Ordo Amoris in Action: Creating an Heirloom School
When we think about why Ordo Amoris Classical exists, we can sum it up in Psalm 78:5-7:
...He commanded our fathers to teach their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God..." Psalm 78:5-7
One of our founding members likes to refer to OAC as an "Heirloom" homeschool hybrid. We hope, Lord willing, to create an educational model that is something special and beautiful. An education that you pass down to your children and your children's children for the specific purpose of helping them set their hope in God and rightly ordering their loves. We don't just sing old hymns because they came from the 10th century. We don't just read old books because they can be labeled as "classic." These distinctive activities help us to continue a tradition of love, learning, freedom, and character which honors those before us and trains those who come after us. We do this for our future generations.
Contact us to learn more. Our next Open House is March 11, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM at 7991 Worden Road, Beulah, Michigan.
Come observe OAC and learn more about how we are partnering with families to educate children in the nuture and admonition of the Lord.
Ordo Amoris in Action: First Things First
Our directive is contained in our name; Ordo Amoris. We are to teach our children to rightly order their loves. But how do we do this? To demonstrate the power of a purposeful, proven education, we are launching a multi-part series in our Storybook to relay some of our distinctive activities.
There are countless ways throughout each and every day that our instructors teach with an eye on shaping affections. We are excited to share a few of these. This first edition starts with the beginning of our day.
Our kids roll in (literally with their wheeled duffel bags and carry-on suitcases packed with books) and we start our time together with a most important facet of education according to The Liberal Arts Tradition: Worship and Wonder. We do this via morning devotions. This special session includes singing and corporately reciting "call-outs" designed to shape who our kids become. From Proverbs to Winston Churchill, from Augustine to Milton, from 12th century hymns to "The Sweet By and By," our kids are influenced by heart-shaping, character-forming truths. All of this happens before their first subject starts, because it is the precursor to learning. And it is how we begin to "Ordo Amoris."
Contact us if you would like to see past (or receive future) devotions. Also, you are welcome to participate on our "Traditional" days at 7:45 AM to join OAC in action!