Welcome to the Schaeffer Study Center

Important Upcoming Events for the fall:

Saturday, August 5thPotluck Dinner, Abundant Life Church 6:00pm
ALL students and parents need to plan to attend. Important information will be shared

Wednesday, October 11thFALL BREAK, classes will NOT meet

Dec 26 – Jan 09Renaissance / Reformation Trip – still spaces available, not too late to sign up for the trip of a lifetime. See below, or click here for more info.

The Francis Schaeffer Study Center Mission:

“To equip high school students with basic Biblical knowledge and an understanding of the Christian world-view through an integrated study of Western Civilization.”

We offer high school classes (which meet once a week on Wednesdays) and provide an elementary school program (CMET, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

The CMET elementary school program includes reading/literature, math, language arts, science as well as nature study, a study of two or three artists, composers, and poets, as well as one of Shakespeare’s plays for the upper grades each year.  Each year students will read through a section of the Bible together as well. The curriculum is based on Charlotte Mason’s philosophy that “education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.” Education is more than just the 3 “R’s” and more than just training children to score well on achievement tests.

The FSSC high school program is built around an integrated chronological study of Western Civilization beginning with the ancient world in 9th grade and finishing with the 20th century in 12th grade. The core courses for each high school grade are history, literature, art history and Bible. In addition, FSSC also offers courses in the high school science, applied-arts and performance arts. Feel free to look around.

We’ve been teaching students since 2004. Our graduates have gone on to win scholarships and admission to some pretty impressive colleges and universities.

Feel free to look around. Download an application if you’re interested.

Send us an email at: admin@schaefferstudycenter.org if you have a question that’s not answered on the website.


Sign up now for the 2017 FSSC Renaissance / Reformation Tour!

Departing on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 from Nashville TN (we can help you arrange a connecting flight if necessary) and returning on Monday, January 8th, 2018.
We will fly into Rome and explore the Ancient City, and the Treasures of the Renaissance. After 2 nights in Rome, our private coach will take us on to Florence (with a stop in Assisi to see the Basilica of St. Francis and the Frescoes by Giotto). After 2 days & nights in Florence, we head on to Innsbruck, Austria for a New Years Eve celebration in the Alps.
Week two covers the Lutherstraße in Germany. We will stay in Nuremberg, Erfurt, & Wittenberg (with an excursion to the Wartburg Castle, where Luther was hidden from the Emperor and spent several months translating the Bible into German). At the end of our trip, after a final banquet, we fly home from Berlin.
High School students (age 15 & up) with an interest in the Renaissance and Reformation are welcome to join us. Parents and friends of the Schaeffer Study Center are also welcome.
The tour is deliberately kept small – maximum of 30 participants – with our own private chartered coach and personal tour guides & managers at every hotel & stop. The tour is led by FSSC Director Rob Shearer, Luther scholar, Fulbright Fellow in Germany, and author of Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation.
The total tour fee is $4,500 (price us locked in for you as soon as you make a deposit). The tour fee inclues airfare (to/from Nashville), hotels & all transportation in Europe, breakfast & dinner each day, and ALL museum admissions. Your only additional expenses will be for lunches and souveneirs.
All tour arrangements are handled by Explorica – one of the leaders in student travel.