More about the Term “Classical”

Classical schools vary in their definition of “classical.” Some educators believe that classical education simply means adding Latin to a modern education; others define it as the study of classical works of literature. Classical Conversations includes both Latin and classical literature, but when we say “classical,” we are referring to the three stages of learning listed above, which guide our programs, tutors, parents, and students.

This is the classical model of education that was used by the great thinkers and leaders of the past, including Aristotle, Plato, C.S. Lewis, and Thomas Jefferson.

Classical education is sometimes called “leadership education” because it builds skills needed for leadership: logic, debate, public speaking, clear reasoning, researching, writing, and communicating. These skills are practised in every subject (maths, science, history, geography, Latin, fine arts, and more), which prepares students to become leaders in any field they pursue.

In order to make homeschooling with our programs approachable, we provide extensive training for parents and Directors that is grounded in the same natural methods of learning we advocate for students.