How to Begin with a Biblical Classical Homeschool

The Principle Approach®

Why a Biblical Classical Homeschool?

Biblical Classical families view life and each subject through a Providential lens—taking into account God’s purposes, cause to effect, God’s Sovereignty and Providence, and the individual’s response to Holy God. It’s authentic and historic Christian education which reasons from Biblical principles for all of life and learning. As such, it equips the individual with God’s intelligent and practical principles for every good work.

Noah Webster stated:

“Every civil government is based upon some religion or philosophy of life. Education in a nation will propagate the religion of that nation. In America, the foundational religion was Christianity. And it was sown in the hearts of Americans through the home and private and public schools for centuries. Our liberty, growth, and prosperity was the result of a Biblical philosophy of life. Our continued freedom and success is dependent on our educating the youth of America in the principles of Christianity.”

Biblical Classical is the Authentic and Historic Form of American Christian Education

Learn about what an American Christian Education is and why it’s imperative for keeping our Constitutional Federal Representative Republic.

Elements of the Biblical Classical Way of Learning

Learn about The Elements of a Principle Approach Way of Learning. Upon reading this, you’ll have a clearer view of all the components that make up the whole of this form of education.


What Everyone Must Know About The Principle Approach

Before long, another individual who isn’t trained in the historical philosophy and method that the Foundation for American Christian Education terms as The Principle Approach® will misrepresent it. In general, they’ll read a book or two (or portions) or glance at some of the curriculum. And then they’ll make incorrect statements about it. Therefore, this article is important about clearing up misunderstandings about the this principle approach to History. Particularly, this article addresses misrepresentation from a popular homeschool speaker—it’s written in a book of his and given in one of his homeschool workshops.

Footnote 1: The Principle Approach® is a registered trademark of the Foundation for American Christian Education.




Biblical Classical Approach to Notebooking

Discover how the notebooking method is applied in a Biblical Classical education. In general, notebooking is often used to file worksheets. However, that’s not the case with this historical philosophy or method of education.



Principle Approach to Writing

As a part of raising scholars with Biblical thinking and reasoning skills, students apply a Principle Approach to writing. Because writing incorporates a historical Christian philosophy and method, students’ notebooks reveal their producers as disciples of Christ for all of life.




Principle Approach to Literature

Unquestionably, the approach to literature studies in a Principle Approach education is an elevated way of learning. Specifically, we break it down into five easy steps to engage our students with Biblical reasoning as they read.



Principle Approach to Art

When art is taught with a focus on “this person painted this” and “it happened at this time on the timeline” and “here are the techniques he or she used,” this is a humanist worldview way of teaching. However, a Biblical Principle Approach to Art keeps Biblical principles centered on truth. To be sure, there are contrasts between these to ways of teaching the discipline of Art.




Principle Approach to History

Learn how a Principle Approach to History is a Providential View of God and His story of liberty for individuals and nations. See how it teaches students how Christ is the Focal Point of History and how students reason and relate Biblically through this subject.




The Biblical Classical Approach in Geography

Indeed, a Principle Approach to Geography is more than just dry facts, locations, events at those locations, and geological features. Pursuing this further, you’ll discover that it teaches students how to study this subject with a Providential View and how to think and reason Biblically through their studies.



Approaching American Government and Civics with Biblical Principles

Learn how Principle Approach to civics teaches students how to vote wisely according to American Principles (based on our basic founding Biblical principles).



Principle Approach Homeschool Podcast

Finally, we have a Principle Approach homeschool podcast for you to continue on your learning journey and to find encouragement—Principles in Practice Homeschool Podcast. Or, you can subscribe to Podbean and never miss a podcast!


The Principle Approach® is a registered trademark of the Foundation for American Christian Education.