Multum non Multa: Much not Many

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Christopher Perrin

Dr. Christopher Perrin drills down on each of the 8 Essential Principles of Classical  Pedagogy.   Multum non Multa emphasizes doing fewer things but do them well.

“It is not the reading of many books which makes one wise, but a few good books well read.”  Martin Luther

Fun with Latin: Three Little Pigs

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Three Little Pigs Latin

Latin may be more fun than you ever imagined! Click on the link and learn!

Three Little Pigs, Forgotten Fairy Tales — Latin Vocabulary Practice
Classical Academic Press

You Are Invited . . .

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. . . To our Open House!

classical-education Tree.jpgJoin us in March and meet Gideon Study Center.
Visit classes, peruse  curriculum, ask questions and meet tutors.
Interested Students are Welcome!!

Open Houses are by RSVP only
to Judy Palloto

Thursday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday EVENING, March 24 at 7:00 p.m

Thursday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Please Call to arrange a more convenient date and time!
Judy Palloto / 724.825.3693

What is Classical Education?

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students at museum

From Classical Academic Press:

Classical education is like a very large museum with many beautiful, wonder-filled rooms that could be studied over a lifetime. It is a long tradition of education that has emphasized the seeking after of truth, goodness, and beauty and the study of the liberal arts and the great books. What are the liberal arts? They are grammar, logic, rhetoric (the verbal arts of the trivium), arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy (the mathematical arts of the quadrivium). This approach to education also includes the study of Latin. (You can read more about the study of Latin in Why Latin?) The classical approach teaches students how to learn and how to think. Read More

First Day of Classes is Here!

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Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong,
and never to be content with a half truth when the whole can be won.

Excerpt from Cadet Prayer
United States Military Academy
West Point

Classical . . . Christian . . . Homeschool . . . Tutorial . . . Service

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Partnering with Homeschool Families
to develop students in the areas of
knowledge, character, and faith

. . . Serves by providing classical and Christian tutorial services for homeschool students grades 2 –12 . We stress literary excellence, sound reasoning, Biblical Worldview, and appreciation for Western tradition.

. . . Partners with homeschooling families; it is not a school. Parents remain the supervisor of their homeschool program. They partner with enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors to create a climate where students are able to develop academically, sharpen learning skills, and grow in character and faith.

. . . Engages the Classical method of educating students to become confident and articulate thinkers. The core of classical education is the Trivium, an enduring instruction method that tailors the curriculum to a child’s cognitive development.

Adventure Club Summer Reading Launches

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marinerscompasslgEach year Gideon Study Center focuses on a single historical time period. This chronological, integrated approach to History, Literature, and Writing expands the student’s learning experience by immersing both the student and the entire Center into the time period. Regardless if the student is in 2nd grade or 10th grade they are all focused in the same direction yet studying at their particular level.

This year the historical time period is Explorers – 1815. An exciting time of adventure, discovery, and understanding of how God is working today through how He worked in the past.

While continuing the theme of traveling and adventure students will “travel” to 7 continents with each continent representing a different book. Throughout the summer there will be different “ports” filled with activities and continents

If the adventurer chooses to participate in the competition there is a special bounty to be claimed!