Annapolis is proud to welcome the newest member of the team, Mrs. Joanne Bielecki, who has been hired to oversee Annapolis’ 7th – 12th Grade guidance programs. JoAnne was born and raised in New Britain, CT and attended the University of Connecticut. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2004. Since then, JoAnne has worked as a caseworker for ten years and as a school psychologist for an additional two.
Though the philosophy and practice of Christian Classical education stretches back thousands of years in Western Civilization, it’s recovery in America began as an obscure, grassroots movement of private schools in the 1980’s. Since then, it has become one of the most powerful international educational reform movements in decades. In our culture of secular-progressive, mass public education, Christian Classical education is not “mainstream” and the educational establishment often feels deeply threatened by it. Here, then, is my response to seven of the most common objections to Christian Classical education put forward by mainstream educational pundits.
On July 4, in the year 1776, on a bright and sunny but cool Philadelphia day, the newly formed Continental Congress of the North American British Colonies, unanimously adopted a document, originally drafted by Thomas Jefferson and revised by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, famously known as the Declaration of Independence. The second paragraph of this document contains perhaps the most famous sentence in American history:
A new year brings many important decisions, but few more important than where your child will go to school. January and February are particularly important months as parents and students evaluate the competitive advantages of schools in the area and make decisions that will impact their family for years to come. With this in mind, I would like to offer you the top 10 reasons why you and your family should RSVP to attend an Annapolis Christian Academy Open House event. Continue reading
In considering whether private school is worth the financial investment, there are a host of things to consider from academics to athletics to environment to customer service. While these are important considerations, for many families, religious commitments are the primary motivation. For these families (present author included), the question isn’t “Can I afford to send my kids to a private Christian school” but rather “Can I afford NOT to send my kids to a private Christian school.” Continue reading