Classical education comes from a 2,400 year tradition of teaching students how to think, not what to think (with an emphasis on virtue and wisdom). Classical education teaches students to go from what is concrete to abstract using the tools of the Trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric), which takes advantage of a student’s natural capacity for learning. Classical education emphasizes the Liberal Arts tradition and the Great Books that formed Western Civilization.
Classical education trains students to seek out truth, beauty, and goodness. Early Christians "baptized" Classical pedagogy because of Jesus, the ultimate expression of truth, goodness, and beauty. In Christ “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col 2:3) and "the fear of The Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Prov. 1:7). It is precisely this kind of education that has produced countless leaders, inventors, artists, and theologians throughout history. Classical education began to disappear in the 19th century giving rise to the current progressive education model found in most schools today particularly, public (or, government) schools.
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