Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark
It is tempting, in the education world, to focus on academics to the extent that children have limited experiences outside of classroom walls. But if the apex of a Christian is to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves, then we need to make sure our education is not self-focused, but instead a practice of putting our Christian values in action.
It is not that academics is unimportant, it is simply that we have created a sub-culture of small humans whose grade and grades become “who they are.” At ARROWS Christian Academy, we believe that receiving an education is more than simply gaining knowledge.
Modern math education functions much like a factory, where students carry their past skill deficiencies into subsequent grades, and risk getting further and further behind. There is a better way to learn math!
Curriculum is a tool rather than a master. We combine fields of study in thematic lessons based on eras of time and build literary, mathematical and science skills necessary for interpreting God’s creation and the order of the world. Output expectations are varied, because student gifting is varied. Small classes foster discussion, speaking, and service while being given space to take academic risk-equipping them for responsibility and leadership in God’s Kingdom.