Classical Catholic Education

St. Thomas Aquinas, author of the Summa Theologica
Are your Catholic children studying what saints like Thomas Aquinas did? If not, why not?

Give your students the same classical Catholic education enjoyed by saints and wise men throughout history in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy.

Marketing experts say that visitors aren’t interested in reading text on websites. Well, if you want to give your children a classical Catholic education, you’re going to need to do some reading.

As Catholics, we inherit thousands of years of the world’s finest educational works. We inherit the inspired words of divine revelation, along with the works of prophets and saints like Moses, Solomon, St. Paul, St.Augustine, Boethius, St. Thomas Aquinas, Emmanuel Alvarez, Erasmus and more. We also inherit the approved classical works of philosophers like Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Cicero, Seneca and others. Yet, when we look at modern Catholic school programs, we find none of these works being studied or taught. Modern educational requirements, along with worldly distractions and excessive idleness and recreation have pushed the works of the wise out of modern school programs–and we are going to fix that.

If you’re a Catholic parent or adult student who wants to return to the academic excellence of classical Cathoic education, we can help. In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we are working to research, restore, publish and teach the classical Catholic curriculum and make it available for students of all ages in the 21st century.

Real Classical Catholic Education

Modern “classical” schools make use of gimmicks and false advertising to persuade parents that they offer something worth paying tuition for–but they don’t. Whether it’s the “Great Books”, the “Socratic Method”, Dorothy Sayers, Charlotte Mason, it’s all the same modern stuff presented in different colors. Any honest examination of the programs will find this to be true.

In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we don’t make any false promises to parents. We don’t pretend that a student working 5 hours a day, less than half the days of the year, can have the same education saints and wise men did in the past. We don’t attempt to attract students by offering watered-down courses or colorful textbooks. We don’t try to dazzle parents with images of saints and philosophers whose works aren’t actually studied in our program. We simply offer Catholic families the real classical Catholic curriculum studied and taught by wise men and saints throughout history. This education offers students the greatest benefits, and requires a commitment of time, money and effort from parents and students.

Simplify Catholic Homeschooling

Most homeschool programs were designed by book-sellers to sell boxes of books. In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, no books need to be purchased and there are no confusing service fees. Enrollment is very simple, very affordable and very flexible. You can choose to enroll a student in courses individually, purchase a subscription plan for a student that include all courses, or do the same for the entire family.

  • One course: $125 (self-paced, no expiration)
  • One student: $25 per month (all courses included)
  • One family: $100 per month (all courses included)

Beginning in the fall of 2021, all courses will include tutorial videos, online/printable study materials and graded assessments.

It’s that simple.

Understanding Classical Catholic Education

Click here to download a free copy of "Understanding Classical Catholic Education" by William C. Michael

Parents cannot give what they do not have and, while we provide all of the study materials and support they will need, it is important for parents to have a working understanding of what classical Catholic education is. In 2009, Mr. Michael taught a course on the subject for Catholic parents, which was very popular. In 2020, Mr. Michael collected his lessons and made them available in a free book for Catholic parents, titled “Understanding Classical Catholic Education“.

“When we began our homeschool journey, we knew we wanted to give our children a Classical and Catholic education. After trying a program that claimed to be “classical”, we felt something was missing and not exactly what we were looking for. We searched for another classical program and found the CLAA. It was and is exactly what we wanted for our children. It is truly a classical and Catholic program and our children have grown in so many ways through their studies. We have been using the program for 10 years and will continue using it for all of our children. We are so grateful for the continual guidance and help we have received.”

Free Catholic Homeschool Consultation

If you’re a Catholic homeschooling parent who can be honest about your experience, we know that you have questions–and we want to answer every one of them. The first step in providing your children with a true classical Catholic education is to request a free homeschool consultation.  Answer a few questions about your family and your homeschool goals, and Mr. Michael will provide a recorded video consultation, delivered by email, within a few days. This is the best way to get started on sure footing, taking one step at a time.

The Classical Liberal Arts Academy is working to research, restore, publish and teach the classical Catholic curriculum studied and taught by saints and wise men throughout history.