Throw away the textbooks! Well, not quite, but our classically-based curriculum focuses on studying the greatest spiritual, literary, artistic and cultural achievements of Western civilization by reading the original sources whenever possible, especially in high school.
The classical curriculum, combined with the study of Latin and Greek, brings intellectual knowledge of the Faith into the heart by introducing the student to the great works of Christendom and the pre-Christian masterpieces that influenced and inspired Catholic Europe. The intent and purpose is to deepen and strengthen the student's commitment to Catholicism and move the student, in the spirit of the Ignatian principle of emulation, to accomplish great deeds himself.The study of a classical curriculum serves several purposes. It:
The classical curriculum is implemented in phases. We introduce younger students to the ancient world to display God's preparations for the arrival of the Messiah. We revisit Greece and Rome in high school, along with the Medieval and Modern worlds. In high school, the literature and history courses go hand-in-hand: while reading The Iliad in literature, the student reads Herodotus' Histories; while reading about the Crusades in history, the student is also reading The Song of Roland in literature. It's about making connections between ancient and modern, between classical and Christian civilization.