What is Catholic classical education? Simply put, it is an education that strives to form students in faith, wisdom, and virtue by drawing on the richness of the Church’s intellectual tradition and educational approach. It sees as its goal not simply the transmission of facts or training in skills, but the formation of whole persons who are capable of genuine freedom as sons and daughters of God. Such an education strives to empower students to discern the truth, love the beautiful, and choose the good. Because we affirm that God is the source of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, we believe that this education ultimately enables students to fulfill the end for which they were made: “to seek, know, and love God with all their hearts, minds, and strength” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1).
Catholic classical education is rooted in a philosophical and theological understanding of the human person and his relationship to the Truth. It flows from the following convictions that stem from our Catholic faith: