Four Pitches for Classical Education

Four Pitches for Classical Education

Written by David Seibel | 1.29.20

Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the heart of wit.” With that in mind, here are four short elevator pitches answering the question, “What is Classical Christian education?” 

In full disclosure: the inspiration for this post comes from Joshua Gibbs with the Circe Institute blog here. In Gibbs’ post, he writes less than 100 words. For this post, I grabbed the heart of his paragraphs and placed a label on them.

#1. Holistic Education

You can earn all A’s and still flunk life. Classical Christian education seeks to prepare students for death first, life second, and career third.

#2. Eternally-Minded

Buildings crumble, clothes wear out, cups break. Material things don’t last, but great ideas do. Classical Christian education is concerned with emphasizing permanent things.

#3. Forming a Love for Beauty

Good things are an acquired taste, so Classical education helps people acquire that taste. We as moderns don’t naturally like Beethoven, Dante, or Aristotle.

#4. Imitation before Information

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

As Head of School at Coram Deo Academy, Dave Seibel aims to cultivate a generation of scholar-disciples who are passionate about learning. He is husband to Brooke and father of four future Coram Deo students. He is a graduate of Wabash College, Marian University and in final Master of Divinity course at Southern Seminary.

As Head of School at Coram Deo Academy, Dave Seibel aims to cultivate a generation of scholar-disciples who are passionate about learning. He is husband to Brooke and father of four future Coram Deo students. He is a graduate of Wabash College, Marian University and in final Master of Divinity course at Southern Seminary.

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