How Different School Types Influence Who You Become

The Good Soil survey was released early this year and shows significant differences for alumni of classical Christian Schools. ACCS students are more prepared academically, more traditional in their views, think more critically, and are more influential than those from other school backgrounds. During the 1990s, families in about 100 communities across the United States started classical Christian schools with the hope of offering an education that would assist parents in raising their children in the paideia of the Lord. The question almost thirty years later is: “To what extent have the goals of classical Christian education been realized?” To that end, the ACCS commissioned a study by the University of Notre Dame’s Sociology Department. David Goodwin, the president of ACCS talks about this study in this video, and you can view the full report here

Now we have an even newer study conducting the same survey, but using ACCS Alumni as a proxy for classical Christian education. The University of Notre Dame and ACCS teamed up to to produce “The School Effect”. The Summer 2020 issue of The Classical Difference is dedicated to describing the seven outcomes of “school.”

The Differences add up. In a survey of this type, the magnitude of the differences shown indicates that something is unique about ACCS graduates. Check out the full report here to learn more about this study.

Content taken fromThe Classical Difference Vol. 6 No.2 | Special Issue 2020