Living Science Academy has some unique traditions designed to encourage our students and families and to mark special milestones in their lives. Tea parties and muggings for sixteenth birthdays, an annual formal banquet, and our graduation ceremonies all provide opportunities to bless students and families.
Tea Parties and Muggings
We believe in the power of marking milestones, taking time out of the ordinary to recognize God’s handiwork in the precious young people He sends us. Every student who has a sixteenth birthday while at Living Science has a special evening celebration to commemorate the occasion. Tea parties are formal affairs with delicious, elegant party food and, of course, tea. During the evening, parents, staff, and Living Science friends affirm each young lady with words of inspiration and scripture and perhaps a special tea cup. Muggings are more casual, but no less inspiring, as parents, staff, and friends give mugs and affirm and challenge our young men to be strong in the faith.
Education “beyond academic excellence” includes social graces. We recognize that God is honored when His people are gracious and confident in any environment. Our annual high school banquet is a special time to dress, eat, and converse in a formal social setting, giving our high school students practical experience in appropriate dress and manners.
Graduation is a time to reflect and thank God for bringing our students through their high school careers and to look forward to His guidance of their next steps. The ceremony involves the students and their parents in a meaningful way. Seniors share their thoughts, experiences, and hopes in speeches, prayer, and song. Mrs. D gives a “teapot charge” from a unique tea pot chosen for the class, reminding students of timeless spiritual truth.
Living Science excels in the use of ceremony to mark rites of passage and to imprint spiritual truth in a memorable way. The beautiful, reverent graduation ceremony is the zenith of an intentional progression in which Living Science partners with families to encourage students. Our seniors will go on to a wide variety of careers, but they will always remember their graduation as a singular and personal recognition of their accomplishments.
The Servant Leadership Training program is a unique opportunity that has helped many high school students develop, year by year, into mature Christ followers who seek to serve others with initiative and confidence. To learn more, visit our Leadership page.
Our Robotics Club is open to students in the 9 to 14 year age group. The club competes in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competitions, a phenomenal opportunity for students to develop skills and teamwork. Robotics is not just for STEM-minded students and parents; there are opportunities for all kinds of students to learn, grow, and shine.
The program is built around theme-based Challenges to engage children ages 9 to 14 in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST® Core Values, which emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.
First Lego League teaches students how to work as a team. Parent volunteers mentor students through the process, but students design, build, and program the robots themselves, learning how to articulate and solve problems through collaboration and trial and error. Experiencing the life cycle of testing, trying, modifying, and retesting their solutions gives students confidence and competence that apply in many other aspects of their lives.