About the Academy

The Classical Liberal Arts Academy works to research, restore, and promote the education and culture enjoyed by wise men and saints throughout history. We work from our office located ay 102 E. Windsor St., in the historical district of downtown Monroe, NC.

Mr. William C. Michael

Image of William C. Michael, Headmaster of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy


Mr. Michael studied Classics & Ancient History at Rutgers University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He has spent 25 years researching and studying the classical liberal arts and classical philosophy full-time. Mr. Michael worked as a prep school Classics teacher from 2000-2008 before founding the Academy.

Outside of his Academy work, Mr. Michael is a Lay Dominican and enjoys taking walks in the country, attending daily Mass, praying the Rosary and Liturgy of the Hours, studying Scholastic philosophy and Sacred Scripture, and managing the Academy’s Classical Catholic Radio program.

Mr. Michael’s private members-only blog, the Catholic Classicist, is available at wcm.classicalliberalarts.com.

Mrs. Dania C. Michael


Mrs. Michael studied Classics & Elementary Education at Rutgers University, and worked as a elementary private school teacher before become a full-time homeschooling mother in 2000. She has spent over 20 years working in homeschooling and in providing homeschool support to families in the Academy.

Outside of her Academy work, Mrs. Michael is a Lay Dominican teaches faith formation at her parish, and enjoys gardening, baking and participating in the children’s extracurricular activities (wrestling, swimming, ballet, etc.).

In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we strive to be faithful to the Pope and bishops in union with him (i.e., the Magisterium) in all things. We do not support any individuals, groups or movements that disrespect, contradict or disobey the hierarchy of the Church in any way. Rather, we follow St. Ignatius of Loyola, who said, “We ought always to hold that the white which I see, is black, if the Hierarchical Church so decides it.”.

The Michael Family farm in rural North Carolina.
Our work in the Classical Liberal Arts Society is possible because of the quiet, peaceable life we enjoy in rural North Carolina.

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