"In so many of the public conversations in America lately on ways to improve our educational system, people seem to focus on things like buildings, computers, audio-visual equipment, teacher training, and so on. All of these things have varying degrees of importance in the overall project of getting people educated, but I am always reminded of the words of an old professor I once heard who said, "All you really need are teachers, books, and students." Read More
  • from "How to Be a Student," by Bryan Smith, Assistant Headmaster, Cambridge School of Dallas
"Only reading allows us to reach out beyond the restrictions of time and space, to take part in what Mortimer Adler has called the "Great Conversation" of ideas that began in ancient times and has continued unbroken to the present." Read More
  • from "How to Get the Classical Education You Never Had,' by Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Well Trained Mind
"Of all the questions the human mind can ask, three are of ultimate importance:
  • What can I know?
  • What should I do?
  • What may I hope?

The three questions correspond to the three “theological virtues” of faith, hope, and charity. Faith in God’s word is the Christian answer to “What can I know?” Love of God and neighbor is the Christian answer to “What should I do?” And hope for Gods’ Kingdom, the Kingdom of heaven, is the Christian answer to “What may I hope?” Just as faith fulfills the mind’s deepest quest for truth and as love fulfills the moral will’s deepest quest for goodness, so the hope of heaven fulfills the heart’s deepest quest for joy." Read More

  • from "Reasons of the Heart," by Peter Kreeft, Professor Of Philosophy at Boston College
"Most of us were taught in school to go to a dictionary when we met an unfamiliar word. We were told to consult an encyclopedia, scholarly commentaries, or other secondary sources to get help with statements we couldn't understand. The rule to follow on tackling a difficult book calls for exactly the opposite procedure.
"Look first for the things you can understand, and refuse to get bogged down in the difficult passages. Read right on past paragraphs, footnotes, arguments and references that escape you. There will be enough material which you can immediately grasp, and soon it will add up to a substantial foothold from which to climb further." Read More
  • from "How To Read a Hard Book," by Mortimer J. Adler
Why Take Latin?
The reasons are limitless and each person's experience is unique, but here is what college and university admissions personnel say when asked about Latin as an academic pursuit. Read More
  • from "Why Take Latin," by the Texas Classical Association
"The study of Latin is a complete education in that it develops the intellectual powers of the mind and at the same time develops English language sklls far more effectively than English grammar, thus achieving the two most important goals of education at the same time.
"Latin, like math, gives the student the experience of studying one subject to a master level. This is what is missing in modern education. We try to teach everything and we cover too many subjects too superficially. " Read More
  • from "An Apology for Latin & Math," by Cheryl Lowe, founder Memoria Press
"Would our children really get a better education if they studied fewer subjects? " Read More
  • from "Multum non Multa," by Andrew Campbell