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Classical Education, Mozart and the Class of 2022

In this edition of QUID NOVI we highlight the class of 2022. While you might be meeting them for the first time, we are preparing to say our goodbyes at a soon-coming graduation! Many of the members of this class started right here in kindergarten; others ...

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Theology: The Queen of the Sciences

In the picture above, the seven liberal arts, pictured as maidens, are each shown holding an object that identifies them. By the fourth century of the Christian era, the liberal arts had been developed as branches of knowledge, and were understood as a wa ...

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The Advantage of a Classical, Christian Education

I have often been asked, “How would you summarize the advantages of classical education compared to modern education models?” First, we should make sure we understand what we mean by “advantages.” If by this we imply better college prospects, long-term ea ...

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Christian School: What Does That Mean?

Part 3 of a series by John Heaton, Headmaster In the twenty-five years from 1960 to the mid-80s, there was an explosion of Christian schools across the country. The first generation of these schools was often interested in segregation or in protecting ...

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Christian School: What Does That Mean?

Part 2 of a series by John Heaton, Headmaster In our last QUID NOVI I discussed the rise of Christian schools in the last half of the 20th century. (If you missed it you can read it here.) I pointed out that many of those schools were born out of segre ...

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Christian School: What Does That Mean?

Part 1 of a series by John Heaton, Headmaster The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Christian education is that I am a product of it. I never attended public schools and I did not attend a public university. That is not to say that I wa ...

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The High Calling of Craftsmanship

Little known to most people, even many students of the Bible, are the men and women who were engaged in the construction of the very first House for God in human history. It may have escaped our notice, but the later chapters of the biblical book of Exodu ...

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Personal Responsibility

This sign is pretty funny. It made the rounds on Facebook, and while I probably wouldn’t post it at New Covenant, I sympathize with its message. First, let’s admit it: kids forget stuff. In Grammar School parents pack their children’s backpacks and lunche ...