Principle 1: The primary purpose of education is to cultivate a love of learning and critical thinking.
Principle 2: Classical education is the best way to educate a scholar because they learn how to think, not what to think. This occurs through exposure and immersion into the seven liberal arts: the three verbal arts known as the “Trivium” (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric) and the four mathematical arts that are referred to as the “Quadrivium” (Arithmetic, Astronomy, Geometry, and Music).
Principle 3: The teacher should create a disciplined, loving, safe, supportive, and creative classroom atmosphere.
Principle 4: Discovering and summarizing relevant “great” diverse literary works that exposes our scholars to great ideas, great information, great vocabulary, and great communicators. We leverage exposure to these great works to help our scholars activate great reasoning which results in effective and persuasive written and oral communication.
Principle 5: Formal and informal assessments are tools that help us to uncover each students’ areas of academic struggle and/or excellence which can allow effective differentiated instruction to be provided. This remediation and enrichment plan improves student learning.