In order to provide an inside look at Academia Cristiana (Dario Christian Academy), we interviewed a 14 year old student who is in his fourth year of attendance. Clistenes Javier has lived in Dario his whole life. He shared some of his views on his school, his faith, and more when we talked with him early in July.
How long have you attended Academia Cristiana?
Since I was 11, in 7th grade. I also have two younger siblings who attend [DCA] as well.
Where did you go to school before?
I attended the local public elementary school before.
What are the differences between Academia Cristiana and the school you previously attended?
The environment here has more freedom. We get to play on the fields and practice sports.
What is your favorite sport?
Baseball. My parents taught me to play when I was young and now I like to play more and more.
What is your favorite subject or class in school?
Math, because it is cool when you understand it. I’m good at math.
What do you want to do after high school?
I want to continue studying [at a University]….not sure after that.
How has going to Academia Cristiana helped you in your relationship with God?
It has helped a lot, I used to just be enclosed to what my parents told me….used to go to the Catholic church but now I go to an evangelical church.
What have you learned about God?
The connection I can have with God, not through someone else in the church. It’s a real, personal relationship.
How are you involved at church?
I do drama at the church and I’m also involved in a discipleship group. In the group, we learn from the New Testament how to treat and love one another and forgive one another. There are four people in my [small] group and it [discipleship class] meets once a week on Tuesdays.
What would you want to tell supporters of the school?
Tell them thank you for all the support and for helping me and maybe it will be helping my future children as well.
How can we pray for you?
Pray for my parents to get along, they just split up again. Pray for peace for my family.