Solus Christus

A Charlotte Mason Microschool & Community Cooperative


Our Ethos Question #1: What is the purpose of education?
We believe the purpose of education is to urge the body, mind and soul of a child toward excellence so that he or she can fulfill God's will for their life.
Our Ethos Question #2: What is the nature of the child?
We believe a child is created body, mind and spirit; fallen, yet beloved, expressing inherent dignity and agency in the "Imago Dei" (Image of God)
Our Ethos Question #3: What is the nature of the teacher?
We believe that as teachers we are imperfect creatures who are an authority nonetheless, called to challenge children's minds, mature their emotions, cultivate their talents, and nurture their spirits.

Makes us Different?

No sooner doth the truth . . . come into the soul’s sight, but the soul knows her to be her first and old acquaintance.” “The consequence of truth is great; therefore, the judgment of it must not be negligent.” ~ Whichcote

What differentiates us from other places of academic study? First and foremost, we strongly believe Charlotte Mason’s principle which states “education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.” 

When we say that education is an atmosphere, we mean a place adapted and prepared for the presentation of living ideas designed to profoundly impact the nature of the student in positive ways. Students learn better when they are immersed within aesthetically-pleasing natural environments that mirror comfortably-familiar home atmospheres, and those which allow for the presence of the Holy Spirit to dwell uninhibited, so that they may learn freely amongst their peers in proper conditions.

To say education is a discipline, we mean the discipline of habits, formed definitely and thoughtfully, as in habits of body and mind. Physiologists remind us that habits are formed through the adaptation of brain structures responding to habitual lines of thought.

And in saying that education is a life, we are speaking to the need of physical, moral, and intellectual sustenance which the mind must have in order to be nourished. The mind feeds on great ideas, and so it is our honor as hosts, mentors, and teachers to prepare a generous feast of living ideas, books, and curriculum for the student to feed upon, as to remain sustained far beyond the classroom environment.

Our Vision & Mission

We believe that children are persons made in the image of God, and we desire to enrich this God-given identity in every student. In pursuit of this grand vision, we filter all of our efforts in education through our five core values and three ethos questions above. We strive to make every choice in alignment with Christ, His Spirit, and these principles.

When Jesus taught his disciples the model prayer life in Matthew 6, we believe He was placing upon their very souls a charge to manifest heaven in earth—the power to affect the world by reflecting His eternal glory. He said, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. (vs. 9, 10).

We believe in developing a genuine and meaningful life filled with worshipful prayer and personal discipleship centered around and within our Creator who moved heaven and earth to show us what true love is. And in the spirit of His prayer instruction, we cheerfully take up our charge daily to weave it throughout all of our intellectual and spiritual studies—to bless children in their pursuit of becoming more Christlike while manifesting Heaven on Earth as a community of Jesus lovers.

He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. ~ Psalm 1:3

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