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Notes for Prospective Students
SLO Classical Academy partners with parents to reach the minds,
hearts and souls of young people through a rich, solid education
and a dynamic, supportive community.
Classical Education is a
foreign concept to many in this modern age even though it has been
the method and philosophy of education that has trained many of the
greatest minds for over two millennia.
The essence of Classical
Education is multi-faceted.
At SLO Classical Academy we view
Classical Education as a method of education that emphasizes the
forging of character, the fostering of wisdom, and the nurturing of
a lifelong love of learning.
To accomplish this we apply the tools
of learning that have formed these great minds for so many
One commonly agreed-upon element of classical education is that a
student’s learning progresses through three stages of
the Trivium: grammar, logic/dialectic, and rhetoric.
These stages are loosely divided by developmental levels through
which all children progress.
TheTrivium can also be viewed as
modes for learning any concept.
First a child or adult must learn
the grammar or fundamentals of the subject or skill being learned.
After mastering the grammar, the individual is able to fit the
concepts together logically in the logic stage.
Lastly, the student
is able to move from the logical ordering of the subject to the
beautiful and winsome expression of the related ideas.
well-developed mind is able to utilize these learning strategies to
approach any subject, skill, or new idea with confidence that
mastery is attainable through the wise application of
Because the Trivium aligns with the developmental
growth of the individual, a classical education is most fruitful
when it is started early and continued through high school.
are certain skills, knowledge, and dispositions that require
Therefore, SLO Classical Academy has developed a Junior
Kindergarten through high school education for developing a
fully-prepared young person.
While our full program is the ideal,
we have found that students who join along the path still find
great benefits and are able to thrive.
We recently asked our parents why THEY love SLO Classical Academy.
Top 20 answers are on the board...
The quality of time we get to spend with our kids today
— while we can!
A community of parents who all really care about their kids'
Teachers who really care about our kids; teachers who make each
student feel special.
Emphasis on character development.
Learning alongside our children as we are doing schoolwork!
Creative assignments and excellent curriculum.
Books the parents love reading as much as the children and
getting an education along with the kids!
They encourage creativity and individualizing the educational
Students are studying the same subject matter at different
grade levels, so it stimulates family discussion.
The opportunity to learn Latin!
Incredible home school support system and training.
Not teaching to standardized tests/no grades (until HS) —
just focus on progress and potential.
Knowing what my child is being taught in school.
Overwhelming sense of family/community.
Beautiful art projects!
What reasons resonate with YOU?