As principal of a “classical” Catholic school and a lifelong advocate for the liberal arts, I am excited by the growing classical school movement—which now has reached even many public charter schools. Catholic families are understandably attracted to charter schools’ free tuition and classical schools’ commitment to established curricula, teaching methods and virtue development. But
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This past Saturday, Kolbe Academy held its class of 2019 graduation ceremony at the Catholic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech in downtown Atlanta. What could have turned out to be a frustrated event–due to heavy rain causing several of the participants, including two of the featured speakers, to be rerouted and delayed–ended up being a
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Summer is upon us. I find that if my kids have a total break for too long everyone is at loose ends. We don’t technically school “year round,” but I definitely try to plan learning activities during those hot summer months.  It’s important, also, to remember to plan FUN ACTIVITIES for your kids. I’d like
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Recently, my sixth grader and I went for a walk.  As we wandered around our neighborhood, I was eager to hear about his life – friends, activities, etc.  He had other plans for our one-on-one time.  He wanted to learn about imaginary numbers.  My child studying Pre-Algebra had decided he was ready for Algebra II.
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One of the most fun traditions at Kolbe Academy is Crazy Hair and Hat Day. Each year, the ante is upped by teachers and students alike. 2019 was the most creative yet! Check out the photos of this year’s winners at each grade level.    6th Grade – Timothy C. with the “random hat-inator.”    
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Counting My Blessings Banríon S.             S-s-s-s-s-s-s-s.  It wasn’t a loud sound.  But it wasn’t a good sound — because it was not a normal sound to hear while driving down the road at 65 miles per hour.  I directed my teenage driver daughter to pull off the road, which she did.  I got out
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Earlier this week, I presented a brief definition and defense of a classical education . Next I would like to provide another review of why to provide a classical education to your children. Classical Education under Attack So many homeschoolers are bombarded for a variety of reasons—”How do you know you’re not ruining your children?” “What are your qualifications to teach?” “What about
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