What does paideia mean? | Our Savior Lutheran School

What does paideia mean?

Paideia is a Greek word (παιδεία) that means "the process of educating man into his true form, the real and genuine human nature." St. Paul also used this word to describe the education appropriate for children in Ephesians 6:4:

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Curriculum, academics, subjects - none of these terms fully encompass a total education. Thus, in describing the education that Our Savior Lutheran School offers every child, we chose a term with appropriate scope. Paideia is all encompassing, and the education we seek to provide is all encompassing. Whether that education happens in the classroom, in chapel, on the playground, or on the basketball court, our goal is to bring up our students in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and everything that is Good, True, and Beautiful.