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 Dr. Amy Richards ~Is classical education only for the most academically gifted students? Often, we associate classical education with a rigorous academic program for the brightest students. We might suppose that classical education’s purpose is to expose these...
~ by Grace Nelson ~In Ghana, where I have lived as a missionary kid since 2015, my family is working with the Rafiki Foundation, a non-profit organization, helping Africans: “know God and raise their standard of living” in 10 of the poorest English speaking countries...
~by Joanne Schinstock~In last month’s blog post, Mr. Eddie Kotynski wrote that “a prudent person can discern what ideas and acts conform to reality and which do not.”. Looking back on the last 3 years of teaching the Writing & Rhetoric series, I recall one story...
~by Phaedra Shaltanis~ Picture the grandest tree you know: maybe a live oak or a tropical monkeypod. Envision its breadth and height. Notice the span of its branches, their interconnected tangle. Imagine its roots sprawling underground, ever reaching for nourishment...
New & Notable
Preview Week for St. Raphael School Courses and all Summer Reading Clubs
Open Enrollment for all SRS Courses and Summer Reading Club! Earn Early Bird Coupon!
Scholé Academy Holy Week – No Classes (please note: SRS classes still in session)
Scholé Academy Classes Resume (please note: SRS classes begin break for Pascha)
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!