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Seacoast Classical Academy is a no-tuition public school chartered by the NH State Board of Education. It will open in the New Hampshire Seacoast region in September 2024.
“I loved reading your application. I loved the focus on family rights. I loved the focus on learning versus activism. But my favorite part about it was, what I think is an axiom, which is that parents are the primary decision maker and moral authority in a child’s life. And so I was really excited to see that. I wish you great success…” -- Richard Sala, member of the NH State Board of Education
In classical education, copious objective Knowledge is the raw material of learning in a content-rich curriculum. Young scholars enjoy learning, and have a high capacity for it. Knowledge is the foundation of classical education.
Young scholars want to examine knowledge and to assemble it into a network of connected knowledge to gain Understanding. In classical education, we impart not only skills, but also a broad Understanding of humanity and nature through the synthesis of knowledge.
Young scholars learn to create new knowledge and understanding, and to persuade others, through Critical Thinking. In classical education, we develop the intellectual and moral autonomy of young scholars.
A general tendency of contemporary conventional education is to teach what to think, as prescribed by others, whereas classical education teaches how to think for oneself. In this way, classical education is both deeper and more broad-minded than conventional education. Classical education is good for young scholars and for our community.