Do we have to be Christian to have a child attend this Classical Christian Micro-School?
While parents/guardians should be aware and comfortable with the fact that our philosophy of education is founded upon and informed by a biblical worldview and that the beliefs enumerated in our statement of faith are taught in various and frequent ways across school programs, there is no requirement for a profession of faith by applicants or their families.

Are you a private Micro-school?

Yes. Private, non-government funded; allowing for greater curriculum flexibility.

Who are the teachers at the Micro-school?

Coram Deo Micro-schools count on the support of a team of teachers and volunteers . Some are:

– Qualified and experienced teachers;

– Not fully credited teachers looking for more experience teaching;

– Well-known members of our Christian community (with a superior degree);

– A parent who is able to support teachers and volunteers.

Volunteers at the Micro-schools are only invited to work with us by personal references and are required to have a Working With Children Check. They are also required to do an online course on Classical Christian education and have weekly discussions about different themes designed to give a deeper understanding of, or a refresher in the principles, thinkers and subjects of classical learning and pedagogy.

Why Latin?
The study of Latin is an important facet of the classical curriculum. It trains the mind for orderly thinking and expression; lays a firm foundation in the grammar and vocabulary of English, and nearly 80% of all English words are derived from Latin. Having a working knowledge of Latin facilitates students’ acclimation to the learning of other modern foreign languages. The study of classical languages encourages an understanding of and appreciation for Western culture and civilisation.

Do students need to use a uniform? 
No. However we encourage the wearing of practical and inexpensive clothing to help students develop responsibility for choosing and looking after their own belongings. We emphasise neatness and presentability.

Is your Micro-School accredited?
Yes, Coram Deo is accredited by the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). The lengthy and rigorous process of pursuing ACCS accreditation was completed in June 2020.

How is the use of technology at the Micro-School going to be?
At the Grammar stage, students do not require a device.  Teachers however may use technology in teaching the students. In the latter stages of Logic and Rhetoric, particularly for online courses, a device will be required. 

Is the Micro-School associated with any particular church or denomination?
Coram Deo is not affiliated with any church or denomination but enjoys the support of a healthy diversity of Protestant churches.

What is your music /art/ sport program like?
As a new Micro-School we are in the process of developing in all these areas. In this early stage we can say that all students will participate in Music, Art and Sport.

Are you a private Micro-School?
Yes. Private, non-government funded; allowing for greater curriculum flexibility.

What grades do you offer and how many students at the Micro-School?
Pre-kindy & K-12. Small classes for better instruction and to encourage each student to express opinion.

What are school hours/days?
Kindy (Monday and Tuesday 8.30am – 11.30am), Y1-12 (Monday to Thursdays 8.30am-3pm) & Pre-kindy (Fridays 9.30am to 11.30am)

Does Coram Deo Micro-School follow a specific educational philosophy?
Qualified teachers use Classical Christian education. CCE uses time-tested Trivium teaching methodology, which naturally appeals to students as they develop through the three stages of learning namely: Grammar, Logic (Dialectic) and Rhetoric. CCE encourages a lifelong work ethic at an early age. Students see an integrated picture of Western Culture from a Christian worldview. Such a worldview has a strong moral code and traditionally a high benchmark of excellence and appreciation of beauty. Maths and Science, reflecting God’s character, are also strongly integrated into this big picture, distinguishing Classical education from a liberal arts education.

What curriculum do you follow?
Classical education involves understanding the present by learning about the past. The integrated learning model includes Art, Bible, Geography, Grammar & English, History, Languages (Latin or Spanish), Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Reading, Rhetoric, Science and Singapore Math. Subject integration with rich content, Socratic teaching, debate, and written and oral defence provide mental stimulation to cultivate powerful minds who know why they believe and are equipped to give an account of it (1 Peter 3:15). The final result is students who understand and pursue virtuous character, who are able to think and articulate their Christian Worldview by accurate and informative argument. They understand the philosophical challenges of the culture in which they live and appreciate their Western cultural heritage for its Christian and Classical roots.

What about academic performance?

Students at Classical Christian schools score above all other types of schools— public, religious, and even independent. Further information on this topic: https://classicalchristian.org/measure-it/

The Good Soil Report is a 2018-2019 comparative study of 24-to 42-year-old alumni from public, secular private, Catholic, evangelical Christian, religious homeschool, and Classical Christian Micro-schools on the topics of life choices, preparation, attitudes, values, opinions, and practices. Read the report: https://www.classicaldifference.com/good-soil/

Are you a faith-based program?
Yes. Click here for our Statement of Faith.

What is the Micro-school approach in regards to immunisations?

Even though we will not impose restrictions, the parents must inform the Micro-school about the status of their child’s immunisations when filling out the Student Registration form. We will follow the guidelines given by the government in regards to usage of masks and usage of our premises.

What happens in case we go through a lockdown in WA?

We will assess this when the time comes and guidelines are implemented. We are not well-equipped to deliver 100% of education over the internet, but our teachers and students in the past have successfully finished the term through email, a few Zoom check-ins, some pre-recorded videos, and an overall approach that admittedly looked a lot like an assisted homeschool education.

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