Our Mission & Distinctives

Classical Discipleship

Christian Discipleship

To be a Christ-centered school means that we see that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7), that Jesus Christ holds all things together (Col. 1:17), and we must observe all that Jesus has commanded (Mt. 28:19). Whatever we are doing, whoever we are with, wherever we are at, we must do it before the face of God and for the glory of God, because there is no secular-sacred divide. A student’s Bible reading and prayer do not occur in a sealed and separate compartment from their work in the science lab or in reading the Great Books. Instead, they read the Great Books in light of the Greatest Book, the Bible. We agree with Charles Spurgeon who said, “Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”

Whether a student is practicing free throws or Latin declensions, our aim is that students do their best and do it for the glory of God. Our name, Coram Deo, means in the presence of God and it is the core idea of the Christian faith. The phrase coram Deo comes from 1 Corinthians 13:12, “​​For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.” On this side of eternity, our knowledge is bound by space and time, but the Christian scholar knows that the best is yet to come. One day, we’ll peek behind the curtain and see God face to face. 

“To live all of life _coram Deo_ is to live a life of integrity. It is a life of wholeness

that finds its unity and coherency in the majesty of God.” -RC Sproul

Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.

-Charles Spurgeon