Cheezy Medieval jokes can only mean one thing! It’s castle week at Austin Classical School! Our 1st – 5th graders (and their dedicated parents) pulled out all the stops this week as they brought in their castles to show to
From time to time, we like to have just a little more fun than normal. Today was one of those days. In addition to our monthly “Wacky Wednesday”, during which we have dads come on campus to serve pizza, our teachers wanted
Attending Outward In the last post on attention and formation, we looked at our upward gaze. Both the farmer and the classical educator, by attending upward, recognize who is in ultimate control. Hint: It’s not us. At Austin Classical school
This past summer, the Atlantic published an article entitled The Dangers of Distracted Parenting. In it, the author describes a curious situation parents find themselves in today. They are more physically present in the lives of their children than in
Join us at Austin Classical school as we host author Matthew Mehan! He’ll be sharing his new book, “Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals” with us, along with a few thoughts about governing your heart with good friends and good
When people ask me how I became involved in the Classical Christian movement, my default response is that God called me to it after Graduate school. While that’s true, it’s not the whole story. After I completed my Master’s thesis
Why just spend a day appreciating teachers when we could spend a whole week? At the end of each and every school year, we set aside some special moments during which we get to love on our teachers during Teacher
There was so much to love about last night’s Spring Program! Our students, faculty, staff, and parents worked so hard to put together an amazing show! What a blessing it was to hear scripture, poetry, grammar jingles, alphabet songs, and
During our study of light, the Kindergarten class took things up a notch and decided to put on a Shadow Puppet Theater. This was an opportunity to see light at work, and be a little creative at the same time.
Well, it’s that time of year again – time to celebrate the 100th day of school! Our Kindergarten class goes all-out, since they are the ones that have been keeping track of the calendar all year. Our wonderful teachers get
Our study of history is broken up into 4 distinct parts, which we rotate through every 4 years: Ancient Times, Middle Ages, Early Modern Times, and the Modern Age. This year, we are working our way through Ancient Times, studying
Composition & Literature for our Second Graders this year has included the study of a wonderful text of rich and beautiful Jewish folktales: Solomon and the Ant Over the course of the semester, the students used this text as a
Take a deep breath, Mustangs: the end of the year is here and you made it! We even had actual snow in Austin this year. We pray that each of you is slowing down professionally, personally and as a
We are blessed with a wonderful community of families who love our school. When one of them came to us a few weeks ago and asked if we would consider taking some time in chapel to host a “Parents Choir”,
Who says memory work can’t be fun? For our Grammar students, we try to incorporate songs and jingles whenever possible to help keep our memory work exciting. This year, through our study of ancient history, we’ve been able to
Every year as the Christmas season comes around, we make a few changes to our Chapel time. We sing through various carols, which our students always enjoy. Later this month, several of our more musically-inclined parents will perform a
An important part of life at Austin Classical is the experience of the co-teaching parents. To help make their role successful, we provide several opportunities throughout the year for training. We always start each school year with a few packed
We hope you had a great summer, but we are so glad you’re back! School felt so empty without you! Best wishes for a great first day!
Congratulations to all of our Mustangs on another fantastic school year!
“Mustangs finish well!” That’s what we were reminded about in Chapel this morning, as we entered into the final month of our school year. Though the finish line is just ahead, we need to remember that we are still called
It’s spring around our campus, and that means that life is abounding in our classrooms. We’ve got plants, fish, caterpillars, and as of Monday: baby chicks! Our 3rd graders became proud parents of almost a dozen chicks this past week,
While we all love our blended schedule, which balances classroom time with homeschool days, we also love our break time! ACS Mustangs enjoy a 2 week Spring Break each year. It’s a great opportunity to re-charge, have some fun, and
It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle of Summer already! Although planning for next year is already underway, it’s hard to keep from reflecting on all of the amazing things that we accomplished this past year. As a