The Best Which has Been Thought and Said

We believe that we are inheritors of a great tradition which was characterized by the ancient Greeks and continues to this day. All of our students, no matter where they are from, become a part of this great tradition the minute they enter beneath the arched facade of our building. Our goal is to teach students to know what Plato called “the good, the true, and the beautiful” and to understand it as a reflection of our God whose essence defines goodness, truth, and beauty. 

To this end, our teaching resources include the foundational texts in the canon of Western literature--what Matthew Arnold called “the best which has been thought and said.” This tradition is characterized by an intellectual spirit of inquiry and method of reason, which, once learned, enable students to follow the life of the mind wherever it might lead them.