We communicate that the Bible is our authority in all matters of life. We seek to cultivate a love for the Bible as God’s Word, as well as a heartfelt response of trust and obedience to God.e relate science to God's order and magnitude. In grammar school, Sir Isaac Newton and his colleagues made available to us
We relate science to God's order and magnitude. In grammar school, Sir Isaac Newton and his colleagues made available to us great discoveries of the Western Civilization. As a result, observation and discovery are emphasized at our institution.
Oratory is the art of speaking in public effectively and eloquently. Hence, speech and drama are entities that will enrich the grammar stages of enunciation, recitation, and its related areas.
Classical students advance more quickly than many other students. As we strive to keep students interested by keeping them challenged, Saxon math provides an excellent basis for both higher math and logic within our system.
Saxon publishers designed a math program that produces confident students who are able to compute and apply concepts to new situations. This is called “incremental development and continual review.” This is also known as cognitive development.
It allows students to grasp one facet of a concept before the next one is introduced. Both facets are then practiced together until another is introduced.
Grammar, the science of language usage, teaches how to speak and write the [English] language correctly. The Shurley English Grammar curriculum includes fun songs as teaching exercises.
Shurley English is a unique and innovative English program that has been carefully designed and developed to meet students' educational needs in English by using the four branches of grammar: motivation, retention, transfer, and reinforcement.
The concepts are presented in a logical learning order, and there is a step-by-step method for teaching concepts that reaches the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles of students.
Enough repetition is used to ensure mastery of each concept taught.
ARTS & MUSIC
It is important at the grammar level for children to learn how to sing well on pitch. They also learn the grammar of music, which is made up of four parts: melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre. As music history is taught, the students are also exposed to excellent music.
While it may be true that the great writers and artists have been gifted with talent, all of us can be trained to write well and to draw well. Classical education helps students develop an appreciation for fine art. This requires exposure to masterpieces of painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, and other visual works.
In addition to having a strong mind, we want our children to be physically fit, much like our Bahamian athletes such as Sir Durwood Knowles, Pauline Davis-Thompson, Debbie Ferguson-Mckenzie, Eldece Clark-Lewis and Christopher Brown. These athletes, through a physical program built endurance, discipline and fostered team work.
Jesus tells us "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment." Mark 12:30. This is what our school aims to do in its development of classical education in the Bahamas.
Students will critique the classics such as Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey and why they have withstood the test of time. Literary works of Shakespeare, Tennyson, Longfellow, Elliot, Dickens, Chaucer, and Shelley are valued. They also inspired our present day poets and writers. As a Bahamian school, tribute must be paid to our writers such as Susan J. Wallace, Michael Pintard and Patricia Glinton-Meicholas.
Classical Education has a track-record of excellence:
Our 6th Graders pass BJC’s
8th Graders pass BGCSE’s. Watch it on youtube: Go to youtbe
D students and unmotivated students have become more engaged.
Students LOVE coming to school
Students consistently come from famous “legacy” schools below grade level and after a year or more get on level, sometimes above grade level.
Basil Carter Jr.
NPCS Student for the past seven (7) years
Currently Junior (2017- 2018)
Senior Division Winner