QCA Philosophy of Education

“For the sole end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.” (Dorothy Sayers, 1937)

Through Classical and Christian Education, QCA will apply Christian worldview in every subject taught and use a Christ-centered curriculum. Therefore, through each subject QCA curriculum will teach the students to love God with all of their minds and to acknowledge His sovereignty over the creation and the history of mankind.

QCA also applies the classical education pedagogical methodology in the first twelve years of education which is called TRIVIUM. Western history has witnessed the success of this classical method in form of scientific, art and cultural masterpiece. Through Trivium, we equip the students with “the tools of learning” that will aim for greater achievements in the higher levels of education.

The present modern education has failed to teach “the tools for learning” to the students and simply focuses on teaching subjects and sharing knowledge. But that is only the first stage of Trivium – the Grammar Stage. The ability to analyze, argue and think critically in Trivium that is only given on the second stage – the Logic Stage, and the ability to express the thoughts and ideas elegantly and persuasively – both verbally and in writing – on the last stage of Trivium, that is the Rhetoric Stage, is not adequately taught.

Christ-Centered

In all its levels, programs, and teaching, QCA seeks to:

  • Teach all subjects as parts of an integrated 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 to develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 19:13-15).
  • Encourage every student to dedicate his life to fulfill God’s will by having a convenant relationship with the Body of Christ (Ephesians 2:10, Isaiah 61:1-11).

Classical

In all its levels, programs, and teaching, QCA seeks to:

  • Emphasize grammar, logic, and rhetoric in all subjects (see definitions below);
  • Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and live up to his academic potential;
  • Provide an orderly atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the above goals.
  • Definitions: 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 expressed.

With a strong vision and mission, supported by the Classical and Christian Education and a strong team of teachers, QCA is believed to produce men and women with quality in competencies, life-skills, characters, leadership and entrepreneurship. They are ready to do great exploit and remake the history of Indonesia.