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Our Approach

Founders utilizes a classical approach to education characterized by a traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum and whole-group teaching methodology with an orientation towards truth, beauty, and goodness.

Our approach to classical education is a mindset, a body of knowledge, and an instructional method:

The Mindset

The mindset says that well-informed and self-governing people who pursue the common good promote a healthy and free society. That mindset is informed by a distinct body of knowledge and tools of learning that promotes an understanding of the human experience and the world in which we live.

A Body of Knowledge

That body of knowledge and tools provide us simultaneously with a common language and principles, and compelling and beautiful content around which to form thoughtful and rational thinkers.

An Instructional Method

Our classical threefold method of instruction recognizes that all learning is built upon previous learning and that students learn in a hierarchical manner: systematic knowledge acquisition, dialectic and logic that is an extension of the knowledge, and rhetoric or the art of persuasion, which provides for the eloquent expression of thought.