New ACSI Blog Posts

Arts in the Christian School: For Some or for All?

Andrew Smalley

Entering the rehearsal, my students hear, “Put your phones in the basket and let me have it.” As the students dutifully follow the given directions, I attempt to gauge their emotional responses. Some clearly feel stripped of their rights. Others, I sense, are excited to engage with the process and put aside the barrage of notifications buzzing away in their pocket. They know it will only pull them away from the creating. Read More...

Flourishing Christian Schools: Insight from New Research

Lynn Swaner and Charlotte Marshall

How do Christian schools flourish? What elements of school culture contribute to flourishing, and do some elements matter more than others? Is there a road map to school flourishing that can be validated by empirical research in Christian schools? In 2018, ACSI Research sought to answer these questions through rigorous research on Christian school cultures. The results of this research—shared in the report Flourishing Schools: Research on Christian School Culture and Community—are groundbreaking. Read More...


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