About the Academy

The Classical Liberal Arts Academy was founded by William C. Michael in 2008 to research, restore, and teach the education and culture enjoyed by wise men and saints throughout history.

We provide a complete curriculum of classical and modern studies for Catholic students of all ages. Our study materials and services are currently used by:

  • homeschool families
  • private schools
  • religious communities
  • adult students

In 2022, the Classical Liberal Arts Society was established as a non-profit organization. The Classical Liberal Arts Academy now operates as a service of the Society.

If you have any questions about our work, please contact us any time.

Accreditation: In 2023, the Academy has become a member of Cognia, the largest education improvement organization in the world. While accreditation is not necessary for homeschool families, we will be exploring accreditation to determine whether it offers any benefits for our students. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on our accreditation status.

Mr. William C. Michael (Headmaster)

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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 studies classical literature and Scholastic philosophy, working on his farm, and managing the Academy’s Classical Catholic Radio program. Talks by Mr. Michael are available on the Academy YouTube channel.

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. Talks by Mrs. Michael are available on the Academy YouTube channel and her private blog.

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

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Premium Family Supporters

We thank the following families who subscribe to the Academy’s Premium Family Plan which provides the most generous support for the Academy’s work.

  • Awana Family (AZ)
  • Bollig Family (CT)
  • Casey Family (MN)
  • Cullen Family (WI)
  • Fenetz Family (LA)
  • Gulding Family (TX)
  • Haselbarth Family (PA)
  • Lopez Family (NY)
  • Lynch Family (GA)
  • Mushtare Family (HI)
  • Peletier Family (PA)
  • Scott Family (AZ)
  • State Family (AL)

Contact Us

Classical Liberal Arts Society
Phone: (909) 281-7025
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