Tidewater Classical Academy

Teaching the Tools of Learning

ACADEMICS

THE CLASSICAL METHOD 

Although the classical method is 'new' to many parents, this time-honored method has been used for thousands of years (literally!) to educate young men and women.  To learn about the details of this approach, and why it is so effectiveclick here.

THE TOOLS OF LEARNING

Using the classical method, our curriculum seeks to build the 4 key “tools of learning” - Reading, Writing, Language, and Math.   Although all subjects are covered, the content we study is not the end goal, but “grist for the mill,” raw material for building the tools.  This approach prepares our students, not only to think, but to be life-long learners. 

THE CURRICULUM

All curriculum used at TCA is evaluated using three key critera - clarity, truthfulness, and ease of learning.  We search far and wide for the best available, rigorously analyzing, reviewing, and revising our approach.  Some of our providers include:

  • Veritas Press Bible/History & Omnibus program
  • Logos Latin
  • Language and Reading by McRuffy Press
  • Spelling and Phonics by McRuffy Press 
  • Saxon Math and Shurley Grammar

Click here to see a list of materials we are using this year.

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