Classical Christian School
Coming to Fleming Island 2021
"Know Thyself, Know God"
- Thomas Cranmer
SAINT MICHAEL'S CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL LAUNCHING IN 2021
Take the first step and sign up for our list of interested families today. You will be able to keep up with our progress and be the first to know about new developments in the life of our school.
WHY CHRISTIAN CLASSICAL EDUCATION AT
SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS CHURCH?
We seek to educate the whole human person: to inspire young people to grow and flourish in knowledge and virtue, to see and love and recognize the True, the Beautiful, and the Good.
Christian education is designed for nothing less than to prepare young men and women for the new heaven and new earth. The search for truth is impossible without recalibrating our reason through the revelation our Creator provides for us in the God breathed Holy Scriptures and the Word Incarnate: Jesus Christ. We can't know how to be human without Him.
Classical education does more than relay facts for a test. It shapes the whole human person to know and love that which is truly good in intellect, will, and desire.
This Christian Classical education available at Saint Michael's School serves everyone. We keep costs low to be accessible for all families.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT
SAINT MICHAEL'S CLASSICAL SCHOOL
Grab an apple: you can talk about the beauty of the color, the intricacies of its cells, or the mathematics of its curve. No portion of this world deserves less than a second look, and at Saint Michael's Classical Christian School, students take delight in the world and its Creator.
Students at Saint Michael's School learn to be wise and thoughtful human beings. True wisdom requires us to see things as God sees them, and wise students not only know or understand, but delight in seeking the Truth in word and deed.
The ancient and historic Christian Faith is central to Saint Michael's School. All of campus life centers around the ordered discipline of daily prayer, song, and Bible study which forms our students to know and love the God who created and redeemed them.
Do I need to be a member of Saint Michael and All Angels Church in order to attend Saint Michael’s Classical Christian School?
Membership in the church is not a requirement for attending the school. However, the Church’s doors are always open for visitors and inquirers.
Worship” sounds great, but what will my child learn during a school day?
Your child will learn literature, language, history, mathematics, music, Scripture, and the full range of natural philosophy which are often referred to as the “sciences”–biology, chemistry, physics, etc. The difference in classical education is a philosophy which connects all of these “subjects” into a coordinated view of reality.
How do you
History may or may not repeat itself, but an education in history must. History education begins with stories told well. The story we are ultimately hoping to trace is God’s story: how is God reconciling the world to himself through Jesus Christ? Stories happen in time and place, so we learn dates and geography so that we can better understand one story as it relates to all other stories in the past and their effect in the present. By middle school, students are prepared to read original documents; by graduation, students are prepared to do original research.
education include Greek?
We teach Greek for a few reasons. Greek is itself a beautiful language and education ought always include beauty. Greek was the language of Ancient Rome and the New Testament; to be conversant in Greek is to be conversant with centuries. Additionally, while studying a second language encourages us to think about our primary language, Greek is the foundation for as much as fifty percent of English words. Knowledge of Greek roots improves reading comprehension as education continues.
Do I need
everything that Saint Michael and All Angels Church believes to attend?
No, but all students must be able to pray with us and fully participate in the life of our school.
What is my role
as a parent?
Saint Michael's Classical Christian School believes that parents are the primary educators of their children and considers itself a partner of our parents in their desire to raise their children well.
Will I have to
worry about my
child falling through the cracks, either academically or socially?
Not at all! Class sizes will always be kept small. This frees teachers to give personal attention to every student and allows students to develop closer bonds of friendship.
How do you
Science begins by looking at the world around us, at the birds and the animals, the trees and the soil. We want to figure out how these things move us and affect us. Because the world follows natural laws, we discover the relationships between objects, perform experiments, and better understand our own place in the created order.
in the modern world?
Classical education is not “old and outdated,” but has been found time-tested for centuries and enduring. At Saint Paul’s Classical School students learn critical thinking, logic & reason, and how to draw creative conclusions. Our subject matter is as “up to date” as any other school, but adds a greater depth to how children will learn to use that knowledge in the right way. Students who are classically educated are better equipped to go into any field of study and be successful.
Education sounds great for high school, but why should I start in kindergarten?
Classical education goes beyond teaching different subjects or learning subjects in a deeper and more complete way. We seek to form each student as a human being, which includes moral character. Every child learns how to act and think from the earliest ages by watching and imitating their peers and adults. Imitation forms habits. Habits form character. Character forms as early as late elementary school. By starting at Saint Paul’s early, we can form strong habits through imitating the good. These habits allow a Christ-like character to bud and blossom within our students, giving them the best version of themselves.