A Christian Education
Education is a broadening experience that begins in childhood and lasts a lifetime. Our motto, "faithful to the truth," reflects our goal of providing a Christ-centered education that is rooted in the truth and authority of the Bible. This education acknowledges that God is evident in creation, sovereign through history, revealed in His son, Jesus Christ, and intimately concerned with us as individuals. A worldview based on the Scriptures provides a unified education in which all subjects - history, English, biology, philosophy, science, and the arts - are understood as part of an integrated whole. This worldview may be boldly stated, or it may be implicit, but it is always present. Regent is an interdenominational Christian school. Our faculty and board members embrace the historic tenets of Christianity as presented in our Statement of Faith. Beyond these primary doctrines, we respect and acknowledge the primacy of the family, and refer any secondary doctrinal questions to parents for clarification.
A Classical Education
At Regent, we are committed to a classical approach to education.We recognize that Christ was born during the reign of Caesar Augustus and that Christianity took root and grew to maturity in the West. So that our students may understand and appreciate the impact of western civilization on our culture, we emphasize ancient history, languages and culture, studied in the light of biblical Christianity. "Classical" also describes the methodology of our curriculum, which is rooted in what is known as the trivium. The trivium emphasizes the grammar, logic, and rhetoric of all subjects, and it teaches with the grain of the child, matching the child's developmental readiness with appropriate tools for learning.
Grammar (grades one through six) Students at this stage will readily soak up information and memorize facts as they acquire reading, writing, and arithmetic skills. They will learn the who, what, when, and where of subjects; multiplication facts in mathematics; land formations, capitals, and countries in geography; names and dates of important people and events in history; and vocabulary and spelling through a strong phonics and reading program. Good behavior will be expected as students learn what God expects of them.
Logic (grades seven and eight) As students enter their argumentative teenage years, they will learn the construction and critique of valid arguments. They will develop the skills to discern fact from fallacy and proof from propaganda. God's Word will always be used as the plumb line for determining truth and developing a Christian worldview. Students will continue to learn facts as they did in the grammar years, and they will develop analytical skills in light of those facts.
Rhetoric (grades nine through twelve) Students will begin to synthesize, express, and put to practical use what they have learned. During these years of heightened self-awareness, they will be taught to express the knowledge they have acquired in their studies persuasively, concisely, and attractively the knowledge they have acquired in their studies. Subject specialization will begin based on student's foundation of grammar and logic.