Year after year, the Lord brings amazing families to the Austin Classical School community. You might be curious about why families choose our Christ-centered, Classical, collaborative model, so we asked them! Today we’re chatting with Tim and Brittney French, who have their two oldest boys in our Grammar School.
What first appealed to you about our Classical, Christian, Collaborative model?
We wanted to find a balance between a full-time school and full-time homeschooling that allowed us to be highly involved in our boys’ education. So a collaborative, university-model approach is what we were looking for. One major factor was having a community to gather with, be encouraged by, and learn from. We had some friends tell us about ACS and were very interested in the idea of the blended model, which was new to us. Additionally, a word-of-mouth recommendation encouraged us to investigate more. Once we visited, we were hooked. ACS has proven to be a Christ-centered, thoughtful, encouraging community of educators, parents, and students. We’re halfway through our 3rd year and love it!
What are some ways you’ve seen your family positively impacted by your experience in this model?
Our boys are thriving academically, socially, and spiritually as a result of having a community that supports them and by having more time together to learn as a family. We have been amazed at the dedication of the ACS community to the mission of raising our kids to be humble, virtuous, and wise. It is not an easy mission to accomplish when we live in a mindless, anti-intellectual, and anti-Christian society. And we love the hybrid model that gives us both the flexibility of the program that gives us more time with our kids and being an active contributor to their learning.
Is there anything you would want prospective families to know if they are considering ACS?
You will love ACS! The faculty and staff are so thoughtful in all they do, the community supports each other, more time together as a family, and they are learning to love Jesus! We love that the academic curriculum is such that it challenges our boys to grow, learn, and struggle (in a good way) to be well rounded Christ-followers. In a world that is racing toward any trend, we love that ACS has chosen a model that has stood the test of time that focuses on a classical education that has a rigorous workload that constantly points them back to Jesus. I truly enjoy each day and love that we get to learn together.