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Faith Resolves to Open Sursum Corda Classical School Next Fall
At our Voters’ Meeting on Sept. 24, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church further resolved to open a Christian, Classical, Hybrid school in Oregon, WI.
Since last summer, members of the congregation, along with others from the community, have been working to determine what a private school might look like that could serve the Oregon community and surrounding areas. The answer is taking a space at the church formerly used as a preschool and using it for a school-homeschool hybrid, at least until more room is needed.
The school will be called “Sursum Corda Classical” – a Latin phrase meaning, “Lift up your hearts” and will open officially next Fall. Initially, Sursum Corda will open with a grammar school cohort (K-3rd grade), adding logic school grades and cohorts (4rd-8th) in future years at a natural pace. Classical education, which has seen an explosion in interest around the country since the pandemic, aims to hand down both traditional morality and clear thinking through study of grammar, logic, rhetoric, and the best of ancient literature and wisdom.
The Hybrid model means that classes will be offered in school two days a week, with parents given the tools and resources to teach the rest of the days at home. In this way, parents are invited to be the primary influencer in their child(ren)’s life, with the professional guidance of the school’s teachers.
Much work still needs to be done, and help is still needed. The school is looking for business partners and patrons in the community who might like to help sponsor a Christian education for children.
Questions can be directed to the newly called Headmaster of the School, the Rev. Jeff Hendrix at Pastor@FaithLutheranOregon.com.
Pre-registration as well as general information can be found at SursumCordaClassical.com.