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The Tremendous Power of Words

 

This was a speech given in the 9th grade bible class by Katie Risley, and then beautifully delivered again to the CCA faculty and staff at in-service. This is an excellent example of classical rhetorical skills in action.  This speech...

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...

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...

Leadership in High School: What Does it Look Like?

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." John C. Maxwell

At Covenant Christian Academy, the student government is called the House System. Students are divided into houses when they enter high school. The four houses...

For All the Parents Whose Child Won't Get An Award

It’s that time of year again. Award ceremony time.

Explaining Classical Education to Your High Schooler

They say sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.