Institutional Affiliates

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University is proud to announce its new master’s degree in Classical Liberal Education and Leadership, available this fall.

The new master’s degree is an excellent academic and professional development opportunity for educators, school leaders and others interested in studying classic texts from a broad range of disciplines through the Socratic Discussion method. Graduate students, classical charter school teachers, and home school educators interested in reading primary sources and engaging in lively seminar discussions will find this program particularly suited to their interests. Courses include: classic texts in political philosophy and justice, natural science and philosophy, leadership and statesmanship, literary leaders, the foundations of logic and faith and reason. All of the courses will be offered at ASU’s Tempe campus.

The founding director of SCETL, Dr. Paul Carrese, is a member of Institute’s Advisory Council.



Established in September 1999, the Bill of Rights Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that works to engage, educate, and empower individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society.  The Institute develops educational resources and programs for a network of more than 50,000 educators and 70,000 students nationwide. The president of BRI, Dr. David Bobb, is a member of the Institute’s Advisory Council.

The president of the Bill of Rights Institute, Dr. David Bobb, is a member of the Institute’s Advisory Council.



In the tradition of missions that have established schools, colleges, hospitals, food banks, shelters and other works intended to meet the needs of their neighbors, no matter their background, we offer support to any teacher in any kind of school or adult education program, serving all kinds of students. We believe in the dignity of every human being and that each one deserves an exceptional humanities education. That is why we are committed to serving all teachers and fostering humanities for everyone.

The support we provide improves teaching; better teaching improves learning; and better learning advances both the good of each individual student and the common good.

As an Academy we study, develop, and teach the best ways for teachers to master their art. Why “Cana”? A modern adaptation of the ancient story of the wedding feast proved restorative for the protagonist in Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. In that restoration his vision of the order and goodness of life became clear, his ability to serve others in that light grew strong. We are inspired by that story in its ancient and modern versions. It drives all we do.



For generations, West Virginia has been an object of ridicule, pity, and even curiosity – its economy and people among the poorest in the United States for well over a century.

An “island” of poverty in the wealthiest country the world, West Virginia’s brighter future depends on a new paradigm: a new way of looking at the world with new ideas and a philosophy built on innovation, human flourishing, and a recognition that freedom is the greatest alleviator of poverty the world has ever seen. Ours is a philosophy built on the entrepreneur, the tinkerer in the garage, and the idea that small government means more room for people to create and build their own futures.

The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy was founded by a group of West Virginians in 2014 to usher in this vision, and lay the intellectual groundwork for West Virginia’s brighter future. Cardinal’s founders believed that West Virginia must get the government out of the way so its citizens can craft their own future free of unnecessary government intrusion, bureaucracy, arbitrary regulation, and burdensome taxes.

The founders felt that this new paradigm needed an organization whose sole mission was to create, research, communicate, and popularize freedom-enhancing ideas for the public. Cardinal hired its first employee in the fall of 2015, has been deeply engaged in West Virginia’s marketplace of ideas ever since.


Classical Academic Press (CAP) is a classical education curriculum , media, and consulting company.  We are the product of years of brainstorming, conversations, thoughtful critiques, and application in private, public/charter, and homeschool classrooms.

Our mission is to produce and supply to today’s market the finest classical curricula and resources. Our motto, “Classical Subjects Creatively Taught,” describes the essence of all that we publish (Latin, Logic, Writing & Rhetoric, Grammar, Greek, Spanish, Poetry, Literature Guides, and more). We seek to produce classical curricula and media with a clear design and structure and incremental and systematic instruction, all with a touch of delight, creativity, and flair. Learning should be fun and beautiful!

Classical Academic Press have several useful and engaging products for the classical practitioner.



The CLT is an online college entrance exam for 11th and 12th graders. Accepted at hundreds of colleges across the US, the CLT is an alternative to the SAT® and ACT® and consists of three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Grammar/Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning.




Educator Solutions (ESI) has been honored to work with classical schools around the country to recruit and staff positions at every level, including heads of schools, teachers, and administrative and support staff. ESI provides comprehensive human resource services for classical schools, including recruiting, screening, onboarding, staffing, benefits administration & payroll. At ESI, we believe in the classical school choice movement, and we are making it our mission to build strategic partnerships with organizations around the country to provide the best talent for our partner schools.




Eighth Day Books has specialized in classic books across the disciplines of art, science, and the humanities since 1988, when we first opened our store in Wichita, Kansas.

From the beginning, we have not been a typical independent bookstore; we eschew the trendy, and do not carry books solely based on their sale ability. Instead, we’re selective, offering an eccentric community of books based on this organizing principle: if a book (be it literary, scientific, historical, or theological) sheds light on ultimate questions in an excellent way, then it’s a worthy candidate for inclusion in our catalog.

Reality doesn’t divide itself into “religious” and “literary” and “secular” spheres, so we don’t either. We’re convinced that all truths are related and every truth, if we pay attention rightly, directs our gaze toward God. One of our customers found us “eclectic but orthodox.” We like that.





