Fields of Study
Buffalo Creek Boys School offers a rigorous, classical education that challenges students to live and think from a Christian worldview, develop their critical thinking skills, communicate effectively through oral and written expression, and explore an array of new challenges and experiences.
Classical Education is teacher and method-focused, not curricula dependent. Original sources are used when possible.
Students get the opportunity to explore a new course each quarter, such as horsemanship, car mechanics, chess, and carpentry. This gives them future courage to try new things, opportunities to develop new interests, and time to more fully develop skills in a specific field.
Throughout the year on Friday mornings, all students and teachers are involved in four, nine-week thematic studies of the teachers’ choosing. This study integrates and applies several academic disciplines, allows for student creativity, and builds close peer and teacher relationships.
The first three days of school are filled with activities designed to build relationships, foster teamwork, set guidelines and rules, evaluate knowledge in subject areas, and familiarize ourselves with the “Fours I’s” of character that will be our focus for the year: to use ingenuity, take initiative, be inquisitive, and have integrity.
Being small allows us the ability to take many field trips to places that relate to our studies. Parents are welcome to join us on these outings.
One goal of BCBS is to get boys comfortable being outdoors. Nature is a display of God’s amazing creation and is a peaceful haven boys can seek throughout their lives. Through regular backpacking trips, field trips, and outdoor activities, boys learn survival skills such as tracking, orienteering, building fires and shelters, cooking over an open fire, and identification of edible and medicinal plants.
Rites of Passage
As boys mature, BCBS marks student development with special challenges and ceremonies to celebrate their passage from one stage to the next. We believe that acknowledging these accomplishments encourages young boys and gives them a sense of being one step closer to manhood. Honoring the boy and giving glory to God is the common thread and purpose.
Research is clear when it comes to the immeasurable value of having a positive, loving male presence and role model in the life of a boy to guide him into Biblical manhood. To foster this relationship, BCBS provides opportunities to gather fathers and sons together for an overnight outing. Time is provided to discuss the needs of adolescent boys and the roles fathers play.