Regents School of Oxford exists to provide a classical, gospel-centered education to disciple our students to love, serve, and glorify God.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible in its entirety is a divine revelation, and we submit to the authority of His Holy Scripture, acknowledging it to be inerrantly inspired by God and to carry the full weight of His authority.
We believe in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all things, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right of the Father, in His personal return in power and glory. The Father and the risen ascended Son have sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in the hearts of believers, effecting their regeneration and operating in their sanctification. This same Holy Spirit brings His people together to form a corporate community of believers.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the triune God has established a visible church which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit under the authoritative regulation of Holy Scripture, exercising discipline and administering the sacraments, and preaching the gospel of Christ.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, on the merit of Christ alone. This faith without its accompanying works is dead.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved to the resurrection of eternal life; they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.
We believe that the substance of these statements is that which will be considered primary doctrine at Regents. Secondary or divisive doctrines and issues will not be presented as primary doctrine. When these types of doctrine arise, they will be referred to the family and local churches for final authority.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as either male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27).
We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union (Gen. 218-25; 1 Cor. 6:18, 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4).
Statement of Understanding:
In addition to the key belief statements within the Statement of Faith, the belief statement below will be unapologetically taught to the students in the classroom.
Regents believes and teaches that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps. 139).
School of Grammar
In Grammar school students begin gathering the building blocks of their education. Students memorize facts such as historical dates, timelines, and parts of speech as well as develop basic skills like multiplication or sentence formation. Teachers use songs, chants, activities, and stories to draw students into the joy of learning.
School of Logic
As students reach the school of Logic, they begin earnestly seeking to understand the "logic" of the facts and skills they learned in their early years. They want to know how things fit together and why they matter. Students learn formal logic, and spend extensive time in discussion.
School of Rhetoric
The final stage of the Trivium is Rhetoric. Students take the ideas and skills they have learned in Grammar and Logic, and then learn to apply and express these ideas persuasively, winsomely, and wisely.