Classical Catholic Education

Classical Catholic Education is free in the Classical Liberal Arts Arts Academy.

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For 25 years, we have worked to research, restore, publish and teach the classical Catholic curriculum. In 2022, we are making this curriculum available to all students at no cost. This includes:

  • access to all online courses
  • access to all needed study materials
  • access to tutorial videos

Online Course Enrollment

Enroll in one or more of our online courses and enjoy all of the following benefits:

  • self-paced online studies
  • no course deadlines or expiration dates
  • all needed study materials
  • online quizzes and records
  • written assignments & grading
  • student records
  • 24 hour email support

What is Classical Education?

What is “classical education”? If you’re confused about the meaning of this phrase, don’t think there’s something wrong with you. It’s probably because you’re a reasonable person who’s able to see some obvious problems.

Academy headmaster William C. Michael offers this helpful article to answer the question and help you get started in the right direction.

Student Plan

Subscribe to the Academy’s Student Plan and receive all these benefits for only $25 per month:

  • access to all online courses
  • access to all needed study materials
  • online quizzes and records
  • Written assignments & grading
  • student records
  • 24 hour email support

Want more? Add live chat support and tutoring with the Premium Student Plan.

Family Plan

Subscribe to the Academy’s Family Plan and provide paid enrollment benefits for the entire family for only $100 per month.

  • access to all online courses
  • all needed study materials
  • online quizzes and records
  • written assignments & grading
  • student records
  • 24 hour email support

Want more? Add live chat support and tutoring with the Premium Family Plan.

Free Book for Parents & Teachers

While we provide the study materials and support they will need, it is important for parents to have a working understanding of what real 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 and teachers, titled “Understanding Classical Catholic Education“. This book provides a clear explanation of what Catholic home education can–and should–look like.

Pray the Liturgy of the Hours

Throughout the Scriptures, God warns us of the vanity of trusting in our own efforts. The Psalms warn, “Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” (Psalm 126:1). Jesus warned, “Without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5). Contrary to the old Roman motto, human labor does not conquer all things.

No curriculum, no schedule, no effort will ever accomplish what the grace of God alone can–and this is the goal of true Christian education. The work of teachers, parents and students is like the work of a gardener. The gardener can till the soil, can plant the seeds, can water the ground, but God alone can cause the plant to grow.

The end of all true education is the worship of God. If we are not praying in and with the Church, we will not grow in grace and wisdom. All Catholics, as a nation of priests, are called to offer incessant prayer to God through the Liturgy of the Hours–the official prayer of the Catholic Church.

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