Hosting engaging, interactive, classical science courses online is no easy task! It takes thoughtful planning, creativity, and a highly motivated instructor. We know how important it is for science to be experienced as well as studied. We’ve built our science courses to include lots of hands-on opportunities, labs, and activities. Some of the activities will be contemplative—we must learn to think and reason well—but many will involve student participation (both in class and at home), projects, lab experiments, and following the scientific method. To accomplish all of this, our science courses are held 3 times per week. Please check each course description carefully to determine which lab materials will need to be purchased in addition to the course fee.
Science and the Liberal Arts
Scholé Academy has traditionally been known for leading the way in the liberal arts tradition and for supplying the best in classical curriculum through Classical Academic Press (our parent company). Foundational to all learning is the understanding of the three roads to understanding, famously known as the Trivium. This base of core grammar, dialectic wrestling with concepts, and rhetorical presentation of understanding undergirds all classical studies. Extending specifically into integration of math, science, and art, the Quadrivium complements the foundation of the Trivium to form the full and robust seven liberal arts.
As part of our scholé approach, we present several course offerings for middle and upper school. Instructors teach using Novare Science, created by John Mays, to cultivate wonder and mastery in the classroom. Under the guidance of John Mays’s vision for science curriculum, science education is transformative for both student and instructor. Students are encouraged to learn, master and retain as they progress year to year not only learning science but also the formative scholarship skills essential to successful studies as a student of science.
Approaching the study of science as an endeavor to understand the orderly nature of the Creator, Scholé Academy views this discipline as essential in developing an understanding of the world, what is true, and an appreciation for beauty affirming the following:
Classical instruction entails the idea of a great conversation which utilizes various disciplines such as logic, language, history, philosophy, mathematics, and science, to advance human knowledge. Christian instruction brings in many principles such as love, respect, truth, beauty, humility, righteousness, and so on, built upon the foundation of one perfect Father, Son, and Spirit. At Schole Academy we seek to bring these principles together and unbiasedly examine these disciplines with a humble, open mind, rooted in faith, submitted to Him, while resting in the glory of the omnipotent and omniscient God who has designed and upholds His perfect truth. We do not fear the ideas of men, but we seek to teach students to think critically so each one can assess and weigh the value and significance of all types of human claims and find a way to live humbly in this world, and contribute to the body of human knowledge for the good of humanity and glory of God.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions, or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things exist.” Col 1:16-17, NKJV.