Aristotle (384-322 BC) If we only read Moses, David, Solomon and Plato, we would have an education that rivaled history’s greatest scholars. However, the efficiency of instruction desired to make as many wise students as possible is not to be found among the early masters. Moses left us the Law. … Read more.
Dear friends, It will be along time before any “high school” students take up the formal study of Classical Astronomy in Ptolemy’s Almagest. In fact, few may ever do so. It’s very difficult and will likely require the help of a tutor. As an alternative, I recommend that students study … Read more.
https://youtu.be/BlYYkbzNYA4 The Problem with “Modern” Catholicism No, it’s not the Second Vatican Council. No, it’s not the “Novus Ordo” Mass. No, it’s not scandals in the clergy. No, it’s not the use of the English language. No, it’s not Pope Francis. The common scapegoats attacked by Catholics are superficial … Read more.
The most important study in the classical Catholic curriculum is, without question, the art of Reasoning. In the Classical Liberal Arts Academy, we study all of Aristotle’s works on the subject, contained in his famous “Organon”. I believe this first video, introducing Aristotle’s Categories, give a good introduction to the … Read more.
It’s common to hear homeschool parents speak about their plans to “raise saints”, but the results of 40+ years of homeschooling in America suggest we’re not doing that. We may be raising children who have higher test scores than their public school peers, and children who do well avoid scandalous … Read more.
The Classical Liberal Arts Academy is the only source for the education that existed throughout Church history. Anything else called “classical” or “Catholic” has no basis in history. In the Academy, I have provided all of the evidence necessary to support these claims, and add more to it with this … Read more.
The goal of education is not to lead students to practice the skills of wise men or successful professionals, but to teach them the objective content of the arts and sciences needed to do so if and when they choose to. In a classical liberal arts education, we avoid the … Read more.
Many coming into the Classical Liberal Arts Academy treat me with suspicion when I speak of teaching the seven classical liberal arts. Throughout history, the classical liberal arts were the ONLY studies known to Catholics, and the focus of the education of every saint you can name. In fact, the … Read more.
In the first lesson, we considered the philosophical foundations of the classical liberal arts curriculum and tracked its earliest progress. We saw that God equipped man with a reasonable soul. We looked at the operations of the mind and how the mind relentlessly attacks any and every object of perception. … Read more.