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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 […]

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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 […]

Lessons from the Pilgrims: Pilgrim Economics

November 10, 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Dr. Paul Jehle visited with Dayspring Christian Academy’s 12th grade Economics class and our 9th grade Rudiments of America’s Christian History class. During their class time together, Dr. Jehle walked our students through a Biblical perspective of economics, beginning in the Garden of Eden. In this teaching, Dr. Jehle shows students that the Pilgrims […]

Studying Can Impact Others

October 21, 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Dayspring Christian Academy teaches students to reason from Biblical principles and apply them to every area of life. One way we do this is through the 4R method – Research, Reason, Relate, Record. The following essay is a result of this informative and transformative methodology. Jaylani wrote this piece as a concluding assignment for […]

For the Honor of 21 Seconds

August 18, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes   This article was written by Upper School history teacher David Landon, who leads the 10th grade field study to Washington, D.C., each year. The two-day study includes time at Arlington National Cemetery, where students reflect on the character of the sentinel guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This article first appeared in […]

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