On Education

“Education is the food of youth, the delight of old age, the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity, and the provocation to grace in the soul.” - St. Augustine

What is Classical Education?

Classical Christian education is an intentional approach to teaching and learning in which students are:

Grounded in Piety, Governed by Theology

All subjects are taught through the lens of a solid Christian worldview.

Trained in the Liberal Arts

The liberal arts of language and mathematics train students to reason well and develop virtue.

Cultivated by Classical Content

The content of the canon of Western Civilization, including the Great Books, provides the intellectual environment in which students grow in wisdom.

Blogs, Podcasts and Articles about Classical Christian Education

My family delights in finding older, out-of-print books on Christian education because I delight in reading them. Written by Christian pedagogues in the 1800s or earlier, such books become a time capsule for all of us interested in passing on the best of classical Christian education. In a recent find… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-14
Source: Memoria Press
About The GuestDavid V. Hicks retired in 2015 as Chief Academic Officer for Meritas LLC, a company based in Chicago that owned and operated K-12 college preparatory schools worldwide.  The day after his retirement, Meritas was sold to Nord Anglia Education.   Before joining Meritas, Hicks spent thirty years in independent… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-13
It’s generally accepted that children need good stories. It’s not generally accepted that good stories are the most important thing read to children. We moderns think of fiction as a treat, a bonus, or an escape; it’s nice but certainly not something we have to require for school. This is… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-13
While recording for his new ClassicalU course on teaching, school leadership, and the history of education, David Hicks sat down for a conversation. In this first of two parts, he shares about the Christian life, classical architecture, monasticism, and his forthcoming book The Stones Cry Out (releasing fall of 2024… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-13
New York AG Tries to Censor Information About Abortion Pill Reversal Bradley Evans June 12, 2024… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-12
About this Episode CDA Dallas Campus leaders gather to discuss "The Lost Tools of Learning", an infamous essay presented by Dorothy Sayers in the 1940s, and referenced by Malcolm Guite in his May 2024 CDA Commencement address. Hear more about Dorothy Sayers, and how the Classical Christian school tradition has… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-12
Repetitio Mater Studiorum. “Repetition is the mother of learning.” In our classical tradition we exalt repetition as a valuable tool for learning. But beyond prizing repetition as an aid in memorizing individual goals (Latin grammar forms, multiplication tables, Shakespeare soliloquies), a connected classical curriculum offers valuable repetition about important truths… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-12
Source: Memoria Press
In the Spring 2024 issue of The Classical Teacher, Martin wrote about 12 great Christian novels. In this episode, we dive deeper into these 12 novels, why Martin picked them, and why you should read them. You'll hear about themes of redemption, morality, and the providential world. And, you'll discover… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-12
I remember my very first exposure to Shakespeare. I was in the fourth grade, and I found a book that summarized a variety of ballet… The post Shakespeare’s Seat in the Classroom  appeared first on The Consortium of Classical Christian Educators…. Read more
Published on: 2024-06-12
Increasingly, teachers are encountering students who don’t know how to read. This is especially problematic for those who are teaching in classical schools dedicated to studying substantive works of literature…. Read more
Published on: 2024-06-12
Source: Cana Academy
“Writing between the lines” means to annotate the text. Seminar leaders want their students to be close readers, intelligent discussants, and clear writers. Annotation fuels all three essential skills. It focuses the reader in a disciplined and productive way…. Read more
Published on: 2024-06-12
Source: Cana Academy
Instrument 2: Discipline As we continue to look at the the three educational instruments we use at Veritas Christi, to train students to become discerning thinkers, eloquent communicators, and virtuous ambassadors of Christ, we’ll discuss the instrument of discipline. When we talk about discipline, we’re talking about practicing the habits… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-11
At Veritas Christi, we believe that because we are made in the image of God, we are designed to naturally love learning. Our minds, bodies, and souls are designed to find joy in growing in knowledge, wisdom and virtue, and to love true, good, and beautiful ideas. Therefore, we make… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-11
Looking for some refreshment this summer?  Spend a little time reading aloud together as a family!  Listen in this week as Lisa shares three big benefits of reading as a family. Bonus?  Lisa reads aloud three stories from the Copper Lodge Library’s Kings of Rome series (a perfect lead in… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-11
John J. Miller is joined by Mark Cirino of the University of Evansville to discuss Ernest Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms.'… Read more
Published on: 2024-06-11

The Good Soil Report

Released in January of 2020, The Good Soil Report is a 2018-19 comparative study of 24-42 year old alumni from public, secular private, Catholic, evangelical Christian, religious homeschool, and ACCS (classical Christian) schools, on topics of life-choices, preparation, attitudes, values, opinions, and practices.

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