Classical Education

The greatest thinkers throughout the ages, including Archimedes, Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Shakespeare, and Thomas Jefferson, all had one thing in common: a Classical Education. A Classical Education represents a return to a time-tested educational philosophy that was standard in the United States and the western world until the early 20th century. In recent years, Classical schools have revived across the nation, with amazing results.

Classical Education utilizes:

  • a systematic, building-block approach to learning
  • a focus on core academic subjects and the study of some of the greatest works in the history of the western world
  • historical timeframes to structure learning (Ancient, Medieval, Modern)
  • integration across subject disciplines
  • a pattern of education known as the Trivium

Read more about Classical Education at Eagle Ridge Academy 

Benefits of a Classical Education include:

  • higher student achievement
  • greater satisfaction among teachers and parents
  • inspiration for a life-long passion for learning
  • the encouragement of each student's natural sense of curiosity and discovery
  • training of the mind in the fundamental intellectual habits of critical and logical thought, persuasive writing and speaking, and the recognition of truth, beauty and goodness
  • preparation for participation in public life and debate
  • cultivation of the character traits that lead to a virtuous life: integrity, honesty, respect, perseverance, self-discipline, and hard work 

Read more about Friends of Education on Classical Education and the Trivium