~Classical ~ Christian ~ Traditional~ Education that works.
"Classical education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on the Good, the True, and the Beautiful." Andrew Kern
Classical education can be distinguished from modern education, in that it does not neglect the important first step of giving students the classical tools for both intellectual development and for understanding their classical heritage. It is a time-tested, traditional method of teaching and learning that aligns instruction and content to stages of cognitive development. It consists of 3 stages- the grammar stage, the logic stage, and the rhetoric stage- collectively known as the Trivium. This is a natural progression of learning from knowledge, to understanding, to wisdom.
This system educated most of America’s founding fathers as well as the world’s philosophers, scientists and leaders between the 10th and 19th centuries. For the last 50 years, progressive education has taken an experimental attitude – trying a new approach and then abandoning it when something new comes along or federal funding dictates a change.
CHRISTIAN... Our faith statement is the Apostles’ Creed, the most ancient and widely accepted expression of the essential beliefs of the Christian faith. UHA teaches and upholds traditional Christian morality, and the Holy Scriptures as the divinely inspired word of God. Click here to read more about our Statement of Faith.
TRADITIONAL... In the traditional classroom, a knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher carefully leads students into an understanding of each subject. The traditional classroom is consistent with human nature and the experience of many decades has demonstrated its superiority over the modern child-centered classroom. Depth and knowledge matter, we teach to mastery.
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Classical education is like a very large museum with many beautiful, wonder-filled rooms that could be studied over a lifetime. It is a long tradition of education that has emphasized the seeking after of truth, goodness, and beauty and the study of the liberal arts and the great books... What is Classical Education?
...classical education is something much more than the trivium, or the great books, or “the way education used to be done.” Classical education, I tell them, is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on the Good, the True, and the Beautiful... What is Classical Education? by Andrew Kern