It is a fundamental belief of Classical Academy that every child is made in the image and likeness of God. Consequently, Classical Academy recognizes the intrinsic value inherent in each child, as well as their unique individuality. It is for this reason that all students of Classical Academy are at all times treated with honor and respect by faculty members and administrators. At the same time, each student operates within a school community among peers and instructors. Therefore, just as students are expected to be treated with dignity by their peers and instructors, so too will they be expected to treat their peers and their instructors with the respect owed to them. And so, to ensure the proper civility and education of all students, Classical Academy holds all students and faculty to a high standard of conduct and discipline.
Classical Academy’s curriculum is centered on understanding subject matter rather than merely memorizing it. The curriculum thus incorporates three teaching models into its program: Socratic methodology, lecturing, and the project-based learning. The Socratic Method involves teaching through dialogue, just as Socrates did with his pupils. The lecture method consists of monologues and presentations with opportunities for questions. Lastly, the project-based method provides students with the opportunity to learn through real experiences and creative engagement with the subject matter.
Finally, Classical Academy focuses on the individual needs of its students. Classical Academy has a very small student-teacher ratio so that teachers can adapt their curriculums and teaching methods to the needs of their students on a weekly or sometimes daily basis. Moreover, to accommodate the diverse interests of its students, Classical Academy offers courses across a wide range of subjects, from industrial arts to music, from Honors English Composition to Physics, from Philosophy to Embroidery.
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