What is Classical Christian Education?
Classical Christian Education (CCE) is education as it was practiced prior to the progressive movement early in the 20th century when the focus switched to job training. Instead, CCE sharpens students’ reasoning, language, and rhetorical skills with a Christian vision for all truth and knowledge. Classical education was created by the Greeks to train citizens to self-govern and live in freedom. Later, it was Christianized to become “Classical Christian.” In the medieval era, “scholastics” refined the form into what inspires classical Christian education today. Rather than emphasizing “subjects,” it emphasizes seven “liberal arts,” which liberate the mind to be less subject to controlling influences. The goal is to cultivate wisdom in light of Christ’s creation and kingdom.
--Association of Classical Christian Schools
The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers
This essay played an enormous role in starting the classical Christian movement in America. In it, Sayers proposes organizing schools with the classical trivium in mind and studying Latin.
Introduction to Classical Education by Christopher A. Perrin
This booklet introduces classical education to parents concisely with anecdotes and diagrams. It contains some history, explanations of classical education’s distinctive elements, and examples of alumni achievements.
Why Classical Education by Fritz Hinrichs
This article is adapted from a speech given by Fritz Hinrichs at the 1995 Homeschool Curriculum fair in San Diego, California.
Multum Non Multa by Andrew Campbell