Classical Education News Weekly Round-Up


New classical schools are opening across the country every year. Public charter, private, and home-school cooperatives are all successfully adopting the classical model and putting it to good use.

This week, Current reports a new school hosted at a farm in Boone County, Indiana. The school is funded by a Lily Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship and modeled after Hillsdale Academy in Michigan. It will educate 30 students from pre-K through eight grade, with plans to expand through 12th grade and dual-credit college courses.

Psychology today reports the process of self-education Abraham Lincoln followed a classical focus on the Bible, the Declaration of Independence, and Euclid’s elements.

Finally, Markets Insider reports that the successful and growing Great Hearts Academy in Arizona has announced plans for a third campus in San Antonio to be named “Great Hearts Western Hills.” Because Great Hearts is a stable and popular option in Arizona, the new campus will hit the ground running with 560 students its first year (fall 2018). The construction will have the capacity to serve 1,400. With 4,000 students already on the waiting list, it won’t be long before that capacity is met. (You can read the full report on PR Newswire here.)

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