ABOUT

Mens Te Scire

Translation:  A Mind to Know You

The school motto is a modified form of the quote from St. Thomas Aquinas: 

"Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know You, a heart to seek You, wisdom to find You,

conduct pleasing to You, faithful perseverance in waiting for You,

and a hope of finally embracing You. Amen."

VISION

“Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, and a Life” (Charlotte Mason).

Education is an AtmosphereWe aim to foster an environment of diligent scholarship and pervasive playfulness: “The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things” (Plato).

 

Education is a Discipline:  We aim to foster growth and formation of the whole person—intellectually, socially, and spiritually—equipping our students to light up the world!

 

Education is a Life:  Our educators lead by virtuous example and gentle guidance in The Quest for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful

MISSION

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” (Socrates).

The ​Aquinas Classical Education Cooperative offers a rich, classical education, preparing our students to achieve excellence in higher education, and to find and flourish in their calling.  

MODEL

The Great Conversation-- the cycle of curiosity, diligent study, conversation, insight, and wonder is sustained by the balanced lifestyle of the university model.

A hybrid model of education, delivering three half-days per week of concentrated classroom instruction in the core disciplines of classical education, with bi-monthly afternoon arts and elective courses.

We foster a passionate and diligent pursuit of liberal arts and sciences, by immersion in "The Great Conversation" with the great thinkers of Western Civilization.