Josh and Harmony, two teachers with children, have made it their mission to start a classical academy serving the Sarasota County area. At first they applied to become a charter school but thought better of it and decided on the private school model. Because of their efforts the Classical Academy of Sarasota (TCA) is now registering students for the 2014-2015 school year.
TCA will host an Open House and informational meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at their campus at 8751 Fruitville Road (Faith Baptist Church). In an email TCA states, “Come see our beautiful campus and learn what classical education looks like in the classroom, from kindergarten to high school. Applications will be available that evening and TCA leadership will be on hand to answer all questions.” To learn more visit www.tcasarasota.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to their website:
The mission of The Classical Academy of Sarasota is to develop the academic potential of each student through a rigorous, content-rich, classical liberal arts education while building in them a virtuous character.
Our purpose is to develop graduates who are logical thinkers, coherent writers, confident speakers, thoughtful leaders and responsible virtuous citizens.
Classical education has had a resurgence across America, and Sarasota is finally getting a classical liberal arts school the fall of 2014 The Classical Academy of Sarasota (TCA) will open its doors as a Pre-K to 9th grade school, adding a grade every year, graduating the first senior class in 2017.
Classical education is a balanced education that attends to advancing the student’s intellect while instructing their moral character. Students have, at their command, a large body of factual knowledge, a logical frame of mind that allows them to organize and analyze facts, and the ability to put forward reasoned and persuasive arguments in what they say and write.
Classically educated students are:
- logical thinkers
- coherent writers
- confident eloquent speakers
- thoughtful leaders
- responsible virtuous citizens
TCA’s founders spent a year and a half consulting with Hillsdale College in the creation of the school. Their input into academic philosophy and curriculum has helped establish the strong foundation which TCA will build upon in the coming years.
TCA will open as a private school in order to provide greater competition in the free-market to the public school system. TCA will be a school free from the Common Core, free from test driven curriculum, and free to educate the next generation of self-governing citizens who truly understand the rights of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As a private school we want ALL kids to have access and therefore we need the help of people who understand the value of providing an education that focuses on individual achievement and producing leaders and entrepreneurs. The words of Reagan remind us that, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
If you are interested in finding out more about The Classical Academy of Sarasota or to support its mission please visit the website at www.tcasarasota.com.