As a headmaster, I embrace each year with the hope that students will aspire to holiness and excellence, to become complete humans in search of wisdom and virtue. While academics and discipline are important to a classical education, they are only one small part of student formation.
From the Headmaster’s Desk-Reflections on Classical Education
Those Who Can Do, Teach!
I have always hated the phrase, “those who can’t do, teach.” For one thing, it presents teachers as ones who only do so because the things they teach can only be done by those with some special skill, one they do not possess, and hence they hold the manual on how to...
Chrysostom Academy’s Ribbon Cutting Event
The morning dew drips from a blade of grass, as a deer, like a general, stands tall in the field overlooking his domain.
Lead Me In Thy Truth, And Teach Me
Plato’s Allegory of the Cave from Book VII of the Republic has been a mainstay of discussion for millennia. As a whole, the dialogue wrestles with the definition of justice, what it is and what it is not.
Classical and Orthodox Education: What’s in a Name?
Classical and Orthodox: An Essay of Education's Permanent Things Part III-Classical and Orthodox Education: What's in a name? In their desire to set themselves apart from the nonsense going on in many public and private schools, many classical schools become knowledge...
Classical School Distinctions
Classical and Orthodox: An Essay of Education's Permanent Things Part II-Classical School Distinctions In last week's post, I started a discussion about classical and Orthodox education. In this week's blog, I will investigate those areas which make classical schools...
From the Headmaster’s Desk… Reflections on Classical Education
Classical and Orthodox: An Essay of Education's Permanent Things Part I- An Introduction Undeniably, there has been a shift over the last century in what schools teach as well as the way they teach. The product of this shift should cause all of us to pause, for the...