This morning, on the way to Mass, my wife and I had a discussion about our children’s education and experience in education in general. We talked about a topic that I think would be good to share, which I’d like to talk about in in this talk today. And the … Read more.
In the Academy’s “Aesop’s Fables” course, students are asked to identify the moral of each fable that they read. Sometimes, the moral is pretty clear and all students say the same thing. One fable on which students disagree is the fable of “The Cock and the Jewel“. Read the text … Read more.
In the Middle Ages, few Catholic scholars paid much attention to the original language of the New Testament Scriptures. The Latin Vulgate was established from around 360 AD as the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church, and it was treated as if it was divinely inspired by Catholics for … Read more.
In Baltimore Catechism II, students preparing for Confirmation (ages 8+) are treated to many excellent lessons. One such lesson is that which teaches them about the history and meaning of the “Hail Mary”. One sobering lesson explains to them why we ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for us … Read more.
In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we study Pliny’s Natural History. In this course, we study the Roman philosopher’s classic work on nature, but in chapter 5 of the second book, he speaks of God, giving us a window into the religious ideas of wise men as the Church was … Read more.
I’d like to discuss an important topic that’s central to what we do in the classical Liberal Arts Academy and will become increasingly so as we pursue the long term objective of our program, which is to provide extraordinary students with a degree in a bachelor in classical Christian studies … Read more.
In our studies, there’s a difference between having a good, general education and having an education that prepares us for our duties in life. We must pursue both simultaneously, and that requires that we understand the difference between mastery and familiarity in our studies. When we consider the chief end … Read more.
In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we do not support the modern K-12 curriculum. We do not believe that the modern 180-day academic calendar should be allowed to limit Christian education. Real classical Catholic study requires far more dedication and toil than modern secular education recommends and Christian students cannot … Read more.
Dear friends, As of today, September 11, 2021, subscription plans are no longer available for new enrollments in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. Families who have enrolled with subscription plans may continue with their current subscriptions, but no new subscription plans will be available. Enrollment will be simplified as we … Read more.
Over the past 13 years, while working to research and restore the classical Catholic curriculum enjoyed by saints and wise men throughout history, I have also been working to learn as much as possible about all of the new technology that is changing education forever. I have experimented with every … Read more.