CPLS is a classical Christian college preparatory school, and as such, our curriculum reflects the high standards that we set before our students. The Bible, the Classics and primary documents form the basis of all that we do and determine the rigor of our courses. Each and every student will be challenged and inspired by our curriculum while being given the “tools” with which to further their learning and a passion for knowledge all brought together in their convergence with Christ.
CPLS is Christian in that we recognize the Lordship of Jesus Christ and teach the historical and cultural implications of God the creator, Jesus Christ the Redeemer and the providence of God in all affairs. Aided by strong Christian teachers, Christian theology becomes the point of integration for all knowledge with the Word of God as the illuminator, definer and final arbitrator of truth. Our students learn to recognize and appreciate the awesome power of God and to look for his fingerprints throughout the flow of western civilization.
“As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.” – Ephesians 4:14,15
CPLS is classical in its educational methodology, as distinguished by our embracing of the Trivium, a three-pronged approach to the grammar, and logic and rhetoric of each subject. Beginning with the grammar stage, students study and master the significant precepts, writers and thinkers of each discipline. Logic follows with the sound reasoning and the ordered relationship within and between subjects. Rhetoric then teaches and requires the clear and persuasive articulation of facts, ideas and relationships learned through written and oral presentations. A Biblical application of the Socratic Method complements the trivium to create a dynamic classroom environment for learning and students who have a desire and a passion to learn.