Dear Parents, Students, and Visitors;
What does it truly mean to be educated?
What is the role of zealous learning, leisure, and love for self/God/others in the classroom?
What is the best way to study any subject, any topic?
How much can tests, grades, and other assessments measure about learning?
What does it mean to treat a child as an image of God, a brother or sister in Christ?
Asking these questions and following the answers that we have discovered is at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Christian educational experience. Founded in 1998, RMCA serves our families and community by offering Christ-centered, classical education to students from preschool to eighth grade. Affiliated with Ambleside Schools International, RMCA embraces an educational philosophy that honors the uniqueness of each child and young adult by providing instruction, curriculum, and relationships that foster an enduring understanding of why, how, and what to learn. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to living out the following premise, often beautifully recited in our community:
I am a child of God,
I ought to do His will,
I can do what He tells me,
And by His grace, I will.
RMCA is also a community that values the centrality of the Word, particularly as found in ‘living’ books and in ideas that integrate and make sense of reality. Our students learn at an early age to practice putting into their own words the truth, goodness, and beauty that they encounter in class and at home. In addition, our students learn to recognize and seek to emulate the virtues that they find in history, nature study, language, mathematics, art study, music, and many other subjects.
Along with our sister Ambleside schools around the world, we believe that the most effective, authentic education is ‘an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.‘ We intentionally provide spaces, class schedule, and consistent quality time to reflect and dig deep into studies. And how do we assess a student’s progress? Such focus is on his or her engagement, growth, and love. We believe that it is in relationships–with studies, nature, people, and God--that we find the beginning and end of any enduring learning and application. As such, we emphasize in our relationships and examples of scholarship what it means to gratefully receive understanding and wisdom as a gift.
If these things and ideas resonate with what you are wanting for your child and family, please continue your exploration of RMCA’s website. You call the school office at (303) 652-9162 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to set up a consultation and classroom/campus tour.
Brandon L. Byrd