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Growing in a Classical Christian Kindergarten

Did you know CCA’s first harvest of apples occurred this year in the garden? After several years of tending, caring and watching…Apples! And every kindergartener will say, “They were tasty!” Now we watch the blossoms fade with the hope of new...

The Easiest Way to Help Children Memorize Scripture

Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. –Psalm 119:11

At the end of each school day, the pre-grammar music room turns into the game room for the after school students. I hear snippets of the students’ day, answer...

Practically: What Does it Mean to Be a Classical School?

In the video below, Keith Castello explains the goal of classical education as leading students to discern, articulate and practice truth, goodness, and beauty in their lives.

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Why Classical Education Works?

My daughter texted me the other day from UT-Austin with this question: “Should I take Latin or stick with Spanish”? She’s a sophomore psychology major who wants to be an FBI agent some day, and after a few moments of wrestling with my...

Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

Transitioning to a new school can be a major source of stress in the life of a child. It is common for children to struggle socially and academically while they are adjusting to a new school. To help a child in this transition, it is vital to...

To the Parent Who Thinks They are Not Enough

 

Reprinted with permission from Christian Parenting. Original post can be found here. 

Our oldest got her driver’s license recently and is navigating the roads on her own. It’s fairly gut-wrenching when you spend your whole life trying to keep...

10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”  Jim Rohn

My children often want to earn extra cash in the summer. While I don't typically pay for normal household chores, I have been known to offer a summer reading stipend,...

What Does It Mean to Live with Open Hands

 

The 2019 Covenant Christian Academy Graduation Commencement Speech:

Headmaster Castello, CCA Board of Trustees, my amazing colleagues, alumni, friends, proud parents and members of the class of 2019, I’m genuinely honored to be with you this...

Planning for Summer Instead of Summer Planning You

 

Recently in our men's prayer group at CCA, our Headmaster, Keith Castello, posed an interesting discussion point. He said, "As summer is quickly approaching, in honor of the cliché start of school essay, ‘What I did Last Summer,’ let’s...

What Exactly Does an Interim Headmaster Do?

 

I first met Keith Castello when I was the Head of School at Regents School of Austin. He had only recently begun his career as Headmaster at CCA. We worked together in those early years to build the Texas Consortium of Classical Christian...