BRAVE Academy

(This page will be updated as more information is available. Thank you for your interest in BRAVE Academy!)

FAQ

  • Why BRAVE Academy?

    It is important to recognize that whoever is educating a child is actually instilling a worldview. BRAVE Church’s mission is to help its member families connect to God through a relationship with Jesus Christ and to educate and disciple their children in the Christian worldview. BRAVE Academy students will receive a Classical Christian Education (CCE) with the aim to encounter Jesus and learn foundational Biblical truths while glorifying God through the development of their minds in academic study.

  • Who may apply for BRAVE Academy?

    Any BRAVE Church member (regular attender) with children entering grades Kindergarten through 4th grade in the Fall of 2023 may apply.

  • Where will BRAVE Academy be located?

    BRAVE will launch two Academies: one on the Englewood campus and one on the Westminster campus. In the future, BRAVE is prayerfully considering launching BRAVE Academy at every future BRAVE Church location

  • What grade levels will BRAVE Academy have?

    Brave Academy aims to launch in FALL 2023 with Kindergarten through 4th grade. In the future, BRAVE Academy will add grade levels from Pre-K to 12th grade. BRAVE Academy is also considering adding a Homeschool Collaborative Program.

  • What will Tuition cost?

    Tuition is still to be determined.

  • Will there be Financial Aid?

    We are very interested in providing financial assistance and management. There are a number of resources available which we are currently exploring. We will provide more information as it becomes available. All enrolled families are welcome to apply.

  • When can I apply/enroll?

    Our goal is to open enrollment for Fall 2023 in February 2023. We will have further guidance at that time.

  • Will there be uniforms?

    Yes, BRAVE Academy students will wear uniforms.

  • What is classical Christian education?

    Classical Christian education (CCE) is a time-tested educational system which establishes a biblical worldview (called Paideia). It incorporates methods based on natural phases of child development, cultivates the seven Christian virtues, trains students in reasoning through the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric), and engages children in “the great conversation” through the historical Great Books. CCE inspires Depth and Wisdom.

  • Why Classical Christian Education?

    Ephesians 6 commands fathers to raise their children in “the Παιδεια (paideia) of the Lord.” Before the mid-eighteenth century, Christian paideia was the purpose of nearly all Western education. All subjects are taught with the goal of building a foundation of knowledge emphasizing content-rich literature, a deep understanding of history, the fundamental principles in math and science, and a deep appreciation for art and music.
    Classical education emphasizes excellence in everything, from academic work to behavior. Students who are trained in the habit of excellence and are constantly striving to do their best, from their penmanship to the way they dress, are prepared to be successful at whatever they do.

  • How does Classical Christian Education (CCE) prepare my child for college and for life?

    The chief end of education is for students to worship and glorify God. College preparation is not an end in itself, however most alumni go on to have a lifelong love for learning. CCE graduates have excellent faculties in language and reasoning. Thus, college is often a natural outworking of CCE.

  • How do CCE graduates compare to other graduates?

    Students around the nation in classical schools typically score in the top 10-15 percent on national tests such as the Stanford Achievement Test and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (both abbreviated SAT). Established classical schools often graduate a significant proportion of National Merit Scholars (determined by PSAT scores) and students with extremely competitive SAT scores (in the top 5%) 1

    • 56% of the Association of Classical Christian School (ACCS) alumni earned A's, or mostly A's in college. The next highest group, at 45%, was homeschoolers, followed by private preparatory schools at 36%
    • In a survey asking students if they were prepared for college & career, the responses of all ACCS alumni were 33% above the median; private preparatory schools, 7% above the median; public schools, 10% below the median
    • 89% of ACCS alumni earned a BA or higher in college, as compared to 78% for private preparatory school alumni, and 67% for public school alumni
    • "I felt well prepared for a job." 73% of ACCS alumni agreed, compared to 71% of private preparatory alumni and just 40% of public school alumni
    • "I have so much in life to be thankful for." 79% of ACCS alumni agreed, compared to 52% for private preparatory alumni and 54% of public school alumni
    • 84% of ACCS alumni believe the Bible is historically and scientifically reliable, versus 73% for conservative Christian schools and 50% for secular schools 2

    1. An introduction to Classical Education, A Guide for Parents, Perrin, C.A., MDiv, PhD, p 34, 2004
    2. The Classical Difference, Volume 6, Number 2 / Special Issue, pp. 7, 17 - 19, 2020. (Certain figures were interpolated from bar graphs)

  • How can I learn more about Classical Christian Education?

    Go to the Association for Classical Christian Schools website at https://classicalchristian.org/
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