Classical education is a term to describe the time-tested curricula, materials and methods that have been traditionally used to educate our youth, build our nation, and establish Western civilization. A classical education emphasizes a content-rich and well-balanced course of study, human virtue and moral character, and responsible citizenship through teacher-lead classrooms. Garden State Classical Academy’s curriculum focuses on the four disciplines of math, science, literature, and history with daily attention to art, music, physical education, and foreign language. We are intentional on getting back to the fundamentals of teaching and learning as they were meant to be.
Classical Education is also an educational philosophy that guides students through cognitive developmental stages, by studying the works that have stood the test of time, and incorporating a highly language-intensive format. Classical education is effective largely due to its approach and how students are taught. Students learn in three stages or phases (grammar, logic, and rhetoric), known as the trivium. Each subject is approached in this distinctive and thorough way.
Classical education cultivates students to become rational and independent thinkers, so they can see the world clearly, by revealing our true nature and what is right and good.