"Isolating the student from large sections of human knowledge is not the basis of a Christian education. Rather it is giving him or her the framework for total truth, rooted in the Creator’s existence and in the Bible’s teaching, so that in each step of the formal learning process the student will understand what is true and what is false and why it is true or false."
Recognition of an orderly nature of God's creation undergirds the philosophy of mathematics at GCCA. Solid practical instruction is included so students grasp principles, aptly apply them and progressively master mathematics at each level.
Grammar level mathematics study addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Facts are learned inside and out. Learning facts, geometrical shapes and groupings easily leads students into more complicated mathematical processes.
Logic level students develop in symbolic mathematics. Algebra requires the student to work with the unknown; to analyze each problem, discover its central point and apply knowledge already acquired to its solution.
'Hardly any lawful price would seem to me too high for what I have gained by being made to learn Latin’ C.S. Lewis, Image and Imagination
Students at GCCA pursue Latin studies from the 3rd through the 6th-grade year currently. As we add a grade each year, we will be extending Latin instruction through the 10th grade. Instruction is largely in Latin with careful study which grants students all the means at their disposal to rapidly reach the goal of fluent and appreciative reading of the Latin classics.
Lesson design is such that English is used only very sparingly even in the grammar school classes in order to fulfill another goal of the Latin program, namely that of teaching the students how to learn a foreign language on their own. This approach gives students the wherewithal to pursue individual studies of the other classical languages Hebrew and Greek or any number of the modern languages from Mandarin to Spanish and French. After all, ’someone who knows Latin can learn all the Romance languages more easily than a Latinless student can learn any of them.’