Bradford Academy is Classical and Christ-centered in order to glorify God by educating children to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love their neighbor as themselves.
We love the Lord Jesus Christ and confess that He is King over all. Therefore, in all its levels, programs, and teaching, Bradford Academy seeks to:
- Teach all subjects as parts of an integrated and unified whole with the Scriptures at the center; II Timothy 3:16-17
- Provide a clear model of the biblical Christian life through our staff and board; Matthew 22:37-40
- Encourage every student to begin and develop a relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ; Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 19:13-15
N.B. While the Academy recognizes its role as an aid to parents in academic instruction, it also confesses that the fear of the Lord is central to the best learning (Ps. 111:10 & Prov. 1:7, 9:10) and therefore will not neglect this reality in its academic endeavors.
- Strive to honor and glorify God and encourage all those involved with Bradford Academy to live with that chief end in mind. Rom. 11:36, I Cor. 10:31
In all its levels, programs, and teaching, Bradford Academy seeks to:
- Emphasize grammar, logic, and rhetoric in all subjects (see definitions below);
- Develop in every student an appreciation for our Western heritage and the discernment to recognize its strengths and weaknesses.
- Cultivate a desire for truth, goodness, and beauty.
- Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and to strive for academic excellence;
- Provide an orderly atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the above goals.
Grammar – The fundamental rules of each subject.
Logic – The ordered relationship of particulars in each subject.
Rhetoric – How the grammar and logic of each subject may be clearly and creatively expressed.
Education is the nurture and development of the whole man for his proper end. The end must be conceived aright in order to understand the process.
– R. L. Dabney
The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.
– John Milton