“For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.” —Plutarch

Our Mission

Inspiring goodness and beauty in the hearts of children.

Our Values

Your child’s character is shaped by what they pay attention to. We teach them to cultivate the Three Paths of Attention: Knowledge, Genius, and Heart.

By attending to Knowledge, they steadily progress in their academic studies. By attending to Genius, they strengthen their ability to think and create. By attending to Heart, they become kind people who contribute to their families and communities.

While we continually present your child with high-level classical content, we value a warm and positive environment every step of the way. We blend the direct study of timeless material with the joy of learning. These are lofty goals, but we achieve them every day.

You will love the growth and happiness you will see in your child.

Our Purpose

The most important thing we can give our children is a superb education—to help them dispel ignorance and take the first steps on their path toward wisdom—as they become leaders, adventurers, and fearless contributors. 

The Five Ships are our principles for helping our students sail through the world toward excellence.

  1. Noble Spirit: Embracing morality and spirituality as essential to being human
  2. Intellectual Excellence: Sharpening the power of insight and understanding
  3. Material Refinement: Upholding dignity and beauty from the outside in
  4. Aspirational Will: Discovering purpose and setting sincere intentions
  5. Traditional Center: Applying the best of the past to nourish the future

These Five Ships form part of our entire educational paradigm, from the Schoolhouse to the Academy.