Our Mission

It's easy to become immersed in the notions of "college and career readiness," "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)," "Common Core," or any of the prevalent buzzwords that circulate. At OGCC, however, we embrace an entirely distinct purpose: to "Glorify God and enjoy Him forever." 

1. Theology reigns supreme among the realms of knowledge. Starting from the medieval doctrine, we recognize that every encounter, every expertise, every concept, all understanding, and every innovation can only be comprehended within the framework of God and His nature.
2. Education is the nurturing of virtue: We instill in children the art of critical thinking (Intellectual Virtues), equip them with leadership skills (Cardinal virtues), inspire a profound appreciation for goodness (Moral Virtues), train them to communicate persuasively through eloquent writing and speaking (Rhetorical virtues), deepen their understanding of God, history, and the world (the virtue of Wisdom), and immerse them in a Christian perspective that permeates all aspects of life.
3. Students recognize and embody Truth, Goodness, and Beauty: These three attributes stand as the essence and standard of all that exists in God's creation. Our students deeply appreciate these qualities in the world around them and actively strive to reflect them in their own lives. 
  • We do all these things to the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Our ultimate mission is the cultivation of students as worshippers.
For nearly two millennia, the classical Christian approach to educating children nurtured Christendom and flourished. At some point, however, we veered off course and neglected this time-honored tradition. Our abandonment of the intentional cultivation of our youth set in motion a series of consequences, which we witness in today's American culture. Yet, in the past three decades, a glimmer of hope has emerged as we once again focus on cultivating the next generation. Currently, over 40,000 students are receiving training in classical Christian schools. Throughout history, classical Christian education has brought the illuminating light of Christ to pagan Rome, Anglo-Saxon England, Viking Scandinavia, and countless other cultures. In each instance, it gave rise to the blessings of Christian culture, leaving an indelible mark.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33