Beyond Multiple Choice — Thought, Language, and Assessment

Beth Sullivan Thought, Language, and Assessment SCT Flyer When Edward and Michelle Trudeau’s daughter, Anya, enrolled in St. Jerome Academy’s sixth grade after years of classical homeschooling, she was a bit nervous about her first standardized test. The format was...

Why Teach Gregorian Chant

By Joel Morehouse In Western society, music education has been valued since the beginning precisely because, as Plato wrote in the 4th century BC, it penetrates deeply into the mind and takes a most powerful hold on it, and, if education is good, brings and imparts...

A Rollicking Good Tale: Teaching History as Story

By Christopher Zehnder Of the classes I can recall from high school, among the most tedious was sophomore history. History class with Mr. Faulmann (an alias) was almost invariably the same. On an overhead projector, he would place an outline of the chapter he had...

Learning is Natural — Early Education

Jessie Van Hecke, a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College and a Kindergarten and First Grade teacher at St. Augustine Academy in Ventura, California, credits her liberal education at Thomas Aquinas College with introducing her to classical views of education and the...

Valedictorians Reveal Their Schools

One should expect to learn a lot about a school through the quality of its valedictory addresses. What do its best students speaking at the most important event of their lives to date want to share about their experience? What made their time at school memorable? What...