The Paideia School of Tampa Bay
|The Paideia School of Tampa Bay|
|Type||Private classical Christian|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Christian non-denominational|
|Headmaster||Dr. Timothy Bridges|
|Color(s)||Red, Blue and Gold|
The Paideia School of Tampa Bay is a Classical Christian School serving grades K - 12, located in Tampa, Florida, United States. "Paideia" is the Koine Greek word for "education". The school's stated goal is to use classical education techniques, based on a traditional Christian philosophy, to teach logical thinking, elegant speech, and persuasive writing.
The school teaches using a classical Christian education model with a strong emphasis on integrating Christianity into all of its academics. The school's educational model consists of three stages, divided by grade. In grades K-6, students are considered to be in the "grammar" stage, in which the educational focus is placed on memorizing facts. In grades 7-9, students are said to be in the "dialectic" stage, which focuses on teaching students analytical skills. Lastly, in grades 10-12, teaching focuses on philosophy and rhetoric, with the goal being to produce a person adept at speaking well and knowledgeably.
Of note is the statistically high number of students in this school to receive National Merit Scholarships. Two out of three of Paideia's class of 2012 received National Merit Finalist status, an award given only to the top .01% of scorers on the PSAT.
Memberships and affiliations
- Association of Classical Christian Schools
- Educational Records Bureau
- ,"Classmates and best buddies share academic accolades"
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