Fostering Knowledge, Virture & Liberty in America’s Classrooms
The battle is on for the hearts and minds of our children.
We believe students will thrive when the best things are put before them. If you believe this too, then we want you to come teach at a Founders Classical Academy.
To be a classical teacher is a profound calling.
At Founders Classical Academies, we look for men and women who are prepared to inspire, challenge and teach children in ways missing from public education for decades. We hope you will read the information below and consider joining us.
The task of the classical teacher is to form the heart of the child to seek truth and desire goodness. This is not something most children know they need or want, but when they encounter an adult willing to lead the way, the children’s intellectual kindling turns into a roaring fire of curiosity. They become learners who forever want to know.
There is much more to be said about the calling of the classical teacher, but here is the starting point. Do you hear it calling you? If so, we want you to join us at Founders Classical Academies in Texas and Arkansas [if so click here].
At our classical schools, our early elementary teachers begin by introducing beautiful and good things to our youngest students. They help students master language and numbers so they can ask about, understand, and measure the world. In older grades, our teachers show our students how to organize the things they know and to use logic to draw conclusions about those things. By graduation, our students should be able to tell us what is necessary to pursue the highest good and why we should want to do the same. We call this process the Trivium.
Guiding children through this process is no easy task, but it is rewarding. It is also essential if they are to thrive into adulthood. America’s Founding Fathers spent lifetimes thinking about the impact this sort of education would have on the people of our nation.
Classical education is our heritage.
When our Founding Fathers declared their intent to create a self-governing nation free to self-determination, they believed that the success of their new republic rested largely on the ability of educators to help develop thoughtful and virtuous people. In 1779, Congressman Samuel Adams wrote that “if virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.” He believed education would be a balance against power and wealth. To that end, Adams advocated for high quality, character-driven instruction that would help promote freedom and the general welfare of the nation across the country. He was one of many leaders who recognized the importance of educating the citizenry. While there is no federal mandate for public education in the Constitution, the value of a teacher who is able to educate students on our foundational principles is incalculable.