January 30, 2020

We train children to love what we celebrate.  The children will love what the tribe loves.

Having worked in a number of public schools, I remember vividly how high stakes tests such as the STAAR were never discussed afterward (because of laws protecting the contents of...

October 31, 2019

Americans love data. We love to quantify and measure. We love to make charts, graphs, and tables. Americans count calories, votes, interceptions, miles, and especially money. It comforts us because it helps us feel in control.

However, children are persons, and we must...

August 27, 2019

The right-victorious and great-martyr George was born to a Christian family during the late third century. His father was from Cappadocia (in modern day Turkey) and was an officer in the Roman army. His mother was from Palestine. George’s father was martyred when he wa...

There are some theories of education out there that suggest that children can only memorize facts until the age of reason.  A Charlotte Mason education thinks differently.  Mason taught that children are persons with unpredictable and immeasurable potential.  When we p...

April 3, 2019

"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." (Luke 2:52)

Though these words mean something different for the Son of God than they would if applied to a mere human, they offer some guidance for thinking about how our own children should gro...

February 13, 2019

We recently took our children to a municipal display of very bad art. I can call it “bad” art with confidence, not because my opinion is more valid than others, but because I have had enough art education to recognize that in the grand sweep of Western art, the works o...

November 27, 2018

Many of us who choose not to send our children to public schools have a good idea about what we are running from; however, some of us are not always sure what we are running towards. 

It was like that in my family.  My wife and I were both public school teachers, and we...

July 5, 2018

I chose the traditional hymn, "Be Thou My Vision," as the Saint George School song because it calls us back to our primary purpose in all things, God Himself, teaching us to make Him the goal of all our longings and all our activities.

However, our attempts as parents t...

May 10, 2018

We’re living in a land thirsty for real education, but the wells are dry.   Having seen the educational cafeteria offerings in most of our schools, I do not wonder why our children are intellectually starved. 

While children starve for meat and vegetables, man...

March 21, 2018

Years ago, when we first moved to Denton, my wife and I were driving down Scripture Street when we saw a white house, pillared in the Greek-fashion, set back from the road with a large green lawn.  We both immediately said to each other, "Wouldn't that make the perfect...

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