Philosophy of Tuition
We believe that Christians have been given the noble task of loving God and their children by ensuring that they are given a Christian education. This may take many forms, and may look different from family to family, but the responsibility remains the same: to raise our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). We believe that a Classical Christian school offers a wonderful help for families in this noble task.
Our goal is to provide an excellent, Christ-centered education, saturated in truth, goodness, and beauty. The cost of this rare kind of education will necessarily be carried by those who believe in the value of Classical Christian education; not by others, as we are accustomed to assuming within the public-school system. We want to work against the cultural assumptions that education is free, that we are entitled to the services we want, and that it is someone else’s responsibility to provide for what we desire. The responsibility falls on us as parents, requiring both commitment and sacrifice on our part. We believe that a Classical Christian education is worthy of this cost.
The following principles guide our tuition rates:
Whatever we do ought to be done to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31) with all of our hearts, as for the Lord (Col. 3:23). From the character and competence of our teachers, to the quality of our curriculum and learning environment, we will pursue excellence.
We want to be wise and thoughtful in all of our spending, ensuring prioritization of the essential components of a Classical Christian education, and avoiding the superfluous costs which plague many institutions. For the sake of faithfully functioning in a manner that allows for sustained dedication to the task of Classical Christian education, consideration must not only be given to today, but also to tomorrow.
Conventional forms of education are not free; they are simply paid for by others. While shared responsibility is a source of many benefits and blessings, there is also the danger of adopting an attitude that our children’s education is someone else’s financial responsibility. Instead, we want to joyfully assume the responsibility given to parents, viewing our children’s education as worthy of the necessary sacrifices.
Our goal is to make Kawartha Classical Christian School (KCCS) accessible to as many as possible. It is our desire that financial costs would not be an obstacle to admittance, and we will be implementing several strategies to assist families with affordability as we are able (e.g. bursaries). It is important to note that our tuition costs at KCCS are comparable to other such schools, and less than the average cost of full-time daycare in the Peterborough area.
While we must first take responsibility for ourselves, we must also look to the needs of others, and do our best to provide for those with greater needs. The free grace of God in Jesus Christ results in an explosion of joyful generosity (Matt. 10:8), which pleases our God, who loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:7). A Classical Christian education is only made possible through the generous giving of God’s people.