Key Characteristics and Components of Classical Teaching:
A school that uses technology effectively but without diminishing the faculty leadership that is crucial to academic achievement.
The centrality of the Western tradition in the study of history, literature, and philosophy.A rich and recurring examination of the American literary, moral, philosophical, political, and historical traditions.
The use of explicit phonics instruction for the teaching of reading.
The teaching of Latin.
The acknowledgement of objective standards of correctness, logic, beauty, weightiness, and truth intrinsic to the liberal arts.
The school culture demanding moral virtue, decorum, respect, discipline, and studiousness among the students and faculty.
A curriculum that is content-rich.
A faculty where well-educated and articulate teachers explicitly convey real knowledge to students using traditional teaching methods rather than using so-called ‘student-based learning’.