Parents and supporters have questions: What is a Classical Education? Why is it important that my child receives this type of education? What is the trivium? Why should they learn about virtue? These are important questions and their answers are not short. We highly recommend that parents read the same books we require members of our Governing Council to read. The following books heavily influenced the philosophy and founding of the Estancia Valley Classical Academy and strongly inform its direction today. We strongly encourage parents to learn about the quality, meaning, and value of the education their child will receive at EVCA by reading the books below.
The Schools We Need, and Why We Don't Have Them
This book takes an in-depth look at the Common Core curriculum. The author, Terrence Moore, was the founding principal of Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins, Colorado, whose high school twice ranked first in the state. Since 2008 he has taught history at Hillsdale College, where he is also the principal advisor of the Barney Charter School Initiative and is helping set up dozens of classical charter schools.