Memoria Press' educational philosophy can be best described as classical Christian education—the cultivation of wisdom and virtue through training in the liberal arts and a familiarity with the great books and the great thinkers of the Western tradition.
The liberal arts are the general linguistic and mathematical skills that enable a person to excel in every academic area—as well as in the practical activities of life. These areas include grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music. The liberal arts remain the greatest summary of the skills a student should be expected to know.
Through the study of the greatest thoughts and words by Western thinkers and writers, we are able to pass cultural heritage from one generation to the next. Western civilization is made up of three elements: the Greeks, the Romans, and the Hebrews. A familiarity with these cultures and the Christian Bible is essential to understanding our culture.
The liberal arts are the "how" of education, and the study of Western culture is the "what". A mastery of both of these is the best way to prepare a child, not only for college, but for life.
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