The classical approach to education takes as a starting point the fact that man was created in the image and likeness of God.
Since then, humankind has been seeking the divine — not only in the realm of theology, but in art, math, science and literature. Humans have been rooting around for the true, good, and beautiful since our earliest days. Occasionally we have found it and often we have fallen short. A classical curriculum explores man’s search for the transcendent.
Each of us is an heir to all the knowledge, wisdom, and beauty mankind has amassed since civilization’s dawn. Classical education introduces students to it and gives them the tools to become full participants in it throughout their lives.
Because we live here, now, today, our focus centers on those foundations of Western society: particularly our Hebrew, Roman, and Greek ancestors, and their contributions to our current American and Christian civilizations.
For much more on the classical approach, please see The Educational Plan of St. Jerome Classical School.