FAQs from Curriculum Nights 2018

Thank you, Founders  families, for joining us at our Grammar and Upper School Curriculum Nights last month. Spending some time with you as the school year is beginning is a real pleasure for us, and we think there's no better way to get our students started on the right foot. I thought it would be… Continue reading FAQs from Curriculum Nights 2018

Grammar School Science Lessons Explore the Animal Kingdom

Our grammar school students have been learning about the animal kingdom lately, and I thought you'd like to meet a special guest who visited the third graders last week: Sir Pigglesworth, or Piggles for short. One of our Founders moms brought in her family's mini pig to help our third graders learn the characteristics of… Continue reading Grammar School Science Lessons Explore the Animal Kingdom

Valedictory Address at Commencement 2018

Valedictory Address by Alexandria Clark, Class of 2018 The following address was delivered at Founders Classical Academy's Second Annual Commencement on May 25, 2018.  Welcome all to the graduation ceremony of the class of 2018. I am privileged to be speaking before you today as Valedictorian to honor these fine graduates before we set off… Continue reading Valedictory Address at Commencement 2018

Salutatory Address at Commencement 2018

Salutatory Address by Jessie Loehr, Class of 2018 The following address was delivered at Founders Classical Academy's Second Annual Commencement on May 25, 2018.  "Tell me muse of the man of many ways..." These are the first shared words to breach the minds of 45 incoming freshman, who by chance, or coercion, or happy intention,… Continue reading Salutatory Address at Commencement 2018

“Begetting Wonder”: Education in an Age of Irony, by Dr. David Whalen

"Appreciate literary irony, but do not attempt to live ironically. Remain—or become—susceptible to wonder and awe, not for sentimental and anti-intellectual reasons but for reasons quite the reverse. Wonder is to be cultivated because it is the necessary antecedent to all genuine intellectual growth, and essential for an adult life lived intelligently, comprehensively." - Dr. Whalen at Second Annual Commencement Ceremony

5th Graders Recite Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address from Memory

The last few weeks have been amazing, and I'll have a lot to share about our end of the year awards ceremony, field day, the Archer Games, and, of course, graduation. For now, though, I'll leave you with a video of our 5th graders. A couple of days ago we were in the middle of… Continue reading 5th Graders Recite Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address from Memory

Students Shine in Annual Talent Show

Every year in the spring, Grammar and Upper School students put on a talent show, and it's always one of the best school events we do. This year, the show was organized by the House of Herodotus, and it was beautifully done: Guests arrived and were seated in the gym. Those in the VIP section… Continue reading Students Shine in Annual Talent Show