A Hairy Situation In 9th grade I needed a haircut. I had been informed by my mother that the current “situation” atop my head was unacceptable and, unless I was planning on registering it as a national forest, I would need to get it trimmed. Unfortunately, the month was October, and I knew if I
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An Attitude of Gratitude Thank you Mr. Buyarski for that introduction. I am absolutely honored to be standing here today and speaking to you, the Class of 2018. I’m usually much better at winging things like this, essays, speeches…my entire high school career, so writing this in advance was somewhat of a struggle. Needless to
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They Came from Near and Far for Kolbe’s Graduation Kolbe Academy celebrated its senior class of 2018 with a live graduation ceremony this past Saturday. Along with their friends and families, eighteen students convened for the occasion at Georgia Tech’s Catholic Center in the heart of downtown Atlanta with five additional graduates attending virtually. Some
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  From the Kolbe Archives, by Willa Ryan From September 17, 2004 Literature, the Heart of the Curriculum Literature is key to a Catholic classical education. In Kolbe’s reading courses, in the grade school years, children are expected to read at least several books in addition to the main reading selections, and to write several
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Education as a Voyage The act of education is the undertaking of a guided voyage towards mastery. The guide is an original pathfinder who serves as a model for imitation. He guides our actions via the instrument of desire. We desire what he has or, more precisely, what he is. For example, if our model
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Perseverance in Homeschooling, by Willa Ryan From 12/21/2004 Looking Back I have just finished writing a letter of reference for my oldest son, who is in his senior year and hopes to attend Thomas Aquinas College. After eleven years of homeschooling, almost ten of those with Kolbe Academy, I will soon have my first graduate.
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Welcome Parents, Friends, and Curious Onlookers! Homeschooling Insights We are excited to present a new opportunity for interacting with our Kolbe Academy families and friends! In our brand new blog, you will find great articles specifically tailored to advise on the various issues homeschooling families encounter. Our impressive contributing writers will share their knowledge and experience on a
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