Events @ Scholé Academy

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Next Event: Open House May 6th

May 6th @ 7 - 8:30 pm EST

Join Principal Joanne Schinstock for a virtual tour of Scholé Academy.  Whether you are a new family or a long-time family, we want to take some time to tell you about our courses, instructors, and answer many of our most common questions.  Breakout sessions will dive into more specific questions about Lower School and Middle / Upper School. 

About Scholé Academy Principal Joanne Schinstock

Joanne Schinstock, Principal has been an educator since 2005, with a Master in Humanities from the University of Dallas. As principal, she supervises the promotion, development, and operations of Scholé Academy, building a community that supports students and parents striving for restful classical education. Joanne joined the faculty of Scholé Academy in 2016 and enjoys teaching the Writing & Rhetoric series. After studying a year abroad focusing on Italian language and culture in Florence, Italy, she began her teaching career as a middle school classroom instructor in Language Arts. The Dallas Catholic Diocese recognized Joanne as a Work of Heart Award recipient, honoring outstanding teachers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. You can read more about Mrs. Schinstock’s philosophy of education here.

She and her husband, Brad, find joy in forging their family culture in their Catholic faith and in the classical Christian tradition, participating in their church community, their children’s school community, The Academy of Classical Christian Studies in Oklahoma City, and delighting in weekend family outings. jschinstock@scholeacademy.com

A special breakout session with Adam Lockridge and the other St. Raphael School instructors will look more in depth at SRS offerings for 2021/22.

About St. Raphael School Principal Adam Lockridge

Adam Lockridge, Principal, is an experienced classical educator who was raised in Olathe, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. It was there that he met his wife, Rachel, who continues to be his greatest blessing and encouragement. They met in high school and were married as students at the University of Kansas, where Adam studied philosophy and Rachel studied art education. In addition to studying together at KU, Rachel and Adam spent their second year of marriage as Fellows at the Trinity Forum Academy in Maryland. Adam later taught upper-school humanities at a classical school in Tennessee for 7 years. At KU, Adam was first exposed to many of the writers who would later inspire his teaching—especially Plato and the other Greek philosophers. He went on to complete his master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Memphis. alockridge@scholeacademy.com


Event Recordings

The academic foundations of classical education do not alone guarantee human flourishing. The liberal arts—the trivium and quadrivium—represent the core frameworks for cultivating virtue and practicing skills vital to our life in the world. And yet, they alone are insufficient, for we must eat, heal, defend ourselves, trade, build, find our way around, and more. It may seem evident that the common arts should be an integral part of education, and yet we see that every generation is losing skill in the common arts as we increasingly rely upon others to provide them for us. In Common Arts Education, author Chris Hall provides not only an argument for an integrated liberal, fine, and common arts pedagogy, but also some practical advice for crafting a robust, hands-on curriculum.  This webinar introduces and explores themes from the book.

Chris Hall has a BA in philosophy from Gettysburg College and an MAT in elementary education from Towson University. He has been a classroom educator and administrator for 25 years, having served in public, independent, and classical schools. Along with his professional pedigree, he is a lifelong practitioner of several of the common arts profiled in this book, and the founder of Always Learning Education, an organization dedicated to teaching, learning, and propagating the common arts. He lives on a small, homesteaded farm in central Virginia with his wife and three homeschooled sons.

March 12 – Scholé Academy Open House Recordings

Opening Session Outline
  1. Welcome (0:00)
    1. Academy Admin Team ( 2:50)
  1. Scholé Experience (6:30)
    1. Classical 
    2. Restful 
    3. Christian
      1.  The Great Hall
    4. Relational
  2. Explore website  (13:13)
    1. Student Parent Handbook
      1. instructor character, conduct, and convictions
      2.  Christian traditions and our school community
      3. Placement (20:00)
      4. Tuition Policy/Withdrawal policy (New payment plan)
    2. Course offerings
    3. Attendance policy
  3. Scholé Academy Community (14:50)
    1. Teacher blogs
    2. Clubs
    3. School paper
    4. Events
    5. Support Services (Tutoring & CSLD) (21:44)
Lower/Middle School Session Outline
  1. Introduction (0:00)
  2. Placement (3:45)
  3. Questions:
    1. Registration and Course Load (9:30)
    2. Find Instructor (16:25)
  4. Latin – Amanda Reeves : Expectation of Parents (18:00)
  5. WR, Literature – Emily Brigham : Expectation of Parents (24:00)
  6. Math  – Joanne Schinstock (placement policy/timeline) (28:00)
  7. Grading (29:45)
  8. Conclusion (35:00)
Middle / Upper School Session Outline
  1. General Questions
    1. Schole Groups (1:15)
    2. Schole Course Load (3:20)
    3. Transition to Classical Education, Transcripts, Grading (6:40)
    4. Placement (12:50)
  2. Introduction of Instructors and Subjects
    1. Eddie Kotynski-Latin (14:35)
    2. Annice Hoffman-Spanish (20:40)
    3. Amy Morgan-Writing and Rhetoric (21:45)
    4. Rhea Bright-Canterbury House of Studies (27:00)
    5. Lauren Hartke-Humanities (35:00)
  3. Conclusion (40:00)

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