Acquiring Good Taste–Practical Steps

by Dr. Lindsey Scholl, Logic School Coordinator In the last blog post, we discussed the importance of acquiring a taste for the true, the good, and the beautiful for ourselves and not just for our children.  This is important not just because we want to be good models for our children, but because we ourselves are individual children of God; having …

Why Latin? The Short Tale of Two Historians

by Dr. Lindsey Scholl, TCS Logic School Coordinator There have been many, many articles published recently on why the study of Latin will help your children’s thinking, improve their SAT scores, provide them with an expansive vocabulary, and generally help them to understand—or even improve—Western Civilization as we know it. It’s all true. Latin is invaluable as a learning tool; …

Meals

by Neil Anderson, Head of School I love a good meal. A nice table, solid chairs filled with people I love, ample time, and… oh yes, good food. Food is what defines a meal, but hardly what makes a good one. It is important that our children grow up healthy and strong, eating the meat and vegetables that put hair on …

Commitment

by Neil Anderson, Head of School “We cannot pursue a classical and Christian education as a fad. We are not purchasing intellectual hula hoops for the kids.” ~ Douglas Wilson For many, the introduction to Trinity Classical School came in the context of an Information Meeting. I love Information Meetings. I love them because they give me a platform to …

The Trivium: Putting the Pieces Together

by Mark Palmer, Founding Board Member  The Trivium, Latin for “three ways,” is one of the key concepts guiding the classical approach at Trinity Classical School of Houston. The Trivium shapes the TCS curriculum from Pre-K to our eventual 12th grade. With the concept of the Trivium having many layers, what is the best way to describe this idea? At …

Reading Well

by Annamarie Dewhurst: Academic Coordinator HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF READING IN THE HOME During our campus days at Trinity Classical School, we work hard to foster a culture of reading. Likewise, we encourage parents to be intentional in creating an atmosphere in their home that values high quality books and reading. Reading is a door into another world, …

Brilliance

by Neil Anderson, Head of School Dominus Illuminatio Mea The world is littered with intelligent people who are not brilliant. Smart people who are arrogant. Skilled people who are selfish. Experts who are morally corrupt. Sometime in the 1700’s the word “bright” began to be used to describe intelligence. Before that it was only used to refer to something that …

Product

by Neil Anderson, Head of School Each month, interested families attend Informational Meetings that we hold at TCS. At these meetings, we try to fit everything anyone would ever need to know about TCS into a one-hour presentation so that families can make an informed decision about applying. At the end of these meetings we have an open forum for …

Counter-cultural

by Neil Anderson, Head of School Trinity Classical School is counter-cultural by its very nature. Education, culturally speaking, is a system implemented to keep children occupied during the week (while mom and dad work) with academic routines that will ultimately give them the skills they need to work themselves, while their children go to school. Our motto this year “Non …

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child

by Neil Anderson, Head of School “‘We don’t teach by rote memorization,’ say our educators today, raising their chins in pride. ‘We prefer to teach critical thinking. We prefer to tap into the imagination.’ So long as teachers keep harping on that one string, we won’t have to fear that our school will turn out the next Dante or Mozart.” …