What is a Classical Education?

We are a tuition-free classical charter school located in Flower Mound, Texas, and running in partnership with Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative.

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.


Recommended Books

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


Recommended Articles

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