An Introduction to Classical Education
Classical education’s sound and proven philosophy of education has been around for more than 2,000 years, beginning with the Greeks and then the Romans. While it has undergone changes through the years, and almost disappeared in the 1800’s, its significant resurgence in the 20th century is evidence of its enduring success.
It has produced some of the greatest minds in
history, including Abraham Lincoln, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkein. Our founding fathers bear marks of classical training in literature, classical language (especially Latin), history, and rhetoric. Latin is a fundamental subject in classical schools, particularly because it makes up over 50% of all English words.
Across the years, Classical education has kept a generally sustained emphasis on grammar, literature, logic, and rhetoric. Trinity’s curriculum covers all aspects of this Classical approach across all its academic subjects. from An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents by Christopher A. Perrin, M.Div., Ph.DOn Trinity’s campus, Classical education in action is a joy to behold!
No dull, dark ivy-covered walls of boring learning here! Because Classical education’s basic philosophy is to teach children in the ways they naturally want to be taught—even if they don’t always know it–classical educators teach children what they want to know when they want to know it. What could make learning more fun and effective than that!