The School of Logic serves as the transition from childhood to young adulthood. At the heart of that transition is living a Christ-honoring life while developing the ability to think critically about the world around us. In 1 Peter 3:15, we are told, “… but in your hearts, honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” That, in essence, is the goal of the School of Logic.
First, we want students to develop a love for Christ that leads them to live a life that demonstrates that love to those around them. When our students do that, people around them will begin to take notice, because they will think, talk, act, and believe differently than the culture around them. Eventually, people will ask why they are living this way, and when asked, we want students to be prepared to “make a defense” for the hope that is in them. We want to teach them how to form a reasonable argument for why they live in a way that is counter-cultural but when doing so, it is important that they do it with gentleness and respect. Nothing dissuades someone from an argument faster than being treated disrespectfully.
So, how do we do this at Regents?
- In 7th grade, all students take Bible to continue to learn the story of Christ and how He says to live and why.
- In 8th grade, they take Logic to begin to learn how to form an argument that is reasonable and valid or to spot one that is flawed.
- All subjects are designed to point kids toward Christ and virtue through the content of the class and the discipleship of the teacher.
- Our House system is designed to provide students identity and a community while working to honor and instill Christ-like virtues through conversation and competition.
I look forward to working with the talented, seasoned faculty and wonderful community of parents as we partner together to disciple students through a challenging time of their lives by making the School of Logica safe, loving place for kids as they continue to discover who God made them to be.
Head of School of Logic