Classical Christian Education

What is Classical Education?

 "Classical education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue..."

 Towards a Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason

"We allow no separation to grow up between the intellectual and 'spiritual' life of children, but teach them that the Divine Spirit has constant access to their spirits, and is their Continual Helper in all the interests, duties and joys of life."

The Classical Side of Charlotte Mason 

"Those who have chosen to follow the educational principles of Charlotte Mason can do so with the confidence that her methods are classical in every important area...
Differences of practice are not the same as differences of principle. The methods of Charlotte Mason are as valid a path to classical education as those set forth in The Well-Trained Mind.
Those who seek to incorporate the methods of Charlotte Mason with classical education will not find it difficult to do so, because the roots of her philosophy lie therein."

A virtue is a God-given, natural ability trained to a pitch of excellence

Starting Classical education with an older child - I've written some thoughts related to this and included a video by Andrew Kern here.

Towards a Defense of Charlotte Mason

"...Charlotte Mason’s ideals were, in fact, the same ideas buried deeply in the principles of a truly classical education.
There is nothing elite about a CM education.
It is education for ALL and that makes it truly classical and truly Christian."

An interesting review of Dorothy Sayer's Lost Tools of Learning

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