What is Classical Education?
Classical Education is a centuries old methodology aimed at forming young minds through the emphasis of language and mathematics. The aim of Classical Education is to equip students with the “tools” of learning teaching them how to think and be life-long learners. This approach focuses on the modeling of virtue, the maturing of the intellect, and the ability to powerfully express oneself to others.
Latin is unapologetically incorporated beginning in the 3rd grade. There are many benefits to studying Latin, including a greater knowledge and appreciation for our English language, and ease of studying other languages, a greater appreciation for classical literature, and higher SAT scores.
For more on Classical Education please see CCA’s distinctive elements and also our list of recommended reading.
What's in a Name?
The essence of the Christian worldview is grace. Two thousands years ago Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus that Christians exist ”for the praise of his glorious grace” (Eph. 1:6). Charis Classical Academy exists for the same reason. The Greek work “charis” /care-iss/ means grace and grace is the guiding value for all aspects of this educational institution. It is the sustaining sun around which this Christian, Classical, and University Model school will orbit. Anything less would be hopeless moralism that harms children and robs God of the glory due his name. Grace. It’s what we all need. It’s what Charis Classical Academy is all about.