A TUITION-FREE CHARTER SCHOOL
Training minds and improving hearts through a rigorous classical education in liberal arts and sciences.
The mission of Founders Classical Academy of Schertz is to train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous classical education in the liberal arts and sciences with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.
Part of our American heritage of self-government is the ancient tradition of classical, liberal education: education that aims to make its students fit for freedom by freeing them from ignorance and vice, empowering them to become all they have it within them to be. Here we seek to cultivate this great educational form and raise the next generation of "we the people."
At Founders, we believe that there is greatness in every human being, and everything we do is aimed at drawing that greatness forth. To that end, we offer a rich curriculum steeped in the best of the Western and American tradition. We study all subjects for their own sake. We give necessary focus to the every part of the human person. We teach, and expect, students to grow out of mediocrity into nobility through the practice of virtue.
Our academic program stands in sharp contrast to many schools today that are focused on process and standardized tests. Our academic program emphasizes a core of knowledge, acquisition of intellectual skills, and exploration of our Western tradition. Though standardized tests have their place, and we do seek to equip students for these assessments, they are not emphasized as a regular part of the classroom or as the major goal of a student's education. Here we aim to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and grow in wonder and appreciation for the joy of learning.
Our school culture is one of respect, courtesy, and order. There is a high degree of accountability and a structured day to allow for maximum learning.
The best things in life are never obtained without challenges, nor will the education students receive here, but the fruit of this educational labor should be nothing short of an ennobled and capable adult.