Scholé Academy: Restful, Classical Learning Online
Interactive online courses, pairing classical curriculum with a restful (scholé) pedagogy.
Our instructors foster deep engagement to cultivate learning that lasts.
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~ by Phaedra Shaltanis ~ And now for the kiss of the wind, And the touch of the air's soft hands, With the rest from strife and the heat of life, With the freedom of lakes and lands. -Paul Laurence Dunbar, “In Summer” Here at last! We’ve planned and toiled, studied...
~ by Amanda Reeves ~ A quick internet search for why students should study Latin offers many defenses of the language. Articles suggest that Latin students perform better on standardized exams, have a wider English vocabulary, and learn other languages more easily. I...
~ by Emily Brigham ~ Before teaching for Scholé, I previously taught at another school, and one of my favorite traditions was the “morning circle.” My first grade class and I began our days circled around, going through a repertoire of poems, verses, and songs. This...
~ by Alison Haley ~ Student: “Do I need to show my work?” I can still remember sitting in middle school algebra and hearing our much-loved teacher urge students over and over to show their work. In my mind, it was to prevent cheating and the copying of answers from...
New & Notable
May 28th Last Day of Academic Year Courses for 2020/21
June 7th Scholé Academy and St. Raphael School End of Year Grade Reports
June 7th Summer Programs Start!
July 15th, Community Book Club- The Four Cardinal Virtues (“Fortitude”) by Josef Pieper, 7pm EASTERN
Steps to Enrollment
We offer a wide range of courses and programs to meet the individual needs of our community. Courses can be found through Scholé Academy, dual enrollment with the University of St. Katherine, the Scholé Academy Tutoring Center, and the St. Raphael School.
Our goal at Scholé Academy is to help match prepared students for new course challenges and provide them the best opportunity for success. To help families, instructors, and administrators in this endeavor, Scholé Academy administers placement assessments in order to get to know each student and find the best learning environment for him or her, as we seek to educate our students well and wisely.
Explore our courses!
First, read the available course descriptions, noting prerequisites, target grades, and course objectives. If you think your student is prepared for the course, go ahead and register. After registration, a placement assessment may be provided to students, depending on the course and the student’s previous enrollment with Scholé Academy. Registration is finalized when the student’s placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.
Read the Student-Parent Handbook.
Please take careful note of our teaching philosophy, our technology requirements, our school policies, the parent agreement, and the distinctions between our grade levels.
Double-check the course section dates and times.
Make sure they don’t conflict with other activities in your schedule or other courses you are purchasing. Our system will not catch double-bookings!
You’re ready to add course selections to your cart!
Our Assistant to the Principal will be in touch with you after your enrollment to help you with next steps, including any placement evaluations that may be required for your course selections.
This registration will be finalized when the student’s placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.
We like that the courses help the students strive for excellence while at the same time keeping them engaged and happy in their work. I truly don’t know how you do this! The balance of rigor and ease is amazing.
We do not have any local Christian classical schools and I love that we have the opportunity to attend one of the best from our own home. Having a little less on my plate allows me to have some space to care for my own soul, which is necessary in the marathon of homeschooling.
Scholé Academy has been life-changing for our homeschool. Thank you for introducing my family to the idea of scholé, or restful learning. It is wonderful to learn from a place of rest and peace and joy.
Teaching for Scholé Academy has been a tremendous joy. The staff, students, and other faculty members have enriched my life and helped me grow as a teacher. It truly is a unique place to teach and learn; it’s what an educational environment should look like.
Through its curricula and unique approach, Scholé Academy has successfully achieved harmony between vigorous academics and restful contemplation. Poignant conversation and written work challenge students in welcoming environments that encourage authentic learning. Scholé’s wide variety of classes, excellent leadership, and faithful adherence to its philosophy make it a top choice for home educators.
The [Writing & Rhetoric] program inspires excellence in speaking, writing, and reading through the practice of elocution, repetition, imitation, and slow reading each week. The community atmosphere of the class keeps learning fresh!