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Psychomom 02-20-2013 06:44 PM

Is a classical education usually religious?
I know a little (very little) about classical education...I read a bit about it but thought it would be too difficult to start with my struggling high schooler. Anyway, our school district is opening up a classical academy next year and it's a charter school.

I started googling and came up with a lot of Christian links. Since it will be a part of our public school system they can't (I don't think!) "promote" a single religion and I'm wondering how much religion, if any, there will be. Obviously that's a question I have for them but I'm wondering if I should assume a classical education is Christian???

7mom7 02-20-2013 08:26 PM

Re: Is a classical education usually religious?
We are using a Christian classical approach but not all classical approaches are Christian. Maybe this link will help?

Emma 03-05-2013 07:46 AM

Re: Is a classical education usually religious?
No. It doesn't have to be religious. You can check out the Well-Trained Mind forums (we use WTM as our basis). You can also check out the forums at There are classical hs'ers there as well.

2queens&1princenmyhouse 03-05-2013 12:02 PM

Re: Is a classical education usually religious?
No. I think that there are classical curriculums that are specifically religious, but it certainly doesn't have to be. I tend to lean that way and the only thing (besides religion) that is religious is our creation based science. I would definitely check out the Well Trained Mind book. It has options for both religious and secular curriculums.

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