Mission and Vision

History

Serving the Pocatello community for over a decade as Calvary Chapel Christian School, in 2020, we changed our name to Legacy Christian School and began transitioning to Classical Christian education as a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools. For the 2021-2022 school year, we are offering Classical and Christian education for grades K4-7th. We will continue to expand grades offered each year until we offer Classical Christian education through 12th Grade.

Mission Statement

Modern education simply seeks to train students for a job or a career. Classical Christian education prepares students to be Christian adults who are excellent learners, rigorous thinkers, and effective doers to the glory of God.

Classical and Christian

CCE is education as it was practiced prior to the progressive movement early in the 20th century, which focused on job training. Instead, CCE sharpens students’ reasoning, language, and rhetorical skills with a Christian vision for all truth and knowledge. Classical education was created by the Greeks to train citizens to self-govern and live in freedom. Later, it was Christianized to become “Classical Christian.” In the medieval era, “scholastics” refined the form into what inspires classical Christian education today. Rather than emphasizing “subjects”, it emphasizes seven “liberal arts”, which liberate the mind to be less subject to controlling influences. The goal is to cultivate wisdom in light of Christ’s creation and kingdom.

Church Affiliation

While Legacy Christian School is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Pocatello, we exist to serve all believers in the area who hold to traditional, conservative Christian orthodoxy and our statement of faith.