ABOUT CLASSICAL PREP

Classical Preparatory School is a tuition-free charter school that provides a traditional classical/liberal arts education to students in grades K-12th.

This model of education predominated in the past, and there has been a dramatic resurgence in the number of such schools in the last several years. So what is a classical, liberal arts education, and why is the model becoming so popular again?

The heart of classical education is the liberal arts curriculum. The word liberal derives from the Latin liber, meaning “free.” The classical educational model reflects the education of freedom and a free person. It presents students with a rich and varied array of content and an introduction to the history of human thought and great ideas.

Great learning requires a great curriculum. In elementary and middle school, the curriculum is focused on mastery of the knowledge needed to proceed to higher-level learning. The specificity of the curriculum ensures consistency within each grade level and prevents gaps in content from year to year. Each level develops a shared base of knowledge from which to build future learning.

The specific content that students learn is just as purposefully chosen as the curriculum. Reading is not just for reading’s sake. What our children read is just as important as the time they spend reading.

10 Habits of Classical Preparatory School

Attention
Courtesy
Order
Obedience
Reflection
Perfect Execution
Truthfulness
Memorization
Fortitude
Temperance

The History of True

Classical Learning: The Gold Standard

A classical/liberal arts education is the educational gold standard for creating innovators, thinkers, and leaders in any field. Its sole purpose is to train students how to think for themselves. On any list of the 100 most influential people in history, the vast majority received a liberal arts education, including Newton, da Vinci, Galileo, Locke, Michelangelo, Washington, Churchill, and Einstein.

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Rich Classical History

Modern Standards, Rooted in Tradition

Liberal education originated from the work of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. They realized that training solely for a career did not prepare students for the complex thought required in a self-governing society. Career education taught only what to do. While this had been sufficient in an ancient world where the powerful ruled, a new education was needed to produce the analytical and critical thought necessary in a free society.

From Socrates until the last 50 years, education in the free world was understood to serve this greater purpose. Charter, private, and magnet schools are bringing back this time-tested model. Classical Prep joins the growing number of schools offering to a new generation of scholars a liberal education, something more relevant than ever in today’s complex and ever-changing world.

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