Classical Education at St. Benedict is defined by 4 key points:
1) It is the traditional and enduring system of forming the mind and character
2) It is based on the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome
3) It has been preserved and developed throughout history by the Church
4) It places education in the context of Jesus Christ.
So what you should expect to see at St. Benedict is a system based on the experience of over 2,000 years, NOT something old and outdated.
An educational system that forms the whole human person with the end of receiving Truth, ultimately Truth of salvation, NOT a system that focuses on passing students on to the next grade.
A system that believes in the importance of the arts, athletics, and spirituality, NOT just the core subjects.
A system that integrates academic disciplines and shows the relationship between them, NOT a system that treats each subject as an island.
A system that recognizes that classical language and grammar forms the mind in ways to think and communicate, NOT a system that only needs multiple choice answers.
A system that cultivates a sense of wonder, NOT a system that reduces learning to a test score.
We are excited to share this classical education with our students and families!