Classical Curriculum

A classical or liberal arts education has been essential to education since
ancient times. The word “liberal” is from the word liberare, “to set free”. The goal of classical education is to liberate the mind from the limitations of any one specialized skill in order to
be able to appreciate and converse in any science, art, or theology.

The seven liberal arts are grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, arithmetic, geometry,
astronomy, and logic. These are virtues of the mind which enable the mind to
have an intellectual discipline and advance in any academic endeavor.

St. Thomas More Academy combines the classical education with a Catholic Christian
theology for a Catholic Classical education.

The application of the liberal arts produces better students, citizens, and
professionals. This is because students of the liberals arts learn to think,
analyze, and communicate in effective manners. Students are immersed in a
sophisticated learning environment where each subject is connected, reinforced,
and relevant.

St. Thomas More Academy proudly follows this Catholic, classical style of education
in an effort to challenge each student to develop his/her heart, mind, and
soul. The teachers at St. Thomas More Academy inspire each student to think
independently, acquire truth, and make intelligent moral judgments. These are
skills for life well beyond the walls of St. Thomas More Academy.

St. Thomas More Academy offers Math, Science, Language Arts (including literature,
phonics, spelling, handwriting, and vocabulary), Religion, Social Studies,
Latin, Music, Art, and Physical Education.  In addition, we offer musical instrument
(guitar/piano) instruction after school. There are other after-school clubs as well.

For more information about the benefits of Catholic Classical education, please
contact  St. Thomas More Academy.

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education exists to give Catholic educators a clear understanding of the riches of authentic Catholic education, yesterday and today, and to help them implement the Church’s vision in their  institutions.  St. Thomas More Academy is proud to be included in the Institute's map of the United States locating Catholic schools.