THE LUTHERAN ACADEMY ELIGIBILITY:
Open for students in grades 1-6. All students are accepted after an initial assessment with a trial period of 2 months. (Kindergarten is available across the street! Please see www.leccs.org for more information!)
A Classical Education Curriculum is carefully chosen for our students grades 1-6. We choose from the best Classical Christian and current secular curricula available. We will utilize individualized curriculums – many self-guided or taught in small groups.
Why an arts emphasis? Many school systems cut out or reduce music and art education as a cost saving measure, yet music and art education are proven factors in genuine quality education. The Academy provides group and individualized arts instruction:
• Regular participation in various arts activities and productions.
• Arts regularly made a part of the teaching of other subjects where possible.
• Private Music Instruction is included in the tuition for those who desire it!
The Academy is Christ centered in everything that happens. Worship opportunities and Religion classes are included in the curriculum. Religion classes are taught cooperatively by area Lutheran pastors.
Parental and Volunteer involvement are utilized for added effectiveness.
• First Child: $1750/yr
• Second Child: $1300/yr
Each year there is a $100 application fee which will be applied to the final month's tuition. As well we make our commitment that any returning student's tuition will not rise for three years. Scholarships applications are available!
Whom will the school serve?
The Lutheran Academy serves the families of the Christian community at large, as well as any non-Christian family who chooses to enroll their children (understanding that the school is a Lutheran Christian school.)*
Who operates the school?
The school is owned by Peace Lutheran Church, Scranton, in association with Immanuel Lutheran Church, Scranton and is in partnership with the Immanuel Lutheran Preschool and Day Care. The school is run by a Board of Directors who are made up of appointed representatives from supporting Lutheran congregations of NEPA.
What is the school program?
In 2011 we will begin our fifth academic year. Our commitment is to further establish a school thatmeets the educational and spiritual needs of our community. The Lutheran Academy is unique by beinga Lutheran Christian school, using a high quality Classical Educational curriculum, as well as having a focus on Performing and Visual Arts.
Where is the school located?
The school is located on the grounds of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese St., Scranton, PA.
* The Lutheran Academy,Scranton, serves children of any race, color, national and ethnic origin; equally providing all rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded the students in our entire school program.
WHAT IS A “CLASSICAL” EDUCATION?
Wisdom, eloquence, and virtue— these are the goals, i.e., the fruit, that a classical education cultivates within its students. The ancients knew that education should be about more than “basic skills” and mere competency. A good education transformed, elevated, and refined the mind and the soul. For thousands of years, the classical arts of learning were the standard for education. These arts were timeless and proven because they focused on the timeless and proven. The Good, the True, and the Beautiful were the objects of this sort of education. Eloquent confessors and wise leaders were its results. Our communities badly need just these sorts of men and women. In an endless pursuit of the latest educational dogma, most of our schools no longer have the capacity to judge what is Good, True, and Beautiful - much less teach it. In forsaking the soul for the mind, they have forgotten how to educate both. (taken from www.ccle.org) It goes without saying that the Lutheran Academy will be teaching that the ultimate Good, True, and More specifically, Classical Education is centered on the three verbal arts of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric (the Trivium). The Classical Educational model is based on the assumption that a community that fails to master the arts of the trivium cannot be truly free. For example, he who is not the master of the art of logic is a victim of manipulators, both external (in society) and internal (in the soul), while he who is not a master of the art of rhetoric will be unable to express his thoughts appropriately. The Lutheran Academy is, in a small but important way, a beautiful affirmation that Christians can live "in the world, but not be of it." Beautiful is none other than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Classical Christian Schools are currently sweeping across America and setting up a return to excellence in teaching, curriculum, and expectations - with the goal of facilitating the love of God and the Christian world view in our children. Can you settle for anything less for your child?