Carden is a Christian school educating children in junior kindergarten through 8th grade. Our mission is to help children find joy by improving the mind, developing the heart, and lifting others. Our goal is for our students to become lifelong learners who hold a genuine love and appreciation for the beauty in the world and are grounded in gratitude and truth.

Improving the Mind: We hold our students to a high academic standard. Our proven method incorporates small group teaching and includes classic literature, language arts, writing, history, math, and science. Carden students clearly and confidently express their own ideas in all areas of learning. Our strong liberal arts program refines self-expression through the arts, writing, and speaking.

Developing the Heart: As students experience the beauty and goodness in the world, they find joy. Grounded in gratitude and truth, they reverence God and celebrate America's heritage.

Lifting Others: We cultivate well-rounded, dignified students who find happiness in doing for other. As they master self, students learn accountability and develop kindness, respect, and esteem for their fellow beings.

Mae Carden said, “Life is a joy, and so should be learning.” Through a classical education, Carden students experience joy - the joy of childhood, the joy of wonder and beauty, and the joy of individual creativity. The knowledge, skills, and moral habits they learn at Carden enable them to lead productive, happy lives in the service of others.