Can we have our cake and eat it too? Parents often worry that a Christian school may produce students who are strong spiritually but not academically. They sometimes feel forced to choose between a moral education and one that will help their child get into college. What if there was a type of Christian education that helps students far outperform not just their public school counterparts but students at other Christian schools as well?

When Christy Vaughan’s own grandchildren completely changed after beginning to attend a classical Christian school, she wanted to know more about this method of teaching and what difference it could make on a standardized test like the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test). The PSAT is not only prep for the SAT, but high scorers can qualify for a prestigious National Merit Scholarship. She spent seven years comparing scores of regular Christian schools and classical Christian schools.

She discovered a glaring difference. Why?


christy vaughanDr. Christy Anne Vaughan, Ed.D. earned from Liberty University, currently serves as Head of Curriculum and Instruction at Brown County Christian Academy in Ohio. She serves as secretary for Classical Christian Education International, Inc., a non-profit and has more than 10 years of experience teaching in public and Christian schools, both online and brick-and-mortar. She holds a Master of Education degree from Georgetown College specializing in special education and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Baltimore in English with a concentration in Business and Professional Writing. She and her husband David have three grown daughters and a son, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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