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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 […]

Dayspring Christian Academy Seniors travel to Israel as the culmination of their education.

The Final Classroom

March 26, 2018

Israel Is the Culmination of a Dayspring Education It’s hard to say how many other schools in America incorporate a visit to Israel as the culminating field study of their students’ education. Too, it would be one thing to set down in the Holy Land for a sight-seeing tour. It is another matter entirely to […]

Upper school students taught rhetoric as part of Principle Approach education.

What is Rhetoric?

November 8, 2017

Got Rhetoric? It would be a good question to ask if you’re choosing a school for your child(ren). Many people these days aren’t familiar with rhetoric as an academic subject. When I say I teach it, eyes often glaze over with tell-tale unfamiliarity. In response, I provide a synonym: speech. “Oh, speech,” they say, “why […]

How To Keep Your Child Engaged In School

October 24, 2017

“Oh my gosh, Mom, I was so bored in school today. It was oration presentation day and I thought I was going to die!” These are actual (only slightly paraphrased) words spoken several years ago by my Dayspring high school daughter. The dramatic flair was tinged with humor, but the struggle was real. My reply? […]

Dayspring Christian Academy seniors on field study in the holy land

The Fascination of the Holy Land in Four Categories

June 19, 2017

Just prior to graduation each year, Dayspring seniors visit Israel as their culminating field study. This year, several staff members made the journey as well. Leslie Schmucker, director of the school’s P139 program, was one of them. In this blog, she outlines how our students can experience the fascination of the Holy Land in four […]

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