Classical education aims to recover lost tools of learning in order to cultivate wise and virtuous men and women who will be responsible citizens of our republic.
- Classical virtues, as well as principles in self-government and civility, are identified and clearly taught in a seamless manner through course content.
- The curriculum is knowledge-rich and built around the belief that there is a common body of knowledge all members of our society should master in the core areas and in the Fine Arts.
- Emphasis is placed on minds-on learning and on fostering a spirit of inquiry in students.
- Standardized tests do not drive the curriculum.
- Literacy is taught through explicit phonics and traditional grammar and composition.
- Logic and rhetoric are emphasized in the upper grades.
- Greek and Latin root words are taught in upper elementary grades. Latin studies are an integral part of the upper school curriculum.
- Mathematical and scientific knowledge is pursued for their own sakes, not merely for their practical applications.
- Literature and history instruction is rooted in primary sources and in great books.
- Instruction in the Fine Arts includes theory, history, and performance.
- Students are trained in study skills, planning and organization, a close reading of the text, and note-taking.
- The importance is placed on bodily fitness and physical education in concert with fit minds.
- Co-curricular and extra-curricular academic and athletics activities are offered and encouraged to promote a well-ordered and well-rounded experience for students.