Understanding Christian Education

The Classical Curriculum of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy

This is a reprint of a popular article published in 2012. If you’re a parent, you are responsible for providing your children with a sound Christian education. Obviously, that includes a sound faith formation program, but what about everything else? Look, for example, at the painting featured with ths article. It is titled “Triumph of … Continue

Why Study Greek and Latin?

Desiderius Erasmus

It’s the 21st centry.  The dominant languages in the world are English, Chinese and Spanish. Why study Greek and Latin? The Classical Liberal Arts Academy maintains the rigorous classical language studies of the Catholic schools of the past and when we use the word “past” we are not thinking 1950s past, but 1600s, 1200s and … Continue

Why Choose the CLAA?

This is a reprint of a popular article published in 2011. I. Tests for Catholic Study Programs Test 1.  Does your study program have historical proof of success? Some schools and study programs try to sell their services by boasting of accreditations, college admissions and standardized test scores.  You should know that every public school … Continue

Why Modern Schools Fail

This is a reprint of a popular article published in 2009. When I say “modern education”, you will probably think you know what I’m talking about–but I bet you don’t.  As I’ll show in this article, schools of every sort, from public schools to Christian home schools are guilty of being “modern” in the philosophical … Continue

Understanding Homeschool Laws

This is a reprint of a popular article published in 2009. Nearly 2,400 years ago, Aristotle explained why a society ruled by laws is better than one ruled by judges.  Read his explanation carefully:  “First, to find one man, or a few men, who are sensible persons and capable of legislating and administering justice is … Continue

Why Abraham?

This is a reprint of a popular article published in 2011.  In very ancient times, God chose Abraham out of all the men on earth, to become the father of His chosen people, the nation of Israel.  God spoke to Abraham and commanded him to leave his homeland and move his household to a place … Continue

What the GED Proves about K-12 Education

A GED test prep book

Colleges rarely pay much attention to the “homeschool diploma” because no one knows what it represents. For most families, it’s simply an attempt at a modern high school diploma. But what is this high school diploma, and what does it signify? Children today spend 13 years working for a high school diploma.  It doesn’t matter … Continue

Education for Traditional Catholic Families

For most Catholic families who identify as “traditional Catholics”, the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) is judged to be the dividing mark between the traditional and modern Catholic Church.  While this may be true for matters of worship and liturgy, it is not true for education.  In fact, the problems that led to the controversies of … Continue

Enjoy the Holiday

Dear friends, For some odd reason, homeschool parents tend to get anxious when the end of a term arrives.  I feel it in support as parents who have scarcely been in contact are suddenly in a panic–as my family begins closing up for the holiday.  School kids, on the other hand, are being dismissed for … Continue