“While modern education seeks only to propel a student toward the utilitarian goal of a successful career, the classical, Christian education seeks to nurture the whole person, preparing him to participate fully in all realms of this world and the next.” Classical ConversationsAlthough you may not think about it too often, classical Christian education is distinct from modern education in many ways. At ICA we are continually seeking to understand on deeper levels what it truly means to fully embrace this method of teaching. While we have adopted much of its basic structure, there is always more to incorporate.
You may notice Monday, February 1st is a non-school day on our calendar. In an effort to inspire and inform our own classical teaching methods, our teaching staff is taking that day to travel to Kirkland where each of our teachers will observe their counterpart at Providence Classical Christian School. I’m confident it will benefit your students directly in coming weeks and months.
If you have never made it a practice, may I suggest you pray for your child’s teacher on a regular basis? Here are a few ideas of how you could pray:
BAND - One opportunity I want to remind you of is that we have the possibility of after-school band in the second semester. In order for it to be viable, we are looking for about 10 students 5th grade and above who would like to participate. There is no fee other than possibly an instrument rental (although we have some instruments available), as we have a very experienced, retired band teacher who is more than willing to share his knowledge and expertise. We are also inviting homeschool families to participate, so even if your child isn’t able to join, please spread the word! If you haven’t already, please RSVP to this email to let me know you might be interested.
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P.S. ICA was in the paper this week! Read it here.
Island Christian ACademy
Decidedly Academic - Distinctively Christian.
A few of our wax museum participants
Electives week with Detective Farr from Island County
Service Project, Langley
High School students visit the capital building in Olympia
Spelling bee winners
Sno-Isle Skill Center graduate and ICA senior
Secondary Leadership Retreat
Community service project at the Island County Fairgrounds
Northwest Institute of the Literary Arts winners