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The Influence of the Mother

“Does not the influence of woman rest upon every member of her household, like dew upon the tender herb, or the sunbeam silently educating the young flower? Or as the shower and the sleepless stream, cheer and invigorate the proudest tree of the forest?” – L.H. Sigourney, Letters to Young Ladies, 1836 One cannot deny […]

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The Principle of Individuality . . . a Perspective Necessary for Liberty

Recently, Dayspring Christian Academy’s Upper School students performed Learner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Based on Pygmalion, a work of George Bernard Shaw, the main character, Eliza, makes the following observation to her friend, Colonel Pickering: “You see, really and truly, apart from the things anyone can pick up (the dressing and the proper way […]

Has Google Made Memorization Obsolete?

The art of memorization is a long-standing tradition at Dayspring Christian Academy. From Kindergarten to Senior year the memorization of poetry, the Mayflower Compact, the preamble to the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, the Apostles Creed (in English and Latin), monthly scripture passages (in English, Latin, and Spanish), the Greek Alphabet, student orations, and more, is […]

Curbing Entitlement

October 19, 2018

Facebook is fond of posting nostalgic flashbacks from my generation. Low res pics of kids on bikes with banana seats and sissy bars (look it up) are profiled along with reminiscences of helmetless bike rides, seatbeltless car trips, drinking from water hoses, and playing until the street lights came on. I resonate with those posts […]

Truth Changes Everything

October 8, 2018

The following blog is a compilation of notes taken during our annual Upper School Retreat. Our 2018 speaker was Jason Jimenez of Summit Ministries. Jason’s presentation during our two-day retreat focused on The Gospel, its power, and how we can live out the Gospel in our daily lives. Living the Gospel is our theme for […]

What is a Principle Approach School?

August 7, 2018

Dayspring Christian Academy, like many private Christian schools, ascribes to a Classical Christian form of education. Classical: adj. 1. Relating to ancient Greek and Roman authors of the first rank or estimation, which, in modern times, have been and still are studied as the best models of fine writing… 2. Pertaining to writers of the […]

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