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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 […]

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 […]

How To Keep Your Child Engaged In School

October 24, 2017

Reading Time: 7 minutes   “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 […]

A father and daughter at the observation tower at Gettysburg, PA with Dayspring Christian Academy.

A Call To Prayer – Lessons From The Civil War

June 21, 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes On May 18 & 19, 2017, the sixth grade class of Dayspring Christian Academy toured the battlefields of Gettysburg. As with any Field Study at Dayspring, parents are invited and encouraged to attend. It was my honor and privilege to attend this year’s Gettysburg field study. This blog isn’t about the trip in general terms, […]

Dayspring Christian Academy's seventh grade class enjoys a four day field trip to the Creation Museum and the Carnegie Museum to study evolution vs. creation.

Creation Museum Field Study Enhances Biblical Thinking

April 24, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutes The development of biblical worldview begins early in life. Obviously, this is a critical issue, for we want our children to think biblically. This is the main focus of a Dayspring education — to teach biblical truth and to help parents inculcate this into their children. This occurs in all subjects at all levels but […]