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Old 02-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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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???

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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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?

http://www.welltrainedmind.com/classical-education/
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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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 secularhomeschool.com. There are classical hs'ers there as well.
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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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