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Classical Christian Education

What is a Successful Year?

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Excerpt from Logic School & Rhetoric School Orientation Address

“What does it mean to have a successful year at Regents?

I believe that if in May you find yourself identifying your own tendencies towards either peace faking or peace breaking and you repent of them and you choose to live as a peace maker even though it’s...

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Overheard from a recent graduate...

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Regents Welcomes Mrs. Mais!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

Regents is excited to welcome Emily Mais to the Grammar School as a kindergarten teacher! Mrs. Mais may be new to teaching at Regents, but she is a stranger neither to the Regents community nor the classroom. Her children Ben (2nd) and Ruby (3rd) have attended Regents for the past two years.

Prior to joining Regents, Mrs. Mais spent eight years as an elementary...

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Regents Welcomes Mr. Vestal

Sunday, September 3rd, 2023

Regents is excited to welcome Zach Vestal to the Logic & Rhetoric faculty as a math and science teacher. Mr. Vestal graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology. Since then, he has worked at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, in insurance sales, and most recently at Summer’s Best Two Weeks where he worked with Regents' first-ever...

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Second Grade Poetry

Friday, May 5th, 2023
Ms. Sawyer's second grade class has been learning about meter and rhyming and the students have been practicing writing their own poems:
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Inaugural Latin Competition

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

Congratulations to the House of Luther for winning Regents’ 2023 Certamen contest! Certamen is a Jeopardy-style game for classical students. Students are quizzed on Latin vocabulary, grammar, derivatives, Roman history and daily life, and the influence of Latin in the modern world. Led by Abigail Keller, the House of Luther demonstrated commanding mastery in each of...

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Grandparent's Day 2023

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

Almost 200 grandparents joined us for Grandparents Day on April 31st! What a gift it was to be together and to celebrate your students' hard work all year long with recitations of poetry, Latin, science and history, songs, and Scripture. The Logic School students presented two Socratic Seminars discussing Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan and four rhetoric...

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Why Shakespeare?

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

There is a great benefit to introducing students to Shakespeare in the latter Grammar School years. Academically, it prepares students for engaging with his text when they move to the Upper School and it helps them with reading comprehension. After all, not only does one have to remember what the lines are but one has to understand what Shakespeare is saying and communicate...

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Pop Quiz! Are you Smarter than a Seventh Grader?

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Based on Aristotle's "Golden Mean" how should we live?  What do you agree/disagree with and why? How should this knowledge influence your character development?  Does it fit with Biblical morality? 

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On the Coram Deo Board this Month

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Coram Deo means "before the face of God." Each class has a Coram Deo board where teachers post work that is done with such excellence that it meets this standard. On kindergarten's board have been some beautiful paintings inspired by VanGogh's Starry Night.

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Grammar School Tradition: Shaking Hands

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

You may know that at the end of each week, students in the Grammar School receive a small pack of Smarties candy. You may not know the other half of this ritual; they receive their candy on their way out the building when they shake hands with Mrs. Palumbo and practice looking her in the eyes and saying “thank you” or “have a good weekend.”...

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Spotlight on Logic Class

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

What do you learn in logic class?
“We learn what makes a good argument and what makes a bad argument,” says Logic I teacher Dr. Scott Richardson.  “Think of examples like these:

  • I like Sprite because LeBron James drinks it.
  • You don't like my favorite type...

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Why Does the Grammar School Chant?

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

As I type this, first grade is lining up in the hall to go outside as teacher Mrs. Bryant leads them through a call-out that reminds them how to conduct themselves in line. Across the hall, sixth grade sings through the countries of Asia – with a favorite chorus that rings out every few minutes. Downstairs, second grade sings all the first twenty-six presidents, third...

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Head of School March Greetings

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Dear Regents friends and families,

One of the goals of this newsletter is to give you a glimpse of what life is like at Regents School. There are the funny stories like the kindergartener who recently came to my office because he was having a hard time getting along with another friend. After talking through the behaviors that brought him to my office, it...

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Cultivating Leaderhip in the Rhetoric School

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

In the Logic & Rhetoric School, eighth grade students and above are invited to take an extracurricular leadership class that meets during lunch. Led by Principal Webb, this class is a prerequisite for house leadership, and it strives to help students become positive leaders in the Regents community.

What is your goal in leadership class?

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What We're Reading this Month

Friday, February 10th, 2023

K - Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
1 – Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
2 – The Emperor's New Clothes
3 – The Golden Goblet by Eloise McGraw
4 –  Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
5 – The Voyage of the Dawn...

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The New Colossus in Sixth Grade

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Sixth grade learned and recited The New Colossus in January, a poem by Emma Lazarus inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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Introducing Mock Trial

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

"At the end of the day, the question is who can tell the better story," says mock trial coach Chris Harris. "Mock trial brings the elements of a classical education together - logic and rhetoric, not just for their own sake, but in order to pursue justice and virtue." This is the inaugural year of mock trial at Regents, which is a competition that...

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Babushka in Kindergarten

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Every year in library, Mrs. Daniel our librarian reads a Christmas story called "Babushka" to the younger students. It's about a little old lady who only cares about cleaning and tidying and misses the glory of the star, the angels, and...
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Welcome Einstein the Rabbit!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

First grade recently welcomed Einstein the bunny to their class! “Class pets are something unique special that builds community and helps students bond with their teacher and classmates," says Grammar School Principal Johnnie-Ann Campbell. "Class pets also teach students responsibility and how to care about something other than themselves. We live in a...

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