Einstein on Science

It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work should increase man's blessings. Concern for man himself must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors, concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods--in order that the creations of… Continue reading Einstein on Science

Seminar Discussion in 9th-12th Grade, by Mr. Peterson

The Seminar Discussion by Mr. Peterson, Literature and Philosophy Teacher This is an abridged version of a lecture given at Hillsdale College on June 29, 2017 as part of the Barney Charter School Initiative's summer teacher training. The original (available upon request) includes details about seminar setup procedures, grading, how the other components of a literature class… Continue reading Seminar Discussion in 9th-12th Grade, by Mr. Peterson

Mathletes Sweep TCSAAL Math Olympiad

Last year, we sent one team of four high school students to compete in the TCSAAL math olympiad. They won regionals and state. They had the idea that wearing colorful bowties would intimidate the competition. I guess they were right. After securing the victory, they posed as Archers for their victory shot, with their coach… Continue reading Mathletes Sweep TCSAAL Math Olympiad

College Acceptances for the Class of 2018

Our seniors have begun hearing back from colleges, and on Friday afternoon we gathered in the foyer to continue the tradition of adding a blue pin to the class map each time an college acceptance comes in. When students have chosen their college a red pin is added. Click here to see the Class of… Continue reading College Acceptances for the Class of 2018

Introduction to the Barney Charter School Initiative

Since the first days of our school, the Barney Charter School Initiative has played an instrumental role in the formation of our students and teachers. An outreach program of Hillsdale College, the BCSI helps schools like ours educate young men and women for lives of citizenship and independence. Every summer our teachers attend training in… Continue reading Introduction to the Barney Charter School Initiative

Resources for Latin Students in 6th-12th

Our curriculum requires students to study Latin I, Latin II, and Latin III. Students typically complete Latin III at the end of 9th grade, and from there they may go on to study advanced Latin or another language in the high school. To see how our students are introduced to Latin and learn a little… Continue reading Resources for Latin Students in 6th-12th

Introduction to Latin in 6th Grade

At Founders Classical Academy, students begin studying Latin and Greek root words in 3rd grade, and when they get to 6th grade they begin Wheelock's Latin. Over the course of 6th and 7th grade, students complete Latin I and are ready to go on to more advanced Latin in 8th grade and high school. Learning… Continue reading Introduction to Latin in 6th Grade

Testing our New Air Track in 11th Grade Physics

At the end of our third year, Founders Classical Academy of Leander was honored with the Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The award came with a $25,000 prize, and earlier this year some of those funds went toward the purchase of a telescope and an air track for the science department. Several weeks ago… Continue reading Testing our New Air Track in 11th Grade Physics

Alumni Return for a Visit with the High School Students

This week members of the Class of 2017 returned to campus to talk with upper school students about what life is like after college, and how Founders prepared them for the academic rigors of being an undergraduate. Students asked them all sorts of questions. Here are some of the lessons our alums had to share:… Continue reading Alumni Return for a Visit with the High School Students