At Cedar Classical Academy, we teach mathematics in a way that is very different from the way you were likely taught. American math curricula tend to show a pre-solved example equation, explain the steps that were taken to solve it, and then assign a number of similar problems. The student solves these problems by copying […]
“Beauty is not an elective”: Our Music Curriculum
Here is a glimpse of Wassail & Carols, our December 12 celebration of Christ’s incarnation through recitation and carols. This was also a night to revel in the musicianship that our music teacher, Mrs. Peng, has been teaching to our students. At Cedar, we like to say that beauty is not an elective. We think […]
“A fountain of joy alive in you”: How Music Tunes the Soul
What did Plato observe in music that prompted him to label it the most important of the liberal arts? He perceived that, of all seven, music best “tunes the soul.” Here Plato addressed the development of character, for music can inspire the unfolding of moral and mental qualities needed to be a virtuous person. Our […]
What is the Value of an Education?
As a parent, you want to know what you are buying, right? What is the end product? What is the final result? What does it look like when the kids have finally “got an education”? Often, the answer to these questions, for Christian and non-Christian alike, is measured by “job” or “career” preparation. A child […]