WICHITA, Kan. — A Christian education model based on Greek and Middle Ages philosophies is attracting a growing number of students in Wichita.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2gNOVE1 ) that four schools in Wichita using the model have reported enrollment growth since they opened in the last decade. That mirrors trends in the classical Christian movement across the country.

Christian classical education teaches in stages: grammar in first through fourth grades; logic in grades 5th through 8th; and rhetoric in high school.

The education model is based on the premise that “the good, the true and the beautiful”— a phrase from Plato — are objective qualities that exist outside an individual’s opinion.

The national Association of Classical Christian Schools has grown to 279 schools with 43,000 students since it was founded in 1993. The association estimates about 100 other schools aren’t official members.

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