At its core, classical education embraces the concept of educating the whole child through a content-rich, virtue-rich education. Children are seen as human beings, not their standardized test scores. In a classroom environment where virtues are equally as important as academic success, students experience education in pursuing what is good, beautiful and true. At Hill Pointe, teachers will put children’s minds to work, guiding them to develop their learning capabilities and leading them to understand themselves and the world around them.
This educational philosophy, which values knowledge for its own sake, promotes a lifelong love of learning. Moral character derives from intentional and consistent teaching of virtue inside and outside of the classroom. Hill Pointe has selected the seven timeless virtues of responsibility, honesty, courage, respect, gratitude, humility and wonder as the focus of our students’ moral foundation.
Dan Coupland, Dean of the Hillsdale College faculty and Chair of the Education Department, explains how virtues are incorporated into a classical curriculum. Watch Coupland’s explanation here, and follow us on social media for more updates.