Classical education

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Classical Christian education is a unique and proven approach to teaching and learning.  Historically, this model has produced the greatest leaders, scientists, and thinkers of Western civilization—from the Greeks in antiquity to America’s founding fathers. Classical Christian education faithfully restores the most proven form of education ever developed.

A guiding principle for our school is that every child of God is capable of extraordinary achievements through classical training and cultivation of character. We believe all education should naturally lead students toward the good, the true, and the beautiful.

In the classical model, classes and grade levels build on each other through three stages called the trivium:

GRAMMAR (Kindergarten through 6th)
LOGIC (7th through 8th)
RHETORIC (9th through 12th)

Classical Christian vs. Modern Education

Classical Christian
Education

  • Christ-centered
  • Original documents based
  • Education for formation
  • Development of critical thinking –
    “Why?”
  • ​​​​Emphasis on true, good, and beautiful
  • Integrated interdisciplinary learning
  • Latin taught as a core requirement
  • Appreciation of Western Civilization
  • Humanities and fine arts emphasis
  • Requires the student to learn how to learn
  • Mastery as working to one’s fullest potential
  • Lifelong love of learning as the ultimate goal
  • Truth is objective, knowable, and absolute
  • Parents as primary educators

Modern
Education

  • Man-centered
  • Textbook and technology based
  • Education for information
  • Development for correct procedures – “How?”
  • Emphasis on Political Correctness
  • Fragmented and disjointed learning
  • Latin taught as an elective
  • Critique of Western Civilization
  • Techno-rational emphasis
  • Requires the student to learn how to pass tests
  • Mastery as measured by test grades
  • Graduation as the ultimate goal
  • Self-actualization, achieving personal peace and affluence
  • Teachers as primary educators

CPLS ACT Rankings

Our students consistently outscore students from public and private high schools in the state of Kansas.

In recent years, our society has placed an increasingly high value on standardized test scores. While we are very proud of our student’s performance on the ACT, we recognize this is not the only indicator of a solid education.

The following represents data as reported in the ACT Profile Report and shows 5-year trends:

Average Composite Scores
Note that 98% of CPLS seniors take the ACT compared to 79% of students in the State of Kansas.

                CPLS    Kansas

2022       25.0        19.9

2021       25.4        19.9

2020       26.1        20.4

2019       24.8        21.2

2018       24.4        21.5

Explore Our Grade Levels

Year

CPLS

Kansas

2022

25.0

19.9

2021

25.4

19.9

2020

26.1

20.4

2019

24.8

21.2