November 18, 2015 - The ICLE Reading Room
Anthony Esolen draws lessons from Sacred Heart School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of the schools we serve:
So then, three years ago, the priests and people of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish faced a decision. The school’s enrollment had dwindled to 65. It was learn or die. And that was when Father Sirico and the school’s teachers turned to the beauty and wisdom of the past. They turned to what still gives life.
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October 30, 2015 - Dr. Andrew Seeley, ICLE Director
When The Institute offers workshops on classical education or the Catholic intellectual tradition, math teachers seem to be the hardest to reach. Religion, literature, art, and music teachers quickly recognize that their subjects provide great opportunities for introducing students to whatThe Holy See's Teachings on Catholic Schoolscalls “a Catholic worldview throughout the curriculum." History and science teachers can see it too, though they might worry about making their subject into an apologetics classes. Math teachers, however, often feel their courses are beyond the scope of our training.
October 30, 2015 - Elisabeth Sullivan,
ICLE Assistant Director
The first thing one notices about St. Thomas More Academy is the joyful atmosphere. This is not an institution, but a community. From the fire pit, to the chicken coop and organic garden, and especially to the beautiful chapel now under renovation, there is a sense of freedom and engagement here that seems to visibly uplift the students – and the faculty.
October 30, 2015 - Dr. Jake Noland, Supervising Instructor