This school provided me with a wonderful foundation in the humanities, Latin, and Bible. However, it does not do well preparing students to engage with the "real world," in which most of the population isn't white and Christian. I also felt behind in some subjects like math and science when I entered college, although I excelled in English and history, etc.
Our sons have attended Cair Paravel Latin School since kindergarten. They are now a Freshman and Senior. Competitive sports, performing on stage from kindergarten and beyond in theater productions, opportunities to shine in choir, scholar's bowl and more are offered at CPLS. One of the highlights of CPLS are the yearly tours beginning in 5th grade. A love and appreciation for travel is nurtured as students, parents and teachers travel the country each spring. Oklahoma City, Washington D.C., New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, and St Louis are just a few of the cities they visit. Upon graduation, our sons will be well prepared for higher education and to take their place in the world. Critical thinking along with a strong Christian foundation will serve them well. It's more than a school, it's a way of life and service.
For our sons the homework seems to be challenging, but not overwhelming. CPLS students are brought along step by step steeped in the classical model . By the time they reach senior year they are capable to compete and more importantly flourish in the collegial environment.
Absolutely! By teaching the classical Christian model we are growing kids that have expectations taught from kindergarten forward. While the model is strenuous, the expectation is firmly rooted from administration, teachers, parents and even older students that the work, while challenging, is doable by hard work, encouragement by all and God's grace.
CPLS has a mission, and each student is expected and encouraged to help spread the love and truth of Christ. The children have an integral part to play in fulfilling the schools tenets as to what constitutes a Christian man or woman.
We have two young kiddos (soon to be three) at CPLS. We are thrilled God led us here. CPLS really is a family. The brilliant faculty and staff encourage and shape students' minds with God at the center. The administration and board are diligent in their duties and great caretakers of this institution. They strive to make a great place even better. We couldn't ask for more. It can be a financial strain, but we are reminded daily that this investment pays huge dividends for life!
My 3 children attended Cair Paravel from kindergarten and graduated from high school a few years ago. Their education has served them well throughout college and into life. Their experiences at CPLS (travel, sports, musicals, dramas, etc.) and the breadth of their educational opportunities (art, music, literature, etc.) have made them very well-rounded. The teachers were almost universally compassionate, caring and helpful. They never "taught to a test" but the students always performed well. Faculty shared their lives and their faith and challenged my children's beliefs and as a result my children's faith is secure and rooted in the Savior alone. Yes, it was expensive. My husband is a blue-collar worker and the tuition required sacrifice, but it was completely worth every penny when I see the result of young adults with strong families, strong faith and a great education.