nder the authority of Scripture and the lordship of Jesus Christ, Sayers Classical Academy assists Christ-centered parents who seek to be intrinsically involved in their children’s day-to-day development, both academic and Christian growth, in their God-given mandate to educate their children (c.f. Deuteronomy 6: 6-7 and Ephesians 6:4) by providing a distinctively Christian, rigorous, and affordable academic experience.
How does SCA aim to fulfill this mission?
Under the authority of Scripture and the lordship of Jesus ChristSCA respectfully and gladly affirms sola scriptura. Believing that all scripture is the sole ultimate and infallible norm, we submit our lives to God’s purposes, for our good and His glory. Believing that Christianity is an entire system of thought, every endeavor (whether academic, interpersonal, business or extracurricular) will be interpreted through the reality of the Triune God and His sovereignty as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
View SCA’s Statement of Faith.
By assisting parents of Christ-centered families in their God-given mandate to educate their childrenSCA is not a school in the traditional sense; rather, it is a school by the primary definition of the word, “a place in which persons are instructed…” Nor is SCA a Christian school; instead, it is a school for Christians and their children, who are being taught by parental example, both in Word and in deed, their need to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and live a life that exhibits Him as their Lord. SCA seeks to serve and build community with like-minded Christian parents desiring direction and help in providing a rigorous classical education where a portion of the work is completed at home. Additionally, SCA seeks to keep educational costs reasonably priced. This commitment is based upon accountability to God and the understanding that tuition costs need to accommodate one-income families seeking to fulfill a portion of the education of their children within their home. This requires mothers to set aside the demands of a full time, second-income career and dedicate their time and energy to tasks commonly transferred to others.
Through teaching children to pursue truth, goodness and beauty in the classical approach to educationSCA will inform its young men and young women through the classical tradition; endeavoring to equip them to reason and to discern truth in a post-Christian culture. Central to this tradition is the use of the trivium, which develops the intellectual capabilities through the use of the tools of learning. Grammar students will build a strong foundation, beginning with the basics of spelling, reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as an emphasis upon memorization, observations and developing logic skills. Students entering the second stage of the trivium, the logic stage, while continuing to build upon the foundational skills, will be taught how to reason from a logical and explicitly Christian perspective. Socratic pedagogy will be used to lead the students in understanding the ordered relationships between ideas and events. Rhetoric students will continue learning under Socratic pedagogy to complete a multi-year study of classical rhetoric and will be given the opportunity to explore and evaluate seminal ideas. Art, music and sports will be provided and encouraged so that the students can develop in all aspects, spiritual, mental and physical. Philippians 4:8 will be the aesthetic mandate taught so that our students would learn to think on “whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, think on these things.”
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In nurturing children intellectually and spirituallySCA will utilize the principles of a liberal education to graduate students with godly character that has been developed through hard work and submission to authority, both the authority of the Word of God and the authority of their parents and instructors. Understanding that work is a gift from God, they will be diligent to complete tasks and other responsibilities left in their charge. By God’s grace, the SCA graduates will be equipped both in writing and in speaking and be biblically minded and interdisciplinary thinkers, using their gifts to make a difference in this world for the glory of God while influencing others of their need to prepare for this life and the life thereafter.
Read what SCA’s recent top graduates said about their education.