Who We Are
Clemson Area Classical Academy is a 501C3 non-profit private educational program. It is a Christ-centered education program which combines the best aspects of a home and traditional education. As a private, homeschool-hybrid model, we exist to partner with parents to provide a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that is both classically and Biblically based.
Clemson Classical Academy
Where home and school unite.
Charlotte Mason Philosophy
Classical, Christian,Charlotte Mason Inspired Curriculum
Students begin by learning the fundamental facts and rules of each subject. Teaching methods such as singing, memorizing, chanting, and recitation are emphasized. During this stage, a child develops an appetite or love for learning. An inquiring mind drives the investigation and exploration that results in learning. It is important to provide the child time for play and investigation, as well as, quality material and living books to explore. The students exit the Grammar Stage with tools needed for self-education. A hallmark of our program is the integration of subjects to create a meaningful context for learning and exploration. Each academic year, we strive to integrate the study of nature, history, art and artist studies, language, classic literature, and Latin in meaningful ways. No subject is taught in isolation.
Students are taught how to analyze, reason, question, evaluate, and critique. They learn to think about all aspects of life within the framework of a biblical worldview. Formal logic is taught as a core subject beginning in the seventh grade.
In the study of rhetoric, students develop thoughtful, mature ideas based on their knowledge. Students learn how to speak and write with eloquence and grace.