“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

Mrs. Walley’s Tips for Success in 9th-12th

Cultivating Good Habits for Success in High School by Mrs. Walley, Upper School Science Teacher Use Your PlannerDon’t just have a planner--please use it! You can purchase a beautiful Founders planner from the front office. It's customized for our school and you will find it very helpful for tracking weekly assignments, planning your academic year,… Continue reading Mrs. Walley’s Tips for Success in 9th-12th

Class of 2018 College Acceptances and Scholarships So Far

Students from the Class of 2018, our second graduating class, have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, and, as of today, have earned $2,519,380 in scholarships. This number represents the scholarship funding our 28 students from the senior class have been offered over four years of college from all of the schools… Continue reading Class of 2018 College Acceptances and Scholarships So Far

The Ten Points

Besides blood, toil, tears and sweat, our school is the product of a partnership between Hillsdale College and Responsive Education Solutions, an organization that runs over 70 charter schools throughout Texas and Arkansas. Though the Barney Charter School Initiative (BCSI), Hillsdale College partners with charter schools across the country and provides recruiting help, teacher training,… Continue reading The Ten Points