Mrs Bresee, the principal at Veritas Academy has decided to put me on the school's curriculum board. While this is a great honor, it also makes me a little nervous to know that I will have such a big responsibility.
I have done a lot of research about curricula in the past years because, a few years ago, I considered homeschooling my children. Ever since Veritas Academy has opened, a year ago, I shifted my focus from learning about homeschooling to helping the school develop a good education plan. I have to say that I have a great passion for education and I want my children to grow up to be well rounded individuals.
The school's philosophy is based on the classical education system (the trivium model). Religion is, of course, central but a good academic education is also extremely important for us.
I will write more about my thoughts on elementary education and beyond, but for now, I just want to ask anyone who has any kind of advice or recommendations on good Catholic and classical materials and curricula, to please either email me (links are appreciated) or to send a comment to this post. I know that there are people who read this blog, who either homeschool or have homeschooled their children in the past or have been homeschooled themselves.
Again here are the main things I'm looking for:
1. traditional Catholic education
2. strong academic education based on the classical trivium model
3. in addition to the obvious:
religion,reading, writing, grammar, composition and mathematics,
also: world history and geography, science/nature studies, classical music, Western art, etiquette, PE, Latin, foreign languages (French and German).
Any recommendations are appreciated.