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What is “Classical Education”?

Summary:  Schools and study programs must be required by parents to prove that they are offering a course of study which was taught successfully by Christian schools in the past.  Only the Classical Liberal Arts Academy offers a truly “classical” education, allowing parents to know that their children are following the same course of study that […]

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Homeschool Hypocrisy

It’s very common for us to see a cycle in homeschooling parents:  Sign up for CLAA studies, claiming that they want higher standards for their children. At this point, parents are amazingly good at explaining what’s wrong with modern schools and other study programs and how the CLAA is the only program that agrees with […]

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Happy Homeschooling

To begin, I’m going to make a bold statement that I hope catches your attention.  Then, I’m going to explain how I’ve come to that conclusion in the rest of this article.  Here it is: If you’re a home-schooling family that is using a curriculum that keeps your children chained to the modern educational system, […]

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How to Study for Mastery in the CLAA

In the CLAA, we are not studying for “grades” in an artificial curriculum “get a diploma” or “get into college” or “get a job”.  We are study the true, philosophical curriculum with the aim of getting Wisdom–and that demands mastery.  Students begin at the beginning and progress one step at a time through through a course of […]

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CLAA Daily Scripture Reading Schedule

The saints did not become saints by reading the writings of other saints but by the study of the Sacred Scriptures!  The writings of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas may contain errors, but the Sacred Scriptures are infallible in every detail and the only source of doctrine that is absolutely certain. ” All Scripture is […]

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How to Create a Schedule

This article expands upon a recent notice sent to CLAA families which was followed up on the CLAA Family Forum. If you find this helpful, we can continue the discussion and maybe take each part step-by-step. I put this together quickly to help, so any proofreading feedback is more than welcome. Definitions 1. GOAL: A […]

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CLAA Premium Planning

Studying the Catholic faith at home is great.  Studying the Catholic faith and the classical liberal arts at home is even greater.  Imagine if Catholic families could study the Catholic faith and the classical liberal arts at home and have the children’s daily studies planned out and managed by CLAA teachers–that would be awesome. Well, […]

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Why Latin & Greek Must Be Studied

This article was originally published in March, 2009.  Much of this article is adapted from the early 20th century Jesuit scholar Robert Swickerath’s extraordinary book, Jesuit Education: Its History and Principles, published in 1903. Unfortunately, the book is no longer in print. The Classical Liberal Arts Academy maintains the rigorous classical language studies of the […]

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