Increasingly, American institutions — colleges and universities, businesses, government, the media and even our children’s schools — are enforcing a cynical and intolerant orthodoxy. This orthodoxy requires us to identify ourselves and each other based on immutable characteristics like skin color, gender and sexual orientation. It pits us against one another, and diminishes what it means to be human.

Today, almost 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education ushered in the Civil Rights Movement, there is an urgent need to reaffirm and advance its core principles. To insist on our common humanity. To demand that we are each entitled to equality under the law. To bring about a world in which we are all judged by the content of our character and not by the color of our skin.

That’s where FAIR comes in.





At the Institute for Excellence in Writing, we present a method of teaching writing that every teacher can use in his or her classroom, so every parent can be confident that every student will learn to write.





A Journal of Classical Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes articles, policy research, editorials, and reviews related to the history, theory, practice, and pedagogy of classic liberal arts education and contemporary classical schools, colleges, and universities.





At St. John’s College (SJC), a leader in the renewal of classical and liberal education in America, the great books—from Augustine to Shakespeare, Plato to Pascal—are our most important teachers. Johnnies study such authors in small, discussion-based seminars, diving deeply into works of literature, philosophy, theology, mathematics and the sciences. SJC offers both undergraduate and graduate programs on two beautiful campuses, in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM. SJC’s Graduate Institute, founded more than 50 years ago as the “Teachers Institute for Liberal Education,” features two programs specifically designed for educators: the two-summer Certificate in Liberal Arts Education with a classical focus and a four-semester MA in Liberal Arts. Graduate Institute students may select from five segments: “Philosophy and Theology,” “Politics and Society,” “Literature,” “History,” and “Mathematics and Natural Science.” Additionally, we offer the opportunity to study Greek and Latin. Both administrators and teachers who are enrolled in the Certificate or full degree programs may receive significant financial aid, including some full-tuition fellowships. President of St. John’s College, Annapolis, Pano Kanelos, serves on the Institute’s Advisory Council.





The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University (Philadelphia) is a 30-hour program that combines online and on-ground courses in order to educate teachers in the history, theory, and pedagogy of classical liberal arts education. University professors and classical practitioners lead small seminars that emphasize thoughtful discussion, deep inquiry, and personal reflection over quantity of content. The program also includes courses on classical education and special needs, reading and the soul, the philosophy of the young person, medieval education, and a series of individual courses on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful.





Every day, The Heritage Foundation is building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

Heritage’s mission is to formulate and promote public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

The Heritage Foundation is also much more than a think tank.

  1. Providing Solutions—researching, developing, and promoting innovative solutions
  2. Mobilizing Conservatives—uniting the conservative movement to work together
  3. Training Leaders—preparing future generations who will lead America





The Honors College is more than just a four-year curriculum; it is an all-encompassing journey to discover the world through a critical eye, to study the Great Books and their impact on the world, and to prepare for a future that focuses on goodness and beauty.




The mission of the Department of Education Reform is to advance education and economic development by focusing on the improvement of academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools. The Department of Education Reform produces unbiased research findings leading to direct intervention programs in public schools. It is committed to providing research that will directly inform policymakers at all levels of government, scholars, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public to positively influence the future of Arkansas and the nation’s schools.





Universities devoted to the unfettered pursuit of truth are the cornerstone of a free and flourishing democratic society. For universities to serve their purpose, they must be fully committed to freedom of inquiry, freedom of conscience, and civil discourse. In order to maintain these principles, UATX will be fiercely independent—financially, intellectually, and politically.




The graduate programs in Classical Education at the University of Dallas offer a robust core curriculum, which is grounded in the liberal arts, animated by a philosophy of education centered on the nature of the human person, informed by courses on the great works of the Western tradition, and integrating the practical and the theoretical through a fruitful dialogue on classical pedagogy from ancient as well as modern sources. Beyond the core requirements, students may tailor their coursework to bolster their knowledge of the liberal arts and the history of liberal education, benefit from one-on-one apprenticeship opportunities in premier classical schools, or deepen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of distinct disciplines within an integrated curriculum ordered to embracing all that is true, good, and beautiful. Along the way, those who wish to do graduate level research may enhance their study by availing themselves of introductory and advanced coursework in ancient (Hebrew, Greek, Latin) and modern (Italian, German, Spanish, French) languages.


What Will They Learn?® evaluates over 1,100 general education programs annually so that high school counselors, students, and parents know, in advance, which institutions offer rigorous liberal arts-oriented general education programs.

We aim to encourage institutions to strengthen their general education requirements so that students graduate better prepared for the workforce, ready to partic­ipate in their communities as informed citizens, and acquainted with our cultural and intellectual inheritance. We also work to educate families, high school counselors, and educators about the impor­tance of students selecting colleges or universities with a strong core curriculum.

Reasoned debate and free inquiry are the cornerstone of a quality collegiate education. That is why we work to spotlight universities that have adopted the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression as well as academic programs that foster intellectual community in pursuit of liberal learning and a free and open marketplace of ideas.


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