Articles for the Month of November 2016

Aesthetics Class Visits Greek Orthodox Church

st-nektarios-field-trip-2016Because the 9th-grade Aesthetics class studies Byzantine art and architecture, their teacher, Lori Lawing, arranged a visit to St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte. In keeping with one of the the goals of classical education, this field trip integrated a number of different areas of learning:

  • The students experienced firsthand how architecture can reflect a culture.
  • The students saw inscriptions written in Greek, a language they have begun to learn at Greyfriars.
  • The Father who gave the tour explained various traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church. This led to a number of conversations between students and their teacher and chaperones (not to mention parents, presumably), touching upon both history and theology.

 

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2016 Service Day

Over 50 students, parents and teachers at Greyfriars Classical Academy participated in our 2016 Service Day, part of our fall fundraising campaign*.

This year’s Service Day was an opportunity to serve the Charlotte community through projects all over the city, such as:

• Preparing and serving lunch at the Charlotte Rescue Mission (http://charlotterescuemission.org). [Note: pictures were not permitted at this location.]
• Cleaning, outside trimming/weeding, and sanitizing toys at the HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center in Monroe (http://www.monroehelpcpc.net).
• Spray painting light poles, and cutting/clearing bushes and trees at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte (http://rts.edu/charlotte/).

Greyfriars Classical Academy (GCA) is a classical Christian school (located in Matthews, NC), which intentionally keeps its tuition at a level that is affordable for most families. Current tuition covers only 84% of the cost of educating a student while the remainder comes from our fundraising efforts.

*To date, we have received more than half of our $50,000 goal.  If you believe in affordable, excellent Christian education for the Charlotte area, please go to: http://greyfriarsclassical.org/about-gca/support-gca/

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[Additional pictures are available on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/greyfriarsca/.]

 

Open House: Friday, November 11

Join us Friday, November 11, 2016, for an Open House for families of prospective students, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

At the Open House you will have an opportunity to:

• hear about our university model (3 days a week)
• meet faculty and students
• tour the campus
• hear about our courses
• have your questions answered
• review the application process
• talk to a currently-enrolled Greyfriars family