It has been said that if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time. These words ring true, but what does this idea have to do with classical Christian education? Unfortunately, all too often in education, families and students have no idea what they’re really trying to accomplish. Is it “book smarts” that we’re after? Maybe increasing our future earning potential? Or maybe it’s something that we’d really rather not worry about, i.e. “Let’s just do what we’ve always done.”
At Pinnacle Classical Academy, we know what we are aiming for, and we know that education is first and foremost a moral undertaking. What does this mean? It means that every aspect of our curriculum is about training up our sons and daughters in the way that they should go. It is about seeking to bring every aspect of our lives into wholehearted pursuit of the God who created us and loves us.
Knowledge is about understanding the nature of God and His creation along with our own nature. But knowledge alone is not enough. Right thinking must translate into right doing before it can bear any lasting fruit. At PCA, we aim at nothing less than a heart completely devoted in love and service to Christ for His glory. We master intellectual information, but we are never satisfied with neglecting how we live our lives along the way.
This is no doubt a lofty goal and one that we are poorly equipped for apart from God’s own power. But let us rejoice that He Himself has taken on this goal- from the New Living Translation of Romans 12:2-
“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”