The Dean's Pick

So You Think Education is “Free”

By: Rachel Greb
One of the hurdles to private education for many families is the cost of tuition, especially when there is a “free” alternative that is so accessible: public education paid for by tax dollars.
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Summer is for Schole!

Autumn is sublime; winter, necessary; spring, enchanting. Summer, on the other hand, is a gift. Summer is fresh watermelon, swimming pools, and sleeping in. Most importantly, summer is slower: slower days that are perfect for exploring the idea of scholé or restful learning.
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How My Mother Saved Her Sanity (and Accidentally Saved Mine Too)

By: Rachel Greb
I grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s in the Midwest. It was a great time and a great place to be a kid. Summers were hot and muggy. We caught fireflies, played in puddles, drank from the hose, rode bikes, and generally spent the day getting sweaty and dirty.
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What is Paideia? Part 2

By: Rachel Greb
As this applies to education, I see it as the difference between synthesis and compartmentalization. Synthesis seeks to understand how everything fits together in the divinely created order. Compartmentalization, on the other hand, breaks everything down and separates it.
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PAIDEIA AS A GOVERNING PRINCIPLE FOR THE MISSION OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

By: Rachel Greb
What is paideia? – Paideia is a Greek word which means education, but with a richer sense than just teaching a student information. In Ancient Greece, it meant educating a child properly, so that the polis would be insured of its continuance with the best kind of citizenry.
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WHY SOCCER? (Or, why fill-in-the-blank of any other activity for our kids)

By: Rachel Greb
I often get asked, as I imagine a lot of other classical educators do, “Why Latin?”
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C.S. Lewis and Classical Christian Education

I’ve never doubted that C. S. Lewis, were he alive today, would be a great fan and supporter of classical Christian education. But what aspects of this vibrant and growing movement would have garnered his particular praise?
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The Exponential Growth of Classical Christian Education

On a Monday morning 17 years ago, Russ Gregg quit his job because of a sermon he’d heard the day before about “venturing something for God that’s a little bit crazy.”
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The Rite of the Tea Towels

By: Rachel Greb
It is, as always, a joy and a privilege that I have been given the opportunity to encourage you on this journey of classical Christian education.
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