Resources

Below is a listing of some of the books that have influenced our development as a school, and that as a parent you may find useful:

  • William J. Bennett, The Educated Child: A Parents Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade
  • Susan Wise Bauer, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
  • John Milton Gregory, The Seven Laws of Teaching
  • Vigen Guroian, Rallying the Really Human Things: Moral Imagination in Politics, Literature, and Everyday Life
  • David V. Hicks, Norms & Nobility: A Treatise on Education
  • E.D. Hirsch, The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children
  • C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
  • Thomas Lickona, Character Matters; How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgement, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues
  • Christopher A. Perrin, An Introduction to Classical Education; A Guide for Parents (download free e-book here)
  • Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
  • Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System; How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education
  • John Rosemond, Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child
  • Leonard Sax, Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
  • Gene Edward Veith, Jr. and Andrew Kern, Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America
  • Daniel Willingham, Why Don’t Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

We also recommend two excellent films that examine the state of our education system in the United States:

  • Race to Nowhere (Reel Link Films)
  • Waiting for “Superman” (Participant Media, filmmaker Davis Guggenheim)