3. We provide the depth to education that is needed in human flourishing
It was Socrates that said; “the unexamined life is not worth living”. Too often our education system can simply become a treadmill to university which in turn becomes a treadmill to the workforce. Whilst a good job can certainly be the fruit of a good education it should not be the goal. Genuine education involves a profound change of personhood as we come face to face with new truths and worldviews that push us beyond the familiar. To deny students access to an array of perspectives is to limit their own development as young men.
As a Christian school we ensure a deep and rounded educational experience by combining intellectual, physical and spiritual. Your son will be challenged to think beyond his day to day needs to the broader questions of purpose and meaning in life.
At Cranbrook we use Jesus as our entry point into the spiritual. Jesus has had a profound impact on the world in which we live and we use his command to “Love God with all our heart, soul and mind and love our neighbour as ourselves” as a door way beyond ourselves. We will encourage your son to have a grander view of the world than just his own life and invite him to consider the ways he may actually seek the good of others as the key to human flourishing. At no point will any student be forced or expected to hold this view as his own personal belief but we believe that being challenged with this perspective will deepen and add value to his educational experience.