The ultimate purpose of education is the pursuit of truth. From the truth of academic subjects students move to the truth of faith and finally to the eternal Truth, who is our Heavenly Father.
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8
The traditional school courses are historically referred to as the "liberal" arts, from the Latin liber which means "free." The purpose of a traditional education is to provide studies that freed man from ignorance, sin, and the control of his own unfettered passions. But what do we study in order attain freedom? Jesus clearly stated in the the Gospel of John, "The truth will set you free." The ultimate purpose of education must, therefore, be the pursuit of truth. From the truth of academic subjects, students move to the truth of faith, and finally to the eternal Truth, who is our Heavenly Father.
In order to pursue the truth, our academic program follows a time-tested model that began in Ancient Greece, was spread by the Roman Empire, and has been improved over time by the Church. Rather than view each discipline as a separate subject, we attempt to show students where different courses intersect and integrate. The foundation of learning is imitation or "mimetic instruction." Students learn fundamental facts, but they also learn how to think logically and critically. Communication skills are emphasized so that our graduates move on with the ability to write and speak effectively and persuasively, but always in pursuit of the truth.