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Christian Education: An Overview of the Purpose and Scope of Christian Education

May 12, 2022
Posted in: Academics

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is Education? Education, as defined by American scholar and biblical thinker Noah Webster, “comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations.” Webster’s definition is itself a demonstration of […]

Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

October 28, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old- what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he […]

The Pilgrims Still Teach America Today

October 18, 2021

Reading Time: 9 minutes   On the night of January 11, 1989, President Ronald Reagan gave his farewell address. Included in his parting remarks was an admonition for Americans to take stock in what we teach our children about our nation’s history. Reagan asked, “Are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what […]

A Shaken Belief in American Exceptionalism

July 1, 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes   David Landon is an upper school history teacher at Dayspring Christian Academy. Born and raised in Scotland, David immigrated to America. The following is a letter he wrote to his students in response to the question, “Is America exceptional”? David now reads this letter to his tenth grade students on their way home from […]

Addressing The Decline in Fine Motor Skills

February 5, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes   Fine motor skills are a part of the criteria observed when a preschool, pre-kindergarten, or kindergarten student applies at Dayspring Christian Academy. Over the last decade, Dayspring teachers have noticed a shocking decline in fine motor skills and are rightly concerned. What are fine motor skills? Why do they matter? What are Fine Motor […]

Children in Christian Kindergarten.

How to Choose the Right Christian Kindergarten for Your Child – The Principle Approach

January 9, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes   This article was originally published on April 5, 2017. It has been updated for accuracy. Christian parents often focus on strong academic Kindergarten programs. While academics are good, a program that focuses on knowing Scripture and character development is key. Dayspring Christian Academy — a private Christian School in Lancaster County — uses a […]

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