What is Classical Education?


A Classical Education cultivates wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul in truth, beauty, and goodness.  This education has produced the greatest thinkers, leaders, and scientists in the Western world from the time of the Greeks until the late 19th century. 


The Difference that Matters


American Classical Charter Academy uses a combination of a content-rich classical curriculum and traditional teaching methods to open students’ minds for a deeper understanding of subjects. 




Educational excellence and equity require a coherent, cumulative, knowledge-based curriculum. This basic principle inspired the Core Knowledge Foundation to undertake the long process of research and consensus-building that led to the development of the Core Knowledge Sequence, the blueprint for knowledge-based schooling.


The Classrooms


American Classical Charter Academy provides an excellent education through an academically rigorous curriculum. Our school day is structured around teacher-led direct instruction where we make the most of every educational minute. At ACCA, we believe in knowledge-centered education where the teacher is the leader of classroom instruction. You will not find cooperative learning centers or student pods in our classrooms or observe project-based, child-directed instruction taking place. 


Classical Education Myths


As thousands of parents adopt Classical education, many more are left with questions. Unfamiliarity with what the classical method is seems to have given rise to some common myths. 

While you may find some truth in each myth, we believe your concerns about classical education will begin to fade as your knowledge increases. In fact, you may be surprised by the same enthusiasm that has motivated thousands of parents to return to education that works.  Read more...

The Teacher's Role


Teachers are the heart of the school. Without dedicated, competent teachers, the best educational practices will never come to fruition in the classroom. ACCA’s teachers are expected to implement ACCA’s academic mission. In the classroom, the teacher is in charge. Outside of the classroom, teachers receive professional guidance with respect to specific goals and objectives from the Board of Directors through the Principal.  Read more...