Liberty Classical Center was established to provide a classical and Biblical adjunct to parentally-guided education, primarily at the secondary grade level. We seek to honor parental authority as an extension of the family under the assumption that education is ultimately the responsibility of families rather than that of any other agency, public or private. We are a educational institution where parents can either enroll their children part-time to take one or more classes or full-time to complete their full course load. We provides students with Bionically-based classical curricula for the teaching of grammar, logic, and rhetoric in each of the basic academic disciplines which are but the variant parts of an integrated, Christian world-view.
Our purpose of each class and program is to ensure that parental authority over the education of their children is respected and reinforced at every level.
- Teachers and staff are to remember that they do not function above parental authority, but rather with delegated authority (loco parentis) for the parents. Parents have the ultimate responsibility, not the school or its teachers, for their children’s education. Liberty Classical Center is essentially a community tutorial service to families to enable them to do their job more effectively.
- All Liberty Classical Center parents must demonstrate their commitment to the family focus of the school. Thus, they are to work with their students/children in the completion of assignments. The academic workload at Liberty Classical Center is rigorous. As Douglas Wilson states:
“If, for whatever reason, we permit slothfulness in education, we are destroying education. It is essential, therefore, that the majority of the learning process takes place at home under the God-ordained supervision of the parents. Our classes are structured so that the majority of the assignments, disciplines, and required tasks are completed within the home. Diligentia maximum etiam mediocris ingeni subsidium.” 1
The Statement of Faith adopted by Liberty Classical Center is deliberately limited to the broad arena of Biblical Christian doctrine, which is considered to be central to all orthodox Christian churches and which sets Christianity apart from all other faiths. Therefore, we subscribe to the great historic creeds and confessions including the Nicene, the Apostles, and the Athanasian. To carefully establish the parameters of doctrinal teaching at Liberty Classical Center and to maintain our non-denominational status, we will adhere to the standards of historic orthodoxy in all essentials, but to Biblical diversity in all peripherals.
- Classroom discussion of secondary doctrine should be on an informative, non-partisan level. Teachers must be careful not to speak to the students in a manner that would cause offense to the parents.
- Presentation of all sides of an issue is encouraged.
- Teachers should encourage the students to follow up on any questions they have with their parents and pastor.
In each class and program at every level, as well as through any extracurricular activities and the mentoring examples set by faculty and staff, Liberty Classical Center strives to:
- Teach all subjects in the curricula as parts of an integrated whole with Scripture at the center.2
- Provide a clear model of Biblical Christian discipleship through the school staff.3
- Encourage every student to develop a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ.4
- Emphasize grammar, logic and rhetoric in all subjects.
- Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and to achieve maximum academic potential.
- Provide an orderly and secure atmosphere conducive to maintaining these standards.
The LCC Honor Code is designed not only to maintain the clear Christian testimony of each of our families and our school, but to also maintain the distinctive characteristics of Christian classical education. Therefore, this Code applies to all individuals who represent LCC in any capacity.
- All teachers, staff members and representatives of LCC are expected to conform to the standards of basic Biblical virtue and character as delineated in the Code.
- All students are likewise to maintain a Christian witness in all their actions and attitudes by a strict adherence to the Code. In particular, they are expected to:
- demonstrate mannerly respect to both their elders and their peers.
- maintain an absolute standard of honesty and integrity.
- affirm principles of modesty in word and deed.
- adhere to diligent work habits in the fulfillment of their regular responsibilities.