The Classic Education Model

ACA’s classical curriculum includes fundamentals like language arts, science, social studies, accelerated math and reading programs, Spanish, physical education, art and music.

The Classic Education Model is based on the understanding that true learning, or mastery, occurs at the point where knowledge, understanding, and wisdom intersect.

Ancient scholars embraced Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric as the foundation for all learning. Once these three skills are mastered, the student is well-prepared to pursue and study anything.

Early Years
In the early years, we focus on Grammar – absorbing essential knowledge and learning basic skills, data and facts.

Middle Years
In the middle grades, children learn Logic – how to synthesize information and think via debate.
Latter Years
Students preparing for high school focus on Rhetoric – expressing original thoughts using the discovery and proper use of information.

Teacher/Student Expectations
We set high expectations for our students and faculty, integrating the principles of Strength, Wisdom, Courage, and Vigilance into core curriculum experiences. As such, students wear uniforms to keep academics, not fashion trends, at the forefront.

“The idea behind core knowledge education is simple and powerful: knowledge builds on knowledge. The more you know, the more you can learn…. For the sake of academic excellence, greater equity, and higher literacy, elementary and middle schools need to teach a coherent, cumulative and content-specific core curriculum.” ­­ – E.D. Hirsch, Jr.