Coming to Melbourne 2021

Christian Classical Education

“The Glory of God is the Man Fully Alive.”

-St. Irenaeus of Lyons

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Saint Paul’s Classical School Launching in 2021

Take the first step and sign up for our list of interested families today. You will be able to keep up with our progress and be the first to know about new developments in the life of our school.

Why Christian Classical Education at
Saint Paul's Church?

Our school meets students where they are and helps them to grow and flourish in knowledge and virtue, and forms students to love that which is True, Beautiful, and Good.

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

- Proverbs 22:6 -

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT
SAINT PAUL'S CLASSICAL SCHOOL

Q & A

Do I need to believe everything that Saint Paul’s Church believes to attend?

No, but all students must be able to pray with us and fully participate in the life of our school.

What is my role as a parent?

Saint Paul’s Classical School believes that parents are the primary educators of their children and considers itself a partner of our parents in their desire to raise their children well.

Will I have to worry about my child falling through the cracks, either academically or socially?

Not at all! Class sizes will always be kept small. This frees teachers to give personal attention to every student and allows students to develop closer bonds of friendship.

How do you teach Science?

Science begins by looking at the world around us, at the birds and the animals, the trees and the soil. We want to figure out how these things move us and affect us. Because the world follows natural laws, we discover the relationships between objects, perform experiments, and better understand our own place in the created order.

Is classical education useful in the modern world?

Classical education is not “old and outdated,” but has been found time-tested for centuries and enduring. At Saint Paul’s Classical School students learn critical thinking, logic & reason, and how to draw creative conclusions. Our subject matter is as “up to date” as any other school, but adds a greater depth to how children will learn to use that knowledge in the right way. Students who are classically educated are better equipped to go into any field of study and be successful.

Do I need to be a member of Saint Paul’s Church in order to attend Saint Paul’s Classical School?

Membership in the church is not a requirement for attending the school. However, the Church’s doors are always open for visitors and inquirers.

“Wonder, Wisdom, and Worship” sounds great, but what will my child learn during a school day?

Your child will learn literature, language, history, mathematics, music, Scripture, and the full range of natural philosophy which are often referred to as the “sciences”–biology, chemistry, physics, etc. The difference in classical education is a philosophy which connects all of these “subjects” into a coordinated view of reality.

How do you teach History?

History may or may not repeat itself, but an education in history must. History education begins with stories told well. The story we are ultimately hoping to trace is God’s story: how is God reconciling the world to himself through Jesus Christ? Stories happen in time and place, so we learn dates and geography so that we can better understand one story as it relates to all other stories in the past and their effect in the present. By middle school, students are prepared to read original documents; by graduation, students are prepared to do original research.

Why does classical education include Latin?

We teach Latin for a few reasons. Latin is itself a beautiful language and education ought always include beauty. Latin was the language of Ancient Rome and the Medieval West; to be conversant in Latin is to be conversant with centuries. Additionally, while studying a second language encourages us to think about our primary language, Latin is the foundation for as much as fifty percent of English words. Knowledge of Latin roots improves reading comprehension as education continues.

Classical Christian Education sounds great for high school, but why should I start in kindergarten?

Classical education goes beyond teaching different subjects or learning subjects in a deeper and more complete way. We seek to form each student as a human being, which includes moral character. Every child learns how to act and think from the earliest ages by watching and imitating their peers and adults. Imitation forms habits. Habits form character. Character forms as early as late elementary school. By starting at Saint Paul’s early, we can form strong habits through imitating the good. These habits allow a Christ-like character to bud and blossom within our students, giving them the best version of themselves.

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