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

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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

CLAA Gifts & Apparel

Dear friends, When the CLAA opened in 2009, we made some school gifts and casual apparel available and it was very popular among families.   We’ve been asked many times since about doing so again and have finally re-connected with CafePress to make similar products available again.   The products available can be found at www.classicalliberalarts.com/gifts, and … Continue

St. John of the Cross (Dec. 24)

Note:  St. John of the Cross is portrayed throughout the film, “Teresa of Avila”, which is highly recommended.  Click here to watch. The father of St. John was discarded by his kindred for marrying a poor orphan, and the Saint, thus born and nurtured in poverty, chose it also for his portion. Unable to learn … Continue