A Content-Rich Curriculum
A classical education delivers rich content which fosters a natural love for learning and thinking. Students learn about historical events, characters, stories, fables, myths, scientific facts, and mathematical proofs. They read the classics as whole books in great depth, and learn to approach books both with motivation to learn and courage to question.
A republic is best served when its citizens can formulate historically-rooted opinions, draw upon powerful myths, stories, allegories, and tales, and understand the basic workings of the natural world. Together, these abilities sustain the best kind of conversation and elevate the tenor of our common life.
A Traditional Classroom
Even in a virtual environment our teachers teach and our students study. A classical classroom prioritizes the authority of the teacher, and therewith his or her expertise and responsibility to deliver it to students. Students are not the passive recipients of knowledge, but active participants in the discussion. This disciplined and orderly environment facilitates attention, focus, and engagement.
In our classrooms, technology may be a tool, but the teachers model leadership and deliver instruction. We do not entrust the preparation of our next generation of Americans to an adult monitoring the students allegedly “learning” from a computer program.