Classical Education

Authentic Classical Education:

Unlike public schools and secular Classical schools which can only hint at the source of truth, beauty and goodness from the shadows, our Catholic school clearly proclaims that only in the light of the Christ does everything on heaven and earth become properly illuminated and only in Christ is the fullness of meaning and beauty manifested. The challenges of humanity will not be solved or resolved by an educational program, even if it is “traditional” or “classical.” Christ alone fully reveals man to himself and holds the key to happiness. Attempting to address humanity’s greatest questions without Him can become a dangerous habit for our children, and runs counter to the best of the Western tradition.

Our Catholic Classical Education seeks to form students in and through a curriculum and culture which: Introduces students to transcendent realities reflecting Truth, Beauty and Goodness;  Secularized classical schools may give a nod in this direction, but it is only in the context of allowing God His due place as the source and summit of all that is true, good and beautiful, that an authentic interpretation and valuing of man and of all reality is achievable. We cannot leave out Christ without consequence to our studies or to our life!

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.
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