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Nation-making: Historical Methods and Their Results 

July 3, 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes In 1889, American philosopher and historian, John Fisk, produced a writing titled, “The Beginnings of New England.” In this work, he analyzed the progression of government from its earliest forms to the present day. Fisk viewed America as the culmination of government, having moved out of barbaric means and into a society that valued man […]

Prayer for the Class of 2019

June 6, 2019
Posted in: High School

Reading Time: 3 minutes Heavenly Father, Thank you for this day! This is not any day, but a day that commemorates over 4,500 days of your faithfulness. From day 1, as we sent our children off to Developmental Kindergarten or Kindergarten and watched them leave us for the first time, we trusted You with our children, our treasure. Father, […]

A child raises his hands covered in swirled paint.

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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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?

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]

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