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Home School Courses

New to the CLAA?  Use the coupon code “new2016”  and receive 50% of your first enrollments.   Timeless and trustworthy home school courses that are affordable and flexible aren’t easy to find.  Whether you’re looking for a complete set of courses for an elementary school student or a Latin course for a high schooler, the CLAA offers […]

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Support for CLAA Mothers

For many Catholic mothers, the pursuit of the classical liberal arts is off the radar as they work daily to manage cooking, cleaning, laundry, pregnancies, nursing, meal preparation–not to mention daily prayer and academic work.  While the CLAA provides elite academic resources, they are only helpful when family life can be brought into order to […]

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7 Objectives for Home School Meetings

The pursuit of Wisdom is a private undertaking and all wise men have been characterized by a love of solitude.  The idea that Socrates was a man who learned by discussion denies the obvious fact that his dialogues are not real, living dialogues but the contents of books written by Plato to be read.  The conversation of Socrates was not […]

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What are the Categories?

The art of reasoning is studied in the series of books published by Aristotle, which, taken together, are called the “Organon“.  This word organon means “instrument” or “method” by which Wisdom is to be sought.  Yeah, that should seem pretty important. The first book of the Organon is titled, in English, “Categories”. What are the […]

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The Key to Mastery

    In modern schools, students are bounced through 1,001 subjects, rarely attaining mastery in any of them because of an error at the foundation of modern education.  Modern schools are built on the idea that encyclopedic knowledge is the goal of learning.  A little of this, a little of that, collecting bits and pieces of […]

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Free Planning Session Offer

For families coming into the CLAA, I know there are lots of questions that need to be answered.  In an attempt to help, I’m making one free academic planning session available to any family creating a new CLAA Family Plan subscription in August. Academic planning sessions are a 1-hour, one-on-one online conference, in which we […]

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The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Aristotle

St. John Henry Newman said, quite simply that, “To think correctly is to think like Aristotle.”   Since thinking correctly is obviously our goal in education, thinking like Aristotle must be our objective.  This knowledge, however, was almost lost to Christians in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire (500 AD), but the writings […]

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The Goal of Classical Arithmetic

When our little ones set out to learn to count and perform the basic operations of Arithmetic, we don’t have many questions about why they need to learn those lessons.  It’s simple:  Everyone needs to be able to count things, add things, subtract things, multiply things and divide things. Whether it’s dollars and cents, pounds […]

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No Risk Enrollments

Beginning 8/1/2016, we’re happy to offer families a full refund guarantee on all of our independent study online courses.  If, at any time, a family is not satisfied with a CLAA course, we will refund the course enrollment fee paid. While we don’t expect families to ask for refunds, all that one needs to do is select the […]

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New! CLAA Directed Study Programs

When we set out in 2008 to restore a true, classical liberal arts study program for Christian children, it was not our intention to publish courses for homeschool families.  We were asked to do that  while we were working to develop a private school in Charlotte, NC and we agreed to help with what was […]

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