Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in a Tale of Two Cities

By Katie Good, Westside Christian Academy Student, Grade 9


Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities in 1859. This excellent story of a family struggling to stay together during the giant turmoil of the French Revolutionary season is a literary masterpiece featuring a complex plot, creatively incorporated literary devices, and a heartwarming romance. Although there are distortions of Biblical concepts in this book, there are also various elements of truth, goodness, and beauty displayed.

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Parents and Teachers Forge a Unique Partnership in Education

By Kristen Zuccola, Upper School Humanities, Composition and Logic Teacher, Westside Christian Academy

All parents want the very best for their children. My husband and I are no different.  We want the best education possible.  For us, educating our children has been more than just preparing them academically for the purpose of securing good jobs.  For us, education is not neutral. For us, education involves their hearts, minds, and souls.   Indeed, it is our desire for education to support us as parents as we seek to raise our sons and daughters to become well-educated men and women who lead fearlessly, communicate eloquently, and live rightly.  In 2004, we enrolled our oldest child into Westside Christian Academy, a school that partnered with us to help educate the way we envisioned, a school that has far surpassed our expectations. Read More

Just What Did Mary Know?

By Jim Whiteman, Headmaster, Westside Christian Academy

Ah, the profound questions of Mary, Did You Know?

Mary did you know that your baby boy will someday walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy will someday save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered will soon deliver you.

Thus begins a popular song written by Mark Lowry that our own school’s children recently sang at our recent Christmas concert.

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Why Do We Teach Latin?

By Kelly Brenner, Latin Teacher, Westside Christian Academy

Each day at WCA, we are about the business of educating and preparing leaders to impact the world for Christ. Offering students God’s truth and knowledge of our world, past and present, serves to equip them mightily for whatever our Lord calls them to do.

Winston Churchill, beloved Prime Minister of England and rhetoric genius, has been said to have “mobilized the English language and sent it into battle” during World War II. He credited his mastery ofwords to his training in Latin, which he called a “privilege to learn.”
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