The CACE Effect: Lessons from The City School

The Center for the Advancement of Christian EducationCACE StudiesLeave a Comment

Jesus has come, conquered death and is coming again, and here we are in the middle of the “already, but not yet”-ness of it all. We are called to be bold and to take risks, to live vulnerably, even as we have a father who knows how to give us good gifts. He makes us lie down in green pastures … Read More

The CACE Effect: Lessons from Valley Christian

Michael ChenCACE StudiesLeave a Comment

C.S. Lewis wrote in Abolition of Man that “the task of modern educators is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”  In many ways, what CACE has done for Valley Christian Schools in Dublin, CA is precisely that. It would have been so easy for outside experts to come in to our school and chop down the entanglements … Read More

The CACE Effect: Lessons from Parkview Christian Academy

Chad DirkseCACE StudiesLeave a Comment

One of the great privileges of being a CACE Fellow is the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with other Christian schools to improve Christian schooling. When I graduated from Covenant College in 1989, I was ready to dive in head first teaching middle school math, coaching soccer and basketball and directing the athletic program at a small, struggling Christian school in … Read More

The CACE Effect: Lessons from Deer Creek

Steve BlomCACE Studies2 Comments

Deer Creek’s story was similar to so many Christian schools’ in metropolitan areas around the country.  The school was started by a church 25 years ago. There was a lot of excitement and passion. The school grew…quickly.  Then, at about the 18 year mark, populations shifted, and the church moved. Enrollment declined. The budget was squeezed. Teachers took pay cuts. … Read More