What Does The Gospel Have To Do With Education?

Read below for the full transcript of our Fall 2018 Convocation, delivered by Dr. Bradley G. Green on August 27, 2018. — We are gathered here this evening for a few minutes to “call us together” and formally—as a community—launch the 2018-2019 Augustine School year. There are a number of educational options in Jackson. You and I have chosen Augustine School. We have chosen to be a part of a school which strives to be distinctly Christian and Classical. I want to say just a few things about our Christian commitment. Our Latin motto is “nullus intellectus sine cruce”. In English …

An Unexpected Journey

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  – R. Frost By Ellen Tilleros, Lower School Director My journey at Augustine began in 2005 when I attended the closing recitation of my oldest grandson, Sam, who had just completed the first grade. I was newly widowed and retired from JMCSS. As Dr. Bradley Green introduced himself to me, I asked if I could volunteer to read in my grandson’s class or help in any way. He looked at me intently and replied, “Do you have a minute?” …

Homeschool Hesitations

By Ginger Williams, Augustine School Parent I sat in the carpool line for the first time, straining to see if my kids would have their backpacks and know what line they were supposed to be in. Would they even be there? Maybe they had wandered off and no one knew where they were. Of course they would be there, but I still didn’t know if I trusted the teachers to watch my kids as closely as I always had. I had an unhealthy fear of something happening to my kids after homeschooling them for several years and spending every waking moment …

Lighting The Candles: A Classical Teacher’s Relational Work

By Abby Helms, K-12 Art Teacher & Marketing Director We love having people over at the Helms’ House. The first thing we did when we bought our fixer upper was to knock a wall out to make enough space for friends to gather in our living room. Several years later, we’ve nearly perfected our “people coming over” routine. First we spend time picking up clutter, scrubbing surfaces, and generally making it look like three little children do not live there. Then when everything is finished (and everything that didn’t get finished is stuffed in a closet) one of us says: …