Bradford Academy Blog

A Habit of Effective Parenting

Start With a Vision of Your Goal In Stephen Covey’s landmark work, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, he listed the characteristics or behaviors of effective people. In the book, […]

Bradford Lecture: Baccalaureate 2023

The Blessing of a Classical and Christian Education The following is the text from the talk given at Bradford Academy’s 2023 Baccalaureate Service on Thursday, June 1st, 2023.  It was […]

The Word of the Year

A recurring theme this year in my talks to the children has been the importance of words.  By that I mean to convey to all our students that how we […]

Students celebrating Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Trials and Tribulations

This time of year is one of my favorites. I love the cooler weather and the autumn colors. I especially love the celebration of Thanksgiving, the only truly “Protestant” holiday. […]

A Million Decisions

In my last post I asked the question, “Why do we do the things we do?” I asked the question with the hope that together we would all take time […]

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why do we do what we do? This is a question that we ought to ask ourselves regularly. We should consider it especially as we invest these two decades of […]

The Obvious Priority of Education

Imagine that you have been selected to participate in a massive sociological research project sponsored by NASA. They have chosen other candidates with similar socio/political views from a variety of […]

Knowing Foundational Principles

Every institution has a set of foundational  beliefs.   This reality always shapes the actions, the attitudes, and the priorities of the institution. For example, a “for profit”  commercial enterprise may […]

Reading Words

I have heard it said that when you have a good book, you are never alone.  I believe it. There is a certain simple pleasure found in being caught up […]