Classical Education for Modern Times

Hillsdale College
Dec 1, 2016 · 16 min read

“Yet learning increases inborn worth, and righteous ways make strong the heart.” — Horace

The modern classical school will remain classical by upholding the same standards of teaching, of curriculum, and of discipline found in the schools of old.

Knowledge and Core Knowledge

By embracing the idea of cultural and civic literacy, classical education invites us to break out of the cycle of ignorance and incompetence that modern culture and modern educational practices perpetuate.

Cultural and civic literacy is essential to the flourishing of our nation.

Upholding Standards

Upholding standards is a principle of exclusion as much as of inclusion.

Moral Virtue

Classical schools unashamedly teach young people the time-tested virtues of human civilization.

Civics and Citizenship

True classical schools exalt the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as guaranteed by and realized through the American frame of government.

The End in View

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Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College’s educational mission rests upon 2 principles: academic excellence & institutional independence. @Hillsdale

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