KONOS is a concept of education based upon biblical principles.
This means that we teach that God exists and has very practical effects upon this world. The word “KONOS” is the Greek word for “cone” representing a biblical worldview. The inverted cone symbolizes God at the top of all life, not just “religious” life. His influence is seen both in creation (natural and physical sciences, geography, mathematical principles) and in His design of humans (philosophy, history, art, music, literature, technology, and law). Therefore, to be well educated means to have a thorough knowledge of theology, the sciences and the humanities.
KONOS one-day programs offer
- One day out with at-home assignments for each week (the best of both worlds)
- A classically rich, accredited academic program
- Another authority to hold your child accountable
- Group activities (plays, family programs, etc.)
- A step-by-step continuum to guarantee no gaps
- Thinking through every issue from a biblical viewpoint
- Absorbing, fun projects the KONOS way
- Positive peer influence
- Experienced teachers to assess student performance
What is distinctive about KONOS?
coordinating with parents
“We can’t even begin to tell you what a positive impact Konos…has had on our son. Before Konos, he had been enrolled in both public and private school settings. These environments were not good fits…and we watched him flounder academically, spiritually, and socially… Fortunately, God guided us straight to Konos, and that made all the difference! (The teachers) have been lifesavers to us, combined with a rich curriculum and a wonderful mix of other students and families. Learning is a lot more fun and meaningful now. And we believe our son is getting the very best educational foundation he could possibly have to prepare him for whatever God has in store for his future.”
–S.C.H., KONOS ACADEMY parents
The scope and depth of the integrated course of study has provided (our daughter) with an informed and settled Christian worldview that I wish I’d enjoyed at her age.
–BH, KONOS ACADEMY Father
After meeting at L’Abri and marrying in 1971, Charles and Carole Thaxton incorporated KONOS, Inc. as a teaching, training, counseling center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
After moving to Dallas, where Charles worked with Probe Ministries, the Thaxtons resolved to teach their own children according to the KONOS model of incorporating academic subjects within a character development framework and called their home-school KONOS ACADEMY. Carole Thaxton and Jessica Hulcy co-authored the popular KONOS CURRICULUM unit studies. While teaching and counseling at the Julian Center in Julian, California, Charles continued to speak to thousands of university students throughout the world. Meanwhile, Carole spoke at hundreds of conferences about how to teach the KONOS way while teaching their own children and leading home-school coops. Charles’ first book The Mystery of Life’s Origin (Thaxton, Bradley, Olsen) was translated into Romanian in 1986, which led to his grand entrance into the university lecture halls of Romania after their revolution. Translation of The Mystery of Life’s Origin and later The Soul of Science (co-authored with Nancy Pearcey) into several Eastern European languages, led to extensive travel throughout Eastern Europe. The Thaxton family decided to reside in Prague for six years for more intensive ministry within the most atheistic country in Europe — the Czech Republic. Carole’s forte of education and counseling prepared her not only for home-schooling their own sons but in founding the KONOS ACADEMY OF PRAGUE, an English-speaking Christian worldview school, and for counseling English-speaking families living abroad on parenting and education issues. After Charles’ radical cancer and subsequent amputation, the Thaxtons moved to Fayetteville, GA, and began KONOS ACADEMY in 2001.