About Scholé Academy
Scholé Academy offers live, online courses that pair a classical curriculum with the pedagogy of restful learning embodied by the concept of scholé. Our instructors foster deep engagement to cultivate learning that lasts.
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Classical education is a long tradition that has emphasized the seeking after of truth, goodness, and beauty, and the study of the liberal arts and the great books. As a classical academy, we offer courses on classical subjects and employ a classical pedagogy, which seeks to form virtue in students and teaches them how to think and how to learn.
We believe excellence in academics need not be frenetic or dry and boring. Instead, our teachers create an atmosphere of restful learning by modeling peace, tranquility, love of the subject, and unrushed learning. Our courses facilitate meaningful, deep engagement, so that learning becomes memorable, enjoyable, and permanent—all within the cloister of the Christian faith.
Our classes meet in a live, online format two or three times per week. Students see and hear their instructor and their peers, facilitating an engaging class environment. Our teachers lead interactive class sessions in which they encourage and facilitate class discussion as a path to understanding and mastery.
We typically limit our class size to fifteen students to ensure that students receive quality personal attention and individualized feedback. Due to COVID and the increase of families turning to online education, we have flexed to allow up to 18 students with instructor approval. Our instructors work to see each student master the skills at hand. To this end, Scholé Academy teachers provide their students with thoughtful instruction in live sessions and during optional office hours as well as through insightful, personal comments on students’ work.
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You’ve likely seen the quotes peppering our website; these carefully crafted words written by the likes of John Amos Comenius, St. Augustine, Alcuin of York, St. Basil the Great, St. Thomas Aquinas, H.S. Gerdil, C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers and so many others. The faculty and staff here at Scholé Academy stand on the shoulders of these giants of the Christian Faith and the pioneers of Christian-classical education. We find ourselves and our mission calling out from the depths of these great thinkers and theologians, masters and pedagogues. We, who are reclaiming Christian-classical education have a rich heritage built on the work of these men and women. So much of what education has become often runs counter to the best that it once was.
While we hope our work meets the realities and responds to the questions of 21st century culture, we work hard to carry forward the rich tradition given to us by those who came before. It’s the constant tension between past and present, rest and rigor, leisure and labor; these are the places where we seek scholé. Join us this year as we make time to consider the things that matter most and delight in the journey we are afforded along the paths of knowledge.
Resources and Support
In order to ensure that students, parents, and teachers are served well, we offer the following resources and services: