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St. Charles Borromeo Academy is a scholarly educational institution which provides a Catholic, Classical Education focused on the integral human formation and the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.

The teachings and beauty of our Catholic faith is not only a subject of academic study in each grade but is woven through all of what we do at Borromeo Academy, providing unity and cohesiveness to the curriculum.

The Pillars of Borromeo Academy

Classical education emphasizes the transcendentals of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. It seeks to cultivate a sense of wonder and awe helping students develop a genuine love for learning and serving.

Classical education introduces students to classical teachings that influenced Him and those through which He influenced the past two millennia, especially in morality, liberal arts, fine arts, and outreach to others.

Classical education expects students to develop a well-trained mind capable of thinking critically and communicating eloquently. The Borromeo Academy community embraces a strong work ethic and moral compass that permits students to challenge cultural values and the status quo.

Classical education is a language-rich approach to the curriculum where priority is given to great literature rather than textbooks as the foundation of learning.

Classical education views parents as the primary educators and teachers are viewed as co-educators. In the classical model of education, teachers teach for mastery of content.

Catholic liberal or classical education begins with the conviction that to be wise tomorrow, we must begin today to learn the wisdom of yesterday.

Classical education offers students courses in Latin, grammar, logic, and debate.

To best facilitate a classical approach to teaching, St. Charles Borromeo Academy commits to providing small class sizes, allowing each student the best opportunities to become smarter, holier, and wiser.

Classical education understands that education should primarily be about the acquisition of virtue, and only secondarily about vocational preparation.

Curriculum Time Periods

Pre-grammar stage
Kindergarten: Community, Bible history, families
1st Grade: Colonization, Geography, US traditions
2nd Grade: US history, Gov't, Ancient Egypt, Geography

Grammar stage
3rd Grade: Greek/Roman (500BC-400 AD)
4th Grade: Medieval (400-1600)
5th Grade: Early Modern/US (1600-present)

Logic stage
6th Grade: Ancient (Greek/Roman 500BC-400)
7th Grade: Christendom Medieval/Early Modern (400-1650)
8th Grade: New World (Modern US 1850-present)

Our classical model includes...

  • God, as the central focus, creating disciples to reach heaven.
  • An overall focus on developing habits of good character and pursuit of excellence.
  • A foundation in the traditional liberal arts.
  • A dynamic curriculum.
  • The study of Latin beginning in pre-kindergarten.
  • The art of cursive handwriting.
  • Small class sizes with knowledgeable, dedicated, caring faculty.
  • A Montessori approach in preschool.
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd; Level’s I, II, III.
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