Evangelical Christian Academy was originally founded to provide a Christ-centered, biblically-based education. In the past decade ECA has taken definitive strides to incorporate the “classical” methodology. ECA is confident that the seamless linkage between Christian and Classical theories will produce young adults who are fully equipped to properly handle the truth of God’s Word.
The classical method consists of three stages known collectively as the Trivium. The first stage, grammar, provides the foundation of knowledge upon which the other two stages build. This knowledge consists of the basic facts of any particular subject. The second stage, dialectic, provides training in logic as a means to identify the relationships between the facts. The third stage, rhetoric, teaches students how to clearly express their thoughts and ideas.
A consistent and thoughtful implementation of the Trivium over the course of schooling enables students to develop the skills and habits necessary for them to know the truth, reason in truth, persuade in truth, and ultimately … walk in truth.
In 2009, ECA became a member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. We continue to advance the classical cause each year with the hope of achieving “complete classical integration.”
Those who would like to learn more about our philosophy of education can do so by reading Dorothy Sayers’ essay The Lost Tools of Learning and Douglas Wilson’s book Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning.