CLASSICAL EDUCATION

EWTN NEWS STORY ON CLASSICAL EDUCATION

The video story is about St. Jerome Academy in Maryland and their switch to a classical curriculum. It does a very good job in presenting how parental concerns about "modern" educational methods have become the impetus for seeking a better way.


The classical curriculum model is not new, but it is tried and true. This video is one story of a parish family who adopted the Latin Trivium from the Catholic perspective..

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Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education inspires and equips Catholic educators to renew today’s Catholic schools by drawing on the Church’s tradition of education, which frees teachers and students for the joyful pursuit of faith, wisdom, and virtue..


This site is full of information and resources on the classical tradition of liberal education. Two of St. John Vianney Academy's advisors can be found here as well.


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NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

Will More Catholic Schools Pivot From Common Core to Classical Education?

Amid the debate over Common Core, the classical-education movement is gaining traction among Catholics.


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The Common Core vs. the Classical Roots of Catholic Education

In 1977, National Review reprinted a 30-year-old speech given by English mystery author, Dorothy Sayers, on the topic of education. In it, she pointed out evident deficiencies in public discourse that revealed fundamental flaws in British education at the time.  She whimsically proposed as a remedy a return to the Trivium-based education that formed some of the greatest minds in history, little dreaming that her proposals would be taken seriously.


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Making the switch to classical curricula...

Most schools today are geared toward college and career-readiness. These schools aren’t forming children to be saints, say classical education advocates.


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Classical Education Can Purge a Multitude of Sins

"A classical curriculum does not propose that a student merely “shake hands” and develop a passing acquaintance with the greatest thinkers, the greatest artists, saints, and prophets, but rather that he becomes so wholly habituated to their thoughts and words, their prayers and psalms, their masterpieces of art and music, that he himself becomes like those great people."


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DENVER CATHOLIC

Here are two articles in the Denver Catholic:


What is Classical education?

Going crazy for classical education!


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