What is Classical Education?

Classical Christian Education (CCE) is a traditional approach to education rooted in western civilization and culture, developed by the church, grounded in piety and governed by theology, employing the historic curriculum and pedagogy of the seven liberal arts in order to cultivate men and women characterized by wisdom, virtue, and eloquence. 

The term 'classical education' has been used in Western culture for several centuries, with each era modifying the definition and adding its own selection of topics. By the end of the 18th century, in addition to the trivium and quadrivium of the Middle Ages the definition of a classical education embraced the study of literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, history, art, and languages. 

The following resources below do not necessarily express the exact views of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod or St. Paul's Lutheran School. However, they are good resources for one wanting to know more about many different aspects of Classical Christian Education.


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