Below are the most important philosophical elements that we believe distinguish CSW’s approach to education.
- We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents to “bring children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” The Church’s commission is essentially to spread the Gospel and train believers (Matt.28:18-20). The State has been directed to enforce God’s laws and protect the innocent (Romans 13). The Church trains parents and the State protects families. The family raises up and educates children (Eph.6:1-4). Therefore, we seek to teach and discipline in a manner consistent with the Bible and a godly home environment.
- We believe that God’s character is revealed not only in His Word, but also in every facet of the creation. We teach that all knowledge is interrelated and can instruct us about God Himself.
- God wants us to love Him with our minds, as well as with our hearts, souls, and strength (Matt. 22:37). Therefore we seek to individually challenge children at all levels and teach them how to learn, by using the centuries-old, proven classical method, incorporating instruction in Latin, Logic and Rhetoric.
- We want to help parents teach their children that all they do should be done “heartily, as unto the Lord.” Therefore, we seek to encourage quality academic work and maintain high standards of conduct.
Above all, parents can be confident that their students, at every stage of their development in school, will be loved with Christ’s love in the Classical School of Wichita.