Christian Education

Christian Education October 13th, 2021

Catholic Schools in New York See Increase in Enrollment amid Public School Declines

Catholic schools in the Capital Region of New York near Albany are reporting significant growth in enrollment with a 4% increase from the previous year. This enrollment surge is occurring at the same time as public schools in the region have seen an average decrease of 2.3% according to a report by the Empire Center. According…
Christian Education October 8th, 2021

Innovative St. Louis Catholic School Teacher Honored for Excellence in STEM

An engineer turned middle school teacher at a Catholic school in St. Louis, MO has been nationally recognized with the PLTW Outstanding Teacher award. The annual award is given to teachers who go above and beyond to empower their students in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Lion spoke with the teacher, Michael Herries, about…
Christian Education October 5th, 2021

Redlands Christian Schools Celebrate Growth, a Century of Christian Education

At the end of September, Redlands Christian Schools (RCS) celebrated a century of Christian education in Southern California with a weekend event. Just over 100 years ago, on September 12, 1921, RCS began meeting in a two-room schoolhouse about a mile from their current location. On their first official school day, 42 students attended. After merging…
Christian Education October 4th, 2021

Education and the Secularization of America: How We Got Here

The home and the church continued to be the major influencers on society until the early to mid 1800s. Something took place at that time that changed the course of history here in the US: The formal education of children moved from the home and church to the government or the state. This was in the form of common schools which are now referred to as public schools. 
Christian Education August 23rd, 2021

School—Who Cares? Genuine Care Offered in Christian Education

In an education system where human thinking is central, comfort and care are basically forms of cheerleading, in order to get a person past something difficult so he or she can achieve dreams and goals. There can be no greater purpose than those because God is irrelevant. The beauty of Christian education is that not only is God relevant but He is also, more importantly, the center of all that is taught, experienced, and desired. He Himself is truth and all that is learned flows from Him and gives glory back to Him. 
Christian Education August 18th, 2021

Meeting Special Needs with Christian Education: A Call to Action

Our daughter was sent home with us to die. God used her short life to spark a fire and a mission in our lives to speak up and encourage our exceptional children and their families that God has a unique purpose and calling on their lives. What the culture may see as broken and worthless, God sees as precious, as extensions of His Glory here on earth.
Christian Education August 12th, 2021

Academic Excellence and the Christian School

In order that our students may thrive in the world, we as Christian educators have recognized the need to continually improve upon the work we are doing, the preparation we are providing, and the networks we are building. Simply providing an education that mirrors our local public schools and “has a little bit of Jesus sprinkled…
Christian Education August 10th, 2021

Indiana Enrolling Record Numbers in Christian Schools in Report of ‘Exodus’ from Public Schools

Thousands of students are leaving Indiana public schools for private and homeschool options according to a report from Anthony Kinnett, education journalist and co-founder of The Chalkboard Review. Parents he spoke with cite concerns about mask-mandates and curriculum changes as their primary motivation. Another factor is the expansion of the state’s voucher program, allowing more middle…
Christian Education August 9th, 2021

Herzog Foundation Announces More Than $2.7 Million in Grants to Six Christian Schools

The Herzog Foundation has announced $2,758,000 in grants “to propel the growth and increase enrollment in six Christian schools in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee,” according to a statement released by the foundation last week. The grants come at a time when Christian schools across the nation are reporting record or near-record enrollments. The recipient schools are:…
Christian Education August 6th, 2021

Private Education is Not Just for the Wealthy: Challenges and Opportunities for Christian Education in Rural Communities

16,380 hours. I did the math. This large, overwhelming number equals the sum of hours my children would spend in a K-12th grade classroom. I felt a little overwhelmed by the prospect of my son and daughter spending that much time away from our home. You see, I invested seven years of my life in the…