Our Philosophy and Focus
Philosophy of Education
The philosophy of education for The Fletcher School is as follows:
The Parents' Duty
We believe that the Bible clearly instructs parents, not the Church or State, to “bring children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4, Deuteronomy 6). Therefore, we teach in a manner consistent with the Bible and a godly home environment.
All Truth Is God's Truth
We believe that God’s person and character is revealed not only in His Word, but also in every facet of creation (Romans 1:20). Therefore, we teach that all knowledge is interrelated and instructs us about God.
Loving God with Our Minds
We believe that God wants us to love Him “with our minds, hearts, souls, and strength” (Matthew 22:37). Therefore, we teach how to learn and reason through the centuries-old classical method of education which emphasizes piety, the liberal arts, the humanities, and finds its culmination in the sciences of philosophy and ultimately, theology.
Striving for Excellence
We believe that God wants us to do all things “heartily, as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23). Therefore, we teach that excellence is the standard for each person’s endeavors.
As a start-up school, King’s Academy is unable to offer full instruction to students in every grade. Beginning in August of 2021, King’s Academy will offer education to families with children in grades 3 through 6. A new grade will be added each year so that, in 2022 we will offer 7th grade, and Lord willing, by 2027 we will be open for students in grades 3-12. Resources permitting, we will also open up K-2nd grade in that time frame as well. However, our priority is the addition of upper grades so that students who have already matriculated might be able to continue their education with us.
In 2021, younger students in K-2nd grade, and older students in 7th-12th grade will not be able to enter into our full school. But in order to make some of the benefits of classical Christian education available to those students, King’s Academy will provide a one-day School for the lower grades (K-2nd) called The Fletcher’s School, and a one-day school for the upper grades (7th-12th) called The Rhetoric School. This supplemental education is not designed to replace the student’s conventional education, but will bolster it with exposure to classical pedagogy, classical literature, and training in logic and rhetoric.
Furthermore, The Fletcher’s School will help younger students prepare for the culture, academics, and rigor of a complete King’s Academy education, beginning in 3rd grade. The Rhetoric School is designed to engage the mind of older students to help them think cogently and communicate clearly and confidently.
The Fletcher School has carefully selected curriculum and resources from some of the best publishers in the world of classical education, these include: Memoria Press., Classical Academic Press. Roman Roads Media, and Veritas Press. The links below provide more information.
Memoria Press exists to promote and impart the classical heritage of the Christian West. We do this through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition. In order to achieve this goal, we have produced a comprehensive and accessible classical Christian curriculum that encourages the development of wisdom and virtue through a pursuit of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. Our motto is “Saving Western Civilization One Student at a Time” and expresses our passion for defending and transferring the culture of the Christian West through classical education.
Classical Academic Press
Classical Academic Press (CAP) is a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. We are the product of years of brainstorming, conversations, thoughtful critiques, and application in private, public/charter, and homeschool classrooms. Our mission is to produce and supply to today’s market the finest classical curricula and resources. Our motto, “Classical Subjects Creatively Taught,” describes the essence of all that we publish (Latin, Logic, Writing & Rhetoric, Grammar, Greek, Spanish, Poetry, Literature Guides, and more). We seek to produce classical curricula and media with a clear design and structure and incremental and systematic instruction, all with a touch of delight, creativity, and flair. Learning should be fun and beautiful!
Roman Roads Media
We partner with master-teachers of classical education, turning their knowledge, wisdom, and experience into high-quality curriculum, leveraging the power of video technology and the internet to bring it into the hands of homeschoolers and classical schools.
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