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Paying For Private School

Many parents want to send their children to private school but lack the means to accomplish it.  The stereotype attached to these schools is in many situations rightly deserved, but we are here to help give you some information to reduce the costs or possibly even cover them completely.  Depending on the school, the benefits of graduating from a private school can be enormous ranging from preferred treatment for admissions into a college of choice to long lasting professional connections.  These connections can prove invaluable in the future when it comes to finding a job or getting a deal done.

Scholarships and Grants

Most schools will offer at least some merit based scholarships dependent on financial situation.  Often many scholarships and/or grants are available exclusively to lower income homes that have no means to pay for private school tuition.  This tuition can be upwards of six figures for a 4 year high school or middle school which is well out of the range of the average United States household.  Secular private schools will have the added advantage of being eligible for government grants.  These government grants can be tricky to find and apply for but they provide great value for low income homes and open up possibilities they never thought possible.  Along with public scholarship and grant options there are a lot of private organizations and charities that offer scholarships to specific demographics of individuals.  This option is available in conjunction with paying out of pocket or with financing.

Financing

 

There are a couple of options covering the financing of tuition that we will talk about here.  The first is if you own a home you may be able to acquire a home equity line of credit to help pay for private school tuition.  This is a much more economical route than doing something like paying for the costs with credit cards as the interest rates will be much higher on a credit card than it will be with a home equity line of credit.  The downside to using this type of line of credit is that the debt is secured by the home and if you fail to repay the debt then your home can be foreclosed on.  If you have bad credit we can recommend a company that specializes in credit repair that can help you improve your score and put you in a better position to negotiate better financing terms.  With a decent credit report a lot of schools will offer payment plans so you can pay year round even if the school is only in session 9 months out of the year.

Bible Based Education

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Our Christ centered teaching focus on the way he lived his life and give us a path in which we should live ours.  Our education focuses much more on the social aspects of the teachings of Jesus, how we should treat and interact with one another, and how to honor him and ourselves in our day to day lives rather than the pseudo scientific branches of Christian education like young earth creationist or intelligent design hinged on biblical literalness.

Math & Sciences

Our curriculum follows that of traditional schooling.  We feel this is the best way to prepare the kids that come to us for higher education if they choose to go that route and help them become more well rounded individuals.  A fundamental understanding of how the world works and why things work the way they do is critical to building upon the knowledge of years past.  Tearing that down in favor of pseudo intellectualism instills a dogmatic approach to life which is so rigid and tied to those teachings that you are unable to see the world through the eyes of another, to have empathy for one another; an extremely important teaching in our Bible study.

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Language, Literature, & History

At first it may seem strange to have language and literature courses in addition to our bible study.  While we do appreciate how wonderful and amazing the bible is and what a gift to humanity it is, we do understand that there are many great writers throughout history that deserve our attention.  Part of being grounded and well rounded is to understand history.  How we got to where we are is just as important as the journey ahead.  It is part of what defines who we are as a people that cannot be ignored.  Our history teachings will range from world history to United States history based on year.

Bible

Bible Study

For many parents this part of our curriculum is the most important.  Understanding the teachings of Christ through the bible gives us a view into his life, how he lived it, and how we should model our own lives.  Since this is our core emphasis we focus a lot more on The New Testament rather than the Old Testament.  The social aspects of the books of The New Testament are our primary teaching points.  We focus on loving one another and having empathy for others.  The bible is not an instruction manual, so much of the work in our bible study classes will revolve around interpreting the stories in the books.  We can try to learn more about ourselves by dissecting what a story means to us.  What did it mean when it was written?  How does that apply today?  Does it?  These are all questions we must ask over and over when interpreting the bible.  This approach to bible study, we believe, leaves our students with the tools necessary to build their own ideology rather than forcing one on them.