Here are the ideas that inspire us at RMCA:
A child is not a vessel to be filled, but rather a complete person who is wonderfully made with an innate desire to learn and infinite potential. By viewing a child in this way, we work to remove any obstruction to that natural desire, and provide inspiration through engagement through meaningful studies and relationships.
“Train up a child in the way he should go and it will not depart from him.” - Proverbs 22:6
The most effective learning atmosphere and environment is marked by peace and order. Structure and habits must be in place for the next layer of learning to begin. While still allowing children to live in the fullness of their youth, teachers walk alongside children to help them form a wide range of academic and moral habits that will serve them for a lifetime.
The love of learning is an innate part of each child. We believe that every person enters the world with a bright-eyed curiosity and a deep desire to know. We believe it is a school’s job to fuel this with great ideas presented in enduring works of living ideas as well as the nurturing relationships with parents and teachers.
Your child’s education is pursued with fullness of life in mind. This means RMCA not only prepares your child for college and a rich vocational life, but also forms them to become excellent friends, spouses, givers, and members in their community.
It’s at the heart of everything we do. We believe all truth comes through relationship. RMCA students develop a grounded understanding of their place because, to us, education is cultivating rewarding relationships with God, Self, Others and Creation.
Knowledge is not just information, facts and figures to memorize for a test. Knowledge leads to ideas that inform us of the greater world that God has created. Ideas serve the mind like food serves the body. It’s important to know information, like when the Declaration of Independence was signed. But curiosity is driven by the ideas surrounding this information, such as the meaning of liberty, justice and freedom.
Education is intended to be a collaborative effort between teacher and parent. This is essential to providing the fertile soil for life-long growth. Families and the formation of habit and virtue that parents encourage in their children are a vital part of our community and vision.
Teachers are lifetime learners themselves and have a desire to encourage the next generation in academic growth, virtue, and relationships. Trained in a methodology that channels their leadership to continually fuel a child’s growth, they are role models in the habits they have developed and their continued love of learning. Avoiding elements that may stifle a child’s curiosity, they simultaneously cultivate your children’s education with excellent habits, rich books, and powerful ideas.