“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9
"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." Eph. 6:4
As support and an extension of the family unit, Uvalde Classical Academy considers the family to be of first importance to a child. God, through His Word, the Bible, indicates the family is the most important human institution He designed. We strive to support the family and respect parental authority and responsibility in all we do. We believe in the concept of “in loco parentis” – in the place of the parent. At the core of our philosophy of education is the conviction that parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children. We see ourselves as “subcontractors” of the parents. The parents are the contractors – the ones who are responsible before the Lord for getting the job done. Our authority and task are delegated to us from the parent. Therefore, we strongly encourage parental involvement in our school. We work hard to communicate with our parents to keep them abreast of their child’s progress – academically, spiritually and behaviorally.
Parents are asked to read An Introduction to Classical Education (a guide for parents) by Christopher Perrin.
Additionally, a parent should read one or more of the following:
- The Case for Classical Christian Education, Douglas Wilson
- Wisdom and Eloquence, Littlejohn and Evans
- Repairing the Ruins, edited by Douglas Wilson