Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ft. Campbell, KY
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I went to a Christian school from 4th-8th grade and they use A Beka books. I will say it's very, very religious! The math story problems are from Bible times, or somehow involving Christian theme stuff. Reading and writing are the same, and of course Science is taught only from a Christian perspective. I believe I actually remember our 7th grade book having a whole chapter on the big bang theory, and why those people are "crazy" without openly saying it.
Maybe it was the way it was taught, but seriously.... it was very pushy (and I grew up in a Christian home obviously...probably a part of why I pushed away from religion so much!)
As far as the curriculum being more advanced, I will agree with this. When I made the transition from 8th to 9th grade, I was doing the stuff I did in 7th grade at the Christian school.
I don't think it will be too much of a problem in preschool...but then again, the crafts, stories, and lessons your child will learn will be Christian based.
I wouldn't use A Beka with my own children (and we are a "Christian" family)
Kourtney, happily married to my soldier and raising ds 7/08 .... dd 7/10..... and ds 11/11