Manors were once the dwellings of large noble families. Each Manor stood as a monument - a symbol of family, honor, and legacy. In the time of the Manor, children were born and desperately loved, just as we love our children today. Yet when it came to raising children, these noble families took an entirely different approach.There was no school, just a father and mother, and sometimes an occasional tutor. Of course schools did exist, but these great families did not trust strangers with such a critical task. That is because parents knew that the legacy of a hundred generations past and a hundred future generations were tiedup in the children God had entrusted them to raise.
So, before they could walk their mothers taught them the ways of the Lord. And when they were still very young, they followed their fathers into the fields and discovered hard work. As children today read Dr. Seuss, they read the Old Testament and New. They learned to mimic their mother's compassion and their father's courage. These children were notmarked by silliness and idleness, but with purpose and direction. Their's was an education that forged strong bodies, creative minds, and righteous hearts. In their last days, the fathers of these children rested in peace, knowing their sons were stronger, wiser, and more righteous men than they, and their daughters the perfect image of their mothers - beautiful, intelligent, and kind. The Manor was secure for the next generation.
Now, what is the Manor Way? Whether we choose public schooling, private schooling, or home schooling, The Manor Way is the conviction that as parents we are solely responsible for our children's education. It is also the belief that parents are elite educators and children are exceptional learners - capable of one-hundred times more than we ever dreamed. Finally, The Manor Way represents our dedication. No matter the cost, no matter the hardship, we will either find a way or make one. We will do whatever it takes to raise sons and daughters whose legacies honor our families and glorify our God.