At First Baptist Classical Academy, we believe that love is in the details. We believe that there is, and ought to be, a proper way for Christian young men and young ladies to conduct themselves which is most pleasing to God and most loving and considerate of others. Our aim is to conduct ourselves with careful consideration for others and an attention to detail that reflects that care and concern for others.
You will see this in the way boys are required to hold the doors for the girls and the way students stand to address their teacher, among other etiquette standards we teach and enforce.
In a sense, all this training culminates in what we will eventually call our “Protocol” events at the Rhetoric level. In the future when the kids mature to this level of education, we will set aside two evenings, one each for the lower secondary school classes (Grade 9/10) and for the upper secondary school (Grade 11/12) during which the students dress up in semi- or formal, attractive and modest attire, and go out to a special meal and event. They receive detailed meal and behavior etiquette training over a few days prior to the event. Young men escort the ladies, but it’s not a ‘dating’ situation; rather, it is a delightful time of showing mutual consideration and respect in a loving, considerate, Christian atmosphere.