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“Let’s talk end results. Many discussions within modern education begin and end with test scores and college/job readiness as markers of success; on the contrary, classical education invokes virtue and an arrival at a particular moral end as its measures of accomplishment. The difference between these two visions of education is stark and easily illustrated.”
Read the rest of Mr. Dunham’s post (and watch the two brief but illustrative videos) in this week’s Scholar’s Forum.
Here’s an at-a-glance look at what’s ahead for the rest of March and the first half of April:
30: Good Friday (NO SCHOOL)/End of 3rd Quarter
2 and 4: Ultimate Frisbee Try-Outs, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
3: Board Meeting, 3:45 p.m.
4: Resurrection Feast, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
6: Elementary Recitation, 8:35-9:15 a.m.
10: Schola Cantorum, 7-8 p.m.
19: Secondary Recitation, 8:20-8:55 a.m.
Need more information? Visit our master calendar.
Open enrollment for new students has begun, so if you have yet to begin/complete your re-enrollment application or pay your deposit, please do so now so as not to lose your spot! Questions? Contact Admissions Director Mark Christofferson.
Grade Seats Enrolled
*wait list needed for two sections (Kinder=2; 1st=4)
“He who aims at nothing will hit it every time.” Chinese Proverb Let’s talk end results. Many discussions in much of modern education begin and end with test scores and college/job readiness as markers of success; on the the other hand, classical education invokes virtue and an arrival at a particular moral end as […]
This coming weekend, our Secondary students will present a stage adaptation of another literary classic, Little Women. I was a young boy about ten years of age when I first heard of Louisa May Alcott’s book, and in my uncultured and youthful arrogance, I soundly dismissed this American classic as a “girl’s book,” preferring instead […]
As we prepare for the start of our re-enrollment period on February 15, we invite you and your family to consider anew your Petra expedition as a journey of pilgrimage. In certain ways, this excursion will call you and yours to abandon the safety of the familiar, to leave the comfort of what you know […]
Our Secondary students enjoyed Petra’s first ever Poetry Slam, an element of the House artistic competition. Students spent several weeks looking at the Fruit of the Spirit as described in Galatians 5:22 and were challenged to write a poem that reflected one or all of the virtues listed. Nineteen students took up the challenge and […]