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Next Event: Canterbury House of Studies Music Workshop Gregorian Chant–A Cathedral in Time with Garth MacPhee

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 7:00-8:15pm ET

Canterbury House of Studies Music Workshop no. 1
Gregorian Chant–A Cathedral in Time
with Garth MacPhee

Tuesday, October 19, 2021  |  7:00-8:15pm ET

The 18th c writer Goethe once wrote, “Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.” The ethereal sounds of Gregorian Chant transcend time and place, not unlike the feeling of entering an ancient cathedral. Like the cathedral, Gregorian Chant is both a living embodiment of prayer, but also a jewel of Western Art which can be admired and appreciated by pilgrims of every walk of life. In March, 1994 an album simply entitled “Chant”, performed by a choir of Spanish Benedictine monks went double platinum, landing incongruously on the hit parade alongside Pearl Jam and Jimmy Hendrix. 

So what is it about chant that, like the great cathedrals, can capture the popular imagination and yet retain its essential purpose and integrity? This is the question we will explore in our October session. Read more about this series of music workshops entitled “O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness” here.
Attendance is free, but registration is required. A link to the meeting will be provided via the registration process. This event will be recorded.

Event Recordings

Coffee with the Principals

Thursday, September 23, 2021  |  3:00pm ET

At the September Coffee with the Principals, Scholé Academy Principals joined parents & community members to consider Luke 10:38-42 in which we see Jesus at the home of Martha and Mary. We considered the ideas of rigor versus rest and how a combination of both Martha and Mary is Scholé. How can we, too, make time, at the right time, for both?

For additional resources on this idea, please see The Age or Martha: A Call to Contemplative Learning in a Frenzied Culture by Devin O’Donnell. You can also read some of Mr. O’Donnell’s wise insights on the Classical Academic Press Blog: Learning Like Mary in the Age of Martha.

July 15, 2021 – Community Book Discussion on Fortitude from Joseph Pieper’s The Four Cardinal Virtues


Join fellow Scholé Academy and SRS parents and teachers for an evening discussion on the topic of courage.  For the past two summers we have read and discussed the virtues of prudence and justice.  This summer we will read chapter section three of Joseph Pieper’s The Four Cardinal Virtues entitled “Fortitude” (pages 117-141).

About Joseph Pieper & The Four Cardinal Virtues
Josef Pieper (1904-1997) was a distinguished twentieth-century Thomist philosopher. Schooled in the Greek classics and in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, he studied philosophy, law, and sociology, and taught for many years at the University of Münster, Germany.

In The Four Cardinal Virtues, Joseph Pieper delivers a stimulating quartet of essays on the four cardinal virtues. He demonstrates the unsound overvaluation of moderation that has made contemporary morality a hollow convention and points out the true significance of the Christian virtues.


“Dr. Pieper, with his grounding in Scholastic thinking, especially Thomas Aquinas, brings to the reader an interpretation of this classical tradition that has things to say about the human person today. He attempts to make what could become a list of requirements for ethical behavior into a human quest for the wisdom that enables one to become the kind of person one strives to be.” —Studies in Formative Spirituality

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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