A Biblical Classical Education based on The Principle Approach® focuses on consistent and ordered teaching and learning. The goal is to build a student’s Christian character and sense of self-government, Christian scholarship, and biblical reasoning for lifelong learning and discipleship.
THE PRINCIPLE APPROACH®
- Has its philosophical origins in the Bible
- Has distinctive methodology revealed through a biblical pedagogy of teaching and learning
- Unfolds the character and nature of God as revealed in Scripture and demonstrated in the Creator
- Discovers the purposes of God for man and government
- Is applicable to all times and cultures
As Christians, The Principle Approach® helps us mature in the knowledge of God (His purposes and ways), preparing us to advance the Kingdom of Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. As American Christians, The Principle Approach® enables us to discern the biblical principles of government upon which our nation was founded, thereby, empowering us to restore what has been systematically dismantled over generations.
The heart of The Principle Approach® teaches students to reason from biblical truth, or principles, and to make application to every area of life. Every class at Liberty Christian Academy begins with God’s Word. From the Divine language of mathematics to the hand of Providence in history, each subject is taught from the perspective of God as Author. Students learn biblical principles that lead to the discovery of the origin and purpose of every subject and how God has used men and nations to advance His Kingdom. The purpose of education, under this philosophy, is to enlighten the understanding, shape the character, form the habits of discipline, and prepare young men and women to fulfill their God-given potential.
Students are taught to think and reason from biblical principles and apply them to every area of life. Students are taught how to think, not what to think. In the setting of the Christian school, these principles are initially taught within the context of the various school subjects, offering a clear picture of the character and nature of the God who authored them. Students engage in the 4Rs of learning—Research, Reason, Relate, and Record—as a methodology that builds a biblical worldview. The notebook is developed as a record of a living curriculum, taught and modeled by the teacher, as well as researched and reasoned by the student. The notebook becomes a resource for future learning, while providing evidence of lasting scholarship.