Welcome to Kardia!
Kardia Learning Center (KLC) is a weekly program designed for home educated students from Preschool age through 12th grade.
Kardia in Greek means "the heart." We labor together to mentor our children in both heart and mind. Although we are not from one particular denomination, we all adhere to the Bible's guidelines for unity, service, responsibility, and problem resolution. We expect that God's Word, prayer, and good sense will govern all we do together to educate our children and support one another.
We consider ourselves a ministry to our children, one another and to the community at large, as we aim to produce fine young men and women, who are able to contribute broadly to our society. Kardia is steered by a Executive Board which makes long term planning decisions, sets policies, and addresses the concerns of the parents and students at large.
Founded in 1997, Kardia currently meets on Thursdays from September through May from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm in Reading, PA. We have participation from approximately 30 families with student participation ranging from 70 to 90.
Kardia Learning Center is a community of Christian home-schooling families pursuing the common goal of Christian education. To this end, Kardia exists to equip home-educated students with critical thinking skills and a broad base of knowledge essential for effective, Christ-centered living.
Our member families acknowledge the authority and leadership of Jesus Christ, and depend cooperatively and individually upon our Savior for success in our home-education. Using the Bible as our standard, we believe that God has equipped each parent and child with unique gifts, which should be used to build up one other and to honor the Lord. Accordingly, Kardia Learning Center seeks to cultivate an environment where positive Christian relationships can be established and mature. As a key component of this process, our academic program provides classical education and gives emphasis to the development of Christ-like character in our children.
In order to uphold our vision and fulfill our educational philosophy, KLC families work together in putting the following objectives into practice:
- Provide a weekly gathering of homeschool parents & children that complements their core curriculum already taught at home.
- Place a high priority on the development of Christ-like character, and incorporate the development of godly character as a key component of the academic program.
- Provide instruction & practical application of biblical principles in the classroom, and model biblical principles by personal example.
- Utilize a classical curriculum incorporating varied and appropriate teaching techniques such as field trips, hands-on activities, group instruction, public speaking, drama, art, games, music, and a wide range of reading and writing opportunities.
- Create an opportunity for mothers to share in a devotional time based on biblical truth. "Mom time" facilitates mutual sharing and encouragement that will enhance the home-educational experience.
Statement of Faith
Kardia member families believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and constitutes completed and final revelation. The Bible, in its original autograph, is without error in whole and in part, including theological concepts as well as geographical and historical events. God has existed from all eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was God come in human flesh being fully God and fully man except without sin. All men are in violation of God's righteous requirement and His holy character both by nature and act, and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man's sin through His substitutionary death on the cross - the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection. Salvation is offered as a gift, free to the sinner. This gift requires our response in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone.
Kardia Learning Center
A Cooperative Educational Community
"The beauty of the classical curriculum is that it dwells on one problem, one author, or one epoch long enough to allow even the youngest student a chance to exercise his mind in a scholarly way: to make connections and to trace developments, lines of reasoning, patterns of action, recurring symbolisms, plots, and motifs."
Classical Schoolmaster David Hicks
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise