What is a Classical Education?
Classical education helped to propel Western Civilization to the top of the world in civic institutions, personal liberty, philanthropy, economic enterprise, technological innovation, and relative safety and security. It is rooted in an approach from ancient Greece and Rome that developed over a long period of time in the West.
Classical schools take an approach to education characterized by a traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum and pedagogy, and an orientation towards truth, beauty, and goodness that aims to cultivate wise and virtuous citizens.
Climbing Parnassus, Tracy Lee Simmons
Tending the Heart of Virtue, Vigen Guroian
Why Don’t Students Like School?, Daniel Willingham
The Art of Teaching, Gilbert Highet
The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis
Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch
The Idea of a University, John Henry Newman
The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools, E.D. Hirsch
A Classical Education for Modern Times, Terrence Moore, headmaster at Atlanta Classical Academy
A Classical Education: Back to the Future, Stanley Fish, professor of humanities and law at Florida International University
The Benefits of a Classical Education, Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Inc
Silicon Valley Needs Humanities Students, Vivek Wadhwa, fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance
Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers, Scott Samuelson, associate professor at Kirkwood Community College
Classical Education: The Oldest Ideas for the Youngest Minds, Jason Caros, headmaster at Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville
The Missing Link in Reading Comprehension and Academic Achievement, Jason Caros, headmaster at Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville
How to Grow Virtue, Sam Vanderplas, former headmaster at Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound