LPA's distinct pillars and unique culture
LPA differs from other schools because of its distinct pillars and its culture.
Every education form has its distinctions, and knowing the differences serves the student and parents well. Unmet expectations are the major cause of frustration, no matter which school is involved.
LPA's program is based upon three intertwined components:
A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Eccl. 4.12
1. Christ-centered focus
- Jesus Christ is at the center of all our goals and activities. It is for His glory that we exist.
- In academics, a biblically-integrated approach seeks to reveal Scriptural Truth along with knowledge.
- Campus life, activities and athletics all share the same mission: helping parents to disciple their chldren.
- The Gospel and His call to "Follow Me" are not platitudes. They must be at the core of Christian education.
2. Integral parent involvement (University Model)
- Many educational options desire parent involvement, but to achieve its goals, the UMS demands it.
- Active parent participation is an intentionally vital part of the academic and character programs.
- In the at-home satellite campus, parents teach, tutor, and coach their students to deeper learning.
- Mom and dad also actively counsel, encourage, instruct in quality and time management, and serve as discussion and debate partners.
3. Classical approach to education
- LPA believes the Classical Christian approach is the best method to provide solid knowledge, leading to understanding and wisdom.
- encourage deep learning.
- To be well-trained, independent thinkers, and life-long learners, students need serious skills, not shortcuts.
- Students are taught differently at the three progessive levels of development: grammar, logic, and rhetoric