0-8 Foundation Years
Age of Innocence 0-3
Age of Enlightenment 4-7
8-16 Discernment Years
Age of Accountability 8-11
Age of Reason 12-15
16+ Discipleship Years
Age of Self-Governance 16-18
Age of Consecration 19+
Tell me about the School of Abraham…
The School of Abraham has been founded that our children may be instructed more perfectly in all things that pertain unto the Kingdom of God. We teach theory, principle, doctrine, and the law of the gospel, that our children may be prepared in all things when the Lord shall send them again to magnify the calling whereunto he has called them, and the mission with which he has commissioned them. (adapted from D&C 88:78, 80)
The School of Abraham encourages individual scholarship through an innovative study program which fosters spiritual and moral development in an environment of academic rigor. We help parents more effectively teach their children at home, with the foundation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
By design, the School of Abraham is flexible, in order to meet the varied needs of the homeschooling family. Each family chooses their preferred curriculum resources and methods of academic homeschooling. We support the family by providing unique educational resources for religious education, centered upon the School of Abraham Educational Model.
We are dedicated to the greatest and most eternal pursuit of all: raising our children, a covenant generation, to develop their minds and talents in righteousness and faith.
In a February, 1999 letter, the First Presidency wrote:
“We call upon parents to devote their best efforts to the teaching and rearing of their children in gospel principles which will keep them close to the Church. The home is the basis of a righteous life, and no other instrumentality can take its place or fulfill its essential functions in carrying forward this God-given responsibility. We counsel parents and children to give highest priority to family prayer, family home evening, gospel study and instruction, and wholesome family activities. However worthy and appropriate other demands or activities may be, they must not be permitted to displace the divinely-appointed duties that only parents and families can adequately perform. As we strengthen families, we will strengthen the entire Church.”
Our Mission Statement
At the School of Abraham, we take as integral to our mission statement the word of the Lord as recorded in the book of Isaiah: “… And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children”. (Isaiah 54:13)
Sometimes we have a visual image of all of us homeschoolers camping at night along our journey. A campfire is burning against the cold and dark, we are huddled under warm blankets across our shoulders, and we are calling to each other to come closer to the fire. The wind is blowing. We gather closer to ward off the chill.
The purpose of the School of Abraham is to edify and support one another in our pilgrimage. The fire is warm, and the companionship is vital, and ” joy comes in the morning”. Incumbent upon us is the sweet responsibility to carry forth, to nurture, to develop and share the strength and power of education from a Restoration viewpoint.
This is our destiny and our quest–to be true to the trust the Father has placed in us. “Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118).
~~The Friendly Folks at School of Abraham~~