For those families who were offered a seat — congrats! Please remember that you must accept the offered seat and fully register according to the directions on our Enrollment Process
page by March 28. Those seats that are not accepted by that date will be auto-declined and will then be offered to students on the waiting list.
For those whose students were waitlisted, please know that you still have a decent chance of being offered a seat over the next few weeks. People’s plans change. Some families may simply conclude that CLASSICAL is not a good fit for their child.
They may not like the fact that we require our students to wear school uniforms
, to read classic works of literature
, to diagram sentences, to memorize poetry, to study Latin
grammar or to learn numeracy through the use of Singapore Math
. They may be looking instead for a STEM school or a place where their children will be taught through the use of Chromebooks, where they watch Disney movies every Friday and play Kahoot! with their cell phones. They may want a school where their child can “learn to code” and prepare spreadsheets in Excel.
That’s just not us. Instead, we provide a unique alternative to the typical tech-driven, skills-based education offered up in many public and private schools today. Perhaps that’s why we seem to be popular. At CLASSICAL you can expect to find teacher-led classrooms, engaging discussions, history told through compelling stories, the study of primary sources — teachers leading students toward moral and intellectual virtue by means of a rich and robust course of study in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
That may explain why we have a waiting list for every grade except the sixth grade (because we just added an additional classroom). But speaking of waiting lists, spots may become available after the registration deadline of March 28. So, stay tuned and check your email each day! Keep hope alive.
Curate, ut valeatis!
Michael Rose, Headmaster