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Education as Soulcraft

Education as Soulcraft

~ by Joelle Hodge ~ Classical education is about formation, about shaping the loves of our students, and ultimately giving them the tools to find their way to the Father. John 14:6 says, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through...

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Welcome to the Great Hall @ Scholé Academy

Welcome to the Great Hall @ Scholé Academy

~ by Joelle Hodge and Jesse Hake ~ Our Scholé Academy community (to include St. Raphael School and our new Canterbury House of Studies) has become a patchwork of individuals, stitched together by the common threads of classical education. It reflects what we see...

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Inhabiting a language: Latin via the Direct Method

Inhabiting a language: Latin via the Direct Method

~ by Maria Overy ~A most famous English philologist by the name of J. R. R. Tolkien, wrote, spoke, and imagined with a language of his own invention. For Tolkien, the invention of a language was a prerequisite for the creation of a world: ‘The invention of languages...

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Prudence: A Virtue by Another Name Smells just as Sweet

Prudence: A Virtue by Another Name Smells just as Sweet

~ by Fr. Noah Bushelli ~Prudence was definitely not in my lexicon growing up without Christ in the public school system.  Though I did implicitly learn many virtues, those traditional words were eschewed by the progressives engineering the train-wreck that...

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For Whom is Classical Education Intended?

For Whom is Classical Education Intended?

~ 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...

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The Blessings of Being a Missionary Kid

The Blessings of Being a Missionary Kid

~ 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...

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Prudence in Writing

Prudence in Writing

~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...

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Beyond Restful Learning

Beyond Restful Learning

~ by Evalyn Homoelle ~Restful Learning. Scholé Academy’s goal seemed paradoxical and almost amusing to me as a stressed-out high schooler. How could schoolwork, high school, and learning be restful? Weren’t the almost universally accepted characteristics of education...

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The Liturgical Classroom, With a Side of Greek

The Liturgical Classroom, With a Side of Greek

~ by Mallory Stripling ~​One idea that I have been delighted to see gain popularity in the classical education world is that of “Liturgical Learning,” in which liturgical worship provides a pattern for learning. I’ll describe my understanding of liturgical learning,...

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Prudence, Right Judgment, and Living in Reality

Prudence, Right Judgment, and Living in Reality

~ by Eddie Kotynski ~ Prudence is the perfection of reason, or, the perfection of the natural capacity of the soul to see reality as it is. More than just a view of the physical reality around and about us, prudence sees the spiritual and relational reality around us....

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Learning Like Mary in the Age of Martha

Learning Like Mary in the Age of Martha

~by Devin O'Donnel~ “Man can get used to anything, the scoundrel!” So says Dostoyevsky in more than one of his novels. This observation of human nature does not pertain merely to morality or psychology. It relates to anything human. And when it comes to education—yes,...

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Hearing the Whole Symphony

Hearing the Whole Symphony

~ by Cass Jackson ~ I am sure I’m not the only high school student who has sometimes felt as if everything we do over these four years is shaping us to send in a few pieces of paper with words and numbers somehow meant to quantify and describe our character so we can...

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Summer Reading Selections from The Classical Reader

Summer Reading Selections from The Classical Reader

~ Compiled by Leslie Rayner ~ For all who love the summertime advantage of freedom to read what delights their own interests, nourishes their soul, or simply provides fun and good rest for their minds, The Classical Reader is an excellent resource to peruse for both...

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