PCA follows the classical model of education that aligns a child’s natural developmental stages with the three phases of learning, known from antiquity as the trivium. These phases of learning––grammar phase, logic phase, and rhetoric phase––aim to help a child learn how to be a lifelong learner.
Classical curriculum includes traditional liberal arts subjects with an emphasis upon great literature, a chronological understanding of history, and language arts.
PCA utilizes a collaborative model of education (also referred to as “hybrid” or “University-model” education). This approach allows for a unique collaboration between parents and professionally trained classroom teachers. This blended model combines the best elements of private school with homeschooling. Parents have the ultimate responsibility for instructing their children, and the school exists to partner with the family in academic disciplines. The students will spend Monday, Wednesday, and an optional half day on Friday in a traditional school setting.
Education is about more than the gathering and assimilation of data. The education of a student includes the growth and maturation of the whole student as they learn to walk in the good works that God has prepared for them. For this reason, we care deeply about providing an environment and curriculum that trains students to grow in character, in maturity, and ultimately in the knowledge, wisdom, and love of God.