wisdom, beauty, and truth before them. In their youth, our children will see enough of those things that are malicious, deceitful, and profane. We wish to endear them to truth and beauty, overtly leading them toward a pattern of good works in Christ.
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