Classical Education


Rereading the Renaissance?

 According to Princeton historian Anthony Grafton, one of today’s leading scholars of the Renaissance, “the studia humanitatis, the humanities….encompassed quite a specific range of subjects: grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic, the arts that gave a command of Latin, the language of learning, and oratory, history, poetry, and moral philosophy. For centuries after, these disciplines were considered indispensable for any well-educated person.”

Our European Classical Education curriculum is customized to equip U.S. students with information necessary for the global challenges of the 21st century. It focuses on the great intellectual achievements of the Western world.

This type of training will be extremely useful to 4 categories of students:

1. students interested in Humanities 

2. young students planning to enroll in AP European History, AP Human Geography, and AP World History later 

3. students planning to apply for admission at top-tier colleges or to study in Europe

4. travellers and job-seekers planning to relocate to Europe

The basic curriculum is personalized for each student and leaves open the possibility for Bible units or a Greek mythology unit, if desired. Learning about both the Bible and the Greek mythology will help students understand classical European art and literature. One-on-one customized instruction is substantially more sophisticated than any group study can usually provide. Our courses may include an intro to Latin and/or Hebrew language and culture, if needed. Students are advised to consider studying at least one Latin-based language (French or Italian) instead of Classical Latin because such knowledge will serve them in science and SAT/ACT tests as well as on travels abroad.

Students may also choose to focus on specific periods: the Greek/Roman eras, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the 19th century European literatures:  analysing major writers of fiction and poetry from France, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Romania, and Norway.

 “I invite you to dream with me of a re-energised Europe and to work together for a second European Renaissance!” (Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, 2018)