Careful consideration of circumstances and consequencesLooks like
Pausing to thinkSounds like
I should wait before I respond.Read More
Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress; for thy name's sake lead me and guide me, take me out of the net which is hidden for me, for thou art my refuge. Into thy hand I commit my spirit; thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God. Thou hatest those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD.Read More
St. John Baptist de La SalleDates
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Classical Education seeks to form students in and through a curriculum and culture which:
Introduces students to transcendent realities reflecting Truth, Beauty and Goodness; is structured and integrated, not only the transmission of knowledge but also the integration and synthesis of information.
Focuses on the acquisition of knowledge through reading by focusing whenever possible on original texts and classics.
Presents various academic disciplines in a sequence corresponding to a pupil’s developing ability to think abstractly, and in an age and developmentally appropriate manner.
Studies not simply individual academic disciplines, but also specifically essential truths that transcend the disciplines- especially those truths emphasizing human dignity and worth.
Develops a sense of Wonder and a love for learning.
Assists the students to become self-motivated and self-correcting learners.
Trains the mind in the tools of learning using the Trivium:
- The Grammar Stage (Grades K-4) which focuses on presenting information, the broad acquisition of facts and laying the foundation of knowledge.
- The Logic Stage (Grades 5-8) which focuses on organizing information gathered in the Grammar Stage, making connections and learning to evaluate evidence.
- The Rhetoric Stage (Grades 9-12) which focuses on synthesizing and learning to express increasingly complex insights with eloquence and precision.
The curriculum of Donahue Academy draws on the philosophy and design animating the Core Curriculum at Ave Maria University.