Classical Education

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A Classical Education is unique in that it seeks to faithfully restore the most proven form of education ever developed. This education produced the greatest thinkers, leaders, and scientists in the Western world from the time of the Greeks through America’s founding fathers and beyond. From the heritage of America’s Ivy League colleges and classical day schools, leaders in every field continue to emerge from the legacy of classical education. Classical education has two simple goals: teach students to be virtuous and teach them how to think, not what to think.

At Liberty Tech, Classical Education offers history rather than social studies. It integrates the subjects rather than leaving them in in silos that stand independently of each other. Our students read great novels in their entiity rather than excerpts.and focus heavily on written and verbal comunication skills. Upper school students take critical thinking and logic to prepare them for debate and higher level thinking. Most importantly, a Classical Education adopts Aristotle's Cardinal Virtues as a vehicle by which character and integrity are developed every day in every student.

The Classical Education component of Liberty Tech will provide students a firm foundation and a bank of knowledge from which to pull when asked to solve the problems that plague society. And their written and verbal skills will enable them to communicate their solutions effectively. STEM, on the other hand, takes that foundation of knowledge and applies it in a relevant, hands on format. 

But neither STEM nor Classical Education are enough to prepare our students for the future by themselves: they must be utilized together. Our society will not dominate the 21st century by making the cheapest computer but instead by reimagining how those computers can be integrated into society to interact with human beings in an innovative way. That is what we are doing at Liberty Tech: giving students the opportunity to do, to become re-engaged in their own education.