Resources for Classical Education


Covenant Classical School is a member of:

Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Society for Classical Learning (SCL)

The following books are helpful in understanding Classical Christian education:

Wisdom and Eloquence by Robert Littlejohn and Charles T. Evans. An easy must read with a great overview of the classical model and discussions on faith, community, and learning.

The Well-Trained Mind
by Susan Wise Bauer and Jesse Wise. Written for the classical homeschooler but has great descriptions and goals by subject area, directed to each of the three stages of learning.

Increasing Academic Achievement with the Trivium of Classical Education: Its Historical Development, Decline in the Last Century, and Resurgence in Recent Decades by Randall Hart. Another easy read which has a great overview of the history of education from the time of the Greeks to today and how education changed from classical due to the influence of Dewey and pragmatism.

The Case for Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson.

Repairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education by Douglas Wilson.
    An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents by C. A. Perrin. We also have copies in booklet form in our school office.

    Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America by Gene Edward Veith, Jr. and Andrew Kern. Overview of classical education in booklet form.

    Norms and Nobility by David Hicks

    Who Killed Homer?: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom by Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath

    The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition by E. Christian Kopff

    Would you like to gain a classical education as an adult? Explore the following resources:

    The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had by Susan Wise Bauer

    The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What it Means to be an Educated Human Being by Richard Gamble

    Invitations to the Classics by Os Guinness

    You may find the following books helpful resources for parenting:

    Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp
    Age of Opportunity
    by Paul Tripp
    Don't Make Me Count to Three
    by Ginger Plowman
    Ending the Homework Hassle
    by John Rosemound
      The following articles and links provide additional information on Classical Christian education and related topics of interest.

      "Why Christian Education Must Also be Classical" by Nicholas Perrin
      It is sometimes said that Christian, classical education is a contradiction in terms. “How,” some well-meaning devout Christians will want to ask, “can the scheme of human learning, the centuries-old conversation we also call the „liberal arts?, have any real useful bearing on the Christian mind, which is to be transformed rather than conformed (Rom 12:2)?” When biblical illiteracy is running rampant through church, are not the pagans and their fallen writings simply a distraction which have little do with Christ or his purposes? Or, to put it in the words of Tertullian: “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Read Complete Article

      "Intelligence Plus Character" by Charles Colson
      "The Lost Tools of Learning" by Dorothy Sayers. The seminal work on Classical Christian education.
      "The Abolition of Man" by C.S. Lewis. Reflections on education.
      "The Why of Classical Education" Article on the benefits of classical education.
      "An Apology for Latin and Math" Article on the benefits of Latin and Math studies.
      "Thinking Logically About Logic"
      "What is Classical Rhetoric"
      Classical resources website
      "How To Turn Good Readers into Good Writers Too"
      "Knowing History and Knowing Who We Are" by David McCullough.
      Christian Classics Ethereal Library
      "In Defense of Memorization"
      "Incarnational Teaching In Kindergarten"