The Classical Scholar offers online courses in elementary Christian education for home school parents especially how to teach children the trivium using lesson plans, teaching tutorials, childrens’ books, and blog posts. We also offer online high school classes in honors English (literature, writing, speech) and honors social studies (history, government, bible studies) using classical education methods and the great books of the Western Canon for transcript credit.
In a nutshell, we want to show parents how to home school with the goal of raising disciples of Jesus Christ who understand servant leadership bringing Kingdom values to their families, neighborhoods, country, and nations.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 NRSV
About Diane Lockman
Grace and Peace of the LORD Jesus to you, friends!
I’m Diane Lockman, author of The Classical Scholar, an online teaching resource for home school parents who want to take advantage of the superiority of classical education methods, but want to strip out the pagan content to deliver a superb classical education that is also a truly Christian education. Throughout blog posts, lesson plans, teaching tutorials, and online high school courses, I will answer your question: ”How Do I Home School Classically?” I’ll show you exactly how to create your own unique classical homeschool curriculum for each child in your family. But first, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I have thirteen years of hands-on experience in raising classical Christian scholars. Now I’m homeschooling the last of the delightful years with my youngest son, Connor, who is a high school Senior and dual-credit university student. My daughter, Meredith, is now in college. My best friend and husband, David, and I spent the first 12 years of our marriage living the high life as yuppies (I’m a CPA; he’s an engineer and patent attorney), but soon after turning 30, I began to yearn for children. Tragically, our first son, Davis, was born with a congenital birth defect that doomed his precious life during infancy, but the good news is that Davis’ death served as a “wake-up call” for us which eventually resulted in two more healthy babies, Meredith in 1992 and Connor in 1994, and an unforgettable encounter with the Risen Lord in October 1997 that changed my life forever!
During 1999, we seriously considered moving overseas so that David could teach in some sort of mission role. Enrolled in a global missions course, I had been reading about American expatriates who sent their kids away to boarding school, and I cried out to the Lord because I couldn’t bear to part with them after waiting so long for children. Little did I know that the Lord who knew my deepest longings was about to reveal a new call on my life: classical Christian education. Soon thereafter, David and I took the plunge!
During the early years, I carried most of the academic load, but as the kids grew older, David assumed more and more responsibility. He had always taught them Scripture around the kitchen table every morning, but once they hit high school, he led them in Scripture, Debate, Math, and Science. David is the one who first mentioned the idea of a website where I could minister to other parents who were either already trying to give their kids a classical home education or were thinking about it. I was seriously hesitant because of the time commitment, but soon the vision began to take shape, and this ministry was born. It is our greatest hope that every guest who visits this website will be profoundly blessed. We are praying that you will experience life-changing insights and receive encouragement for the difficult journey ahead as you raise your own classical scholars!
Until we chat again,