About Logos Online School

Our Story

We have been providing online instruction for a relatively short time, but we have been at the forefront of the classical, Christian education movement since its inception.

It all began in 1981. The setting was a little town in northern Idaho. A handful of educational pioneers, armed only with faith and an essay written by Dorothy Sayers, opened the doors of Logos School in the hopes of providing a Christian and classical education for their children. Ten years after those first students entered Logos School, one of the school’s founding fathers, Douglas Wilson was asked by Crossway Publisher to write a book on Christian education. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning was published in 1991. The book explained the need for Christian and classical education, and introduced Logos School to the world. This book ignited a spark that spread like wildfire: "Classical and Christian Education."

Regional Map Classical Christian schools sprang up around the nation, and homeschoolers also began to apply the same principles in their endeavors. Organizations such as Veritas Press, Classical Conversations, and Memoria Press, used Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning as a sort of handbook, but grabbed a shovel and got to work  figuring out how to apply the ancient educational philosphy in today's culture. Soon parents, schools, and homeschoolers began contacting Logos School, asking for their unique materials. Logos Press was created to meet the growing demand. And as technology changed and the internet became a part of the fabric of our culture, the demand for online Christian and Classical education was felt, and Logos Online School was founded by Dr. Larry Stephenson in 2013.


Since our small beginning, Logos Online School has grown to a staff of 25 dedicated full-time and part-time teachers and over 600 students. Students are joining us from across the U.S. and around the world, and they are scoring well above average on the SAT (1350 average score). Many of our graduates have successfully gone on to higher education--private colleges, state universities, military academies, ivy-league schools, and community colleges. We have earned national accreditation with NAPS and have acheived approval for our courses by the NCAA clearinghouse (no small feat). We look forward to more growth as we continue to bring decades of experience -- the best of homeschool, private school, and Christ-centered classical education -- right into your home!


Mission

Logos Online School exists to support parents in their biblical responsibility to train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. To this end, we provide a Christ-centered classical education for grades 7 through 12 that is convenient, affordable, and accredited. 


Statement of Faith

We believe in the inerrancy of scripture and the birth, death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! 


Vision

Our Story

We aim to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We desire them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from biblical, and to be unswayed towards evil by the former. We aim to find them well-prepared in all situations, possessing both information and the knowledge of how to use it. We desire they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with and understanding the tools of learning; desiring to grow in understanding, yet fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of this world. We desire they have a heart for the lost and the courage to seek to dissuade those who are stumbling towards destruction; that they distinguish real religion from religion in form only; and that they possess the former, knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ. And all these we desire them to possess with humility and gratitude to God.

We likewise aim to cultivate these same qualities in our instructors. We desire them to be professional and diligent in their work, gifted in teaching, loving their students and their subjects. We desire they clearly understand classical education, how it works in their online classroom and how their work fits into the whole; that they possess a lifelong hunger to learn and grow; and that they have opportunity to be refreshed and renewed. We look to see them mature in Christ, growing in the knowledge of God, their own children walking with the Lord.

We aim to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for the school; to see them well informed about the goals of our classical and Christ-centered approach. We desire them to grow with the school, involved in and excited about the journey. We aim to help them to follow biblical principles in addressing concerns, to be inclined to hearing both sides of a story before rendering a verdict, and to embrace the Scripture’s injunctions to encourage and stir up one another to love and good works.