RCHA is different from other area groups, intentionally. We endeavor to provide a Christ centered, balanced, and varied curriculum to the families who join our community. We are founded on the philosophy of British educator Charlotte Mason, whose model reflects the idea that children are individuals - persons who respond in unique ways to living ideas.
At RCHA, we recognize that how we do things is just as important as what we do. It is our desire to provide an atmosphere that is unhurried, full, and free, where students can move at a comfortable pace. Multi-age grouping allows students to assist one another, so that no one is held back or left behind. Expectations remain high without putting undue pressure on the children.
We rely on a combination of real, living books and hands-on experiences rather than textbooks, lectures or verbal/written quizzing. Children narrate their reading or experience, sealing it in their minds while sharing with classmates another perspective on what they are learning.