In The City of God, Augustine defines virtue as "properly ordering one's loves". Our teachers desire to not only share wisdom and instruction, but also help direct students to love what is True, good, and beautiful for the impact of God's kingdom and future generations.
Ordo Amoris Classical Academy exists to assist Christian parents in equipping their children to love learning, pursue virtue in all of life, and glorify God in their calling through a distinctively classical Christian education.
We envision that a student of the academic program at Ordo Amoris Classical Academy will embody the following traits:
This includes heart obedience rather than mere rule-following, good manners, honorable relationships, self-control, and Christian leadership. If nothing else, students should live in accordance with Coram Deo- living as though they were in the presence of God at all times.
We expect students to realize a unified Christian worldview with Scripture as the measure of all Truth. We expect them to exhibit the wisdom to recognized complex issues and to follow the consequences of ideas.
We expect our students to "love their neighbor" by serving others in their community.
Because language enables us to know things that are not directly experienced, nothing is more importance within Christian education. Without a strong command of language, even Scripture is rendered mute. As people of "the Word," Christians should be masters of language. Students master vocabulary, grammar usage, and translation through our study of Latin, Greek, and English.
Educated people are not specialists who know little outside of their field of speciatly, but rather have competence in a variety of areas including fine arts, history, math, logic, science, and arithmetic. Throughout our programs, skills essential for an educated person are introduced and developed.
We expect our students to be well-read and able to discuss and relate to central
works of literature, science, art, architecture, and music.
We desire that our students acquire a love of beauty. As they are exposed to great aesthetic masterpieces in art, music, and literature, students will grow in their appreciation of the beauty of God's creation.