Why Wittenberg Academy?
But where the Holy Scriptures are not the rule, I advise no one to send his child. Everything must perish where God's Word is not studied unceasingly...
~ Martin Luther, Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, 1520
The way we teach and what we teach are influenced by three things:
Baptism Each teacher and student is a sinner in need of salvation. We receive salvation through faith, which comes by the Holy Spirit in the waters of Holy Baptism.
Vocation Teachers and students are called by God to love and serve their neighbor. Through vocation we understand the purpose of man and thus our purpose for educating- to prepare students to love and serve their neighbor.
Catechesis Through catechesis, teachers and students learn who they are—forgiven sinners—and how to live in the faith of their baptism as they love and serve their neighbor.