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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 […]

Middle School Students

How to Choose a Middle School

March 14, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Updated February 24, 2022 Choosing A Middle School Can it really be that six years have gone by since you dropped your tiny child off at kindergarten?  Ready or not, middle school is coming up next year. The feelings you felt leading up to kindergarten all those years ago may now be coming back […]

A middle school girl takes notes in class at Dayspring Christian Academy in Lancaster, PA.

Is Christian School Right For My Middle School-age Child?

February 7, 2017
Posted in: Middle School

Reading Time: 3 minutes Updated 2-13-2020 If you have a child between the ages of 11 and 14, you may have noticed a few things. You may have noticed that your child is asserting their opinion and disagreeing with you more. They may be moody or emotional, isolating themselves more, or becoming increasingly introspective. You might feel that your […]