Curiosity and wonder At Rochester Classical Academy, we place a high value on mathematics and the sciences. We want all students to be able to use math comfortably and fluently throughout their lives. We challenge the commonly held belief that only some students are “wired” for math. Instead, with a proven curriculum and teaching methods […]
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Understanding a fundamental concept of CCE As a classical Christian school, Rochester Classical Academy (RCA) will have many features that distinguish it from other educational offerings. One of these features—the Trivium—forms the structure of the entire Classical Christian Education (CCE) experience. The Trivium is the division of the K-12 years into three distinct stages: Grammar, […]
Though it was once commonly taught in America, Latin has been virtually eliminated from school curriculum over the last few decades. The prevailing view today is that because it is not a spoken language, there is no good reason to study it. By contrast, we say it is essential to study Latin and that we […]
The Freedom to Create Picasso famously said, “All children are artists. The problem is to remain an artist once you grow up.” The first part of this statement is obvious to anyone who has spent time with children. They need no encouragement to draw and do so long before they learn to write. When no […]
Lately, I’ve noticed a trend at the grocery store. When my wife and I had our first child, food pouches were relatively new to the parenting world. Although baby food had been around for decades, the pouch version allowed parents to squeeze the contents directly into the child’s mouth, avoiding the high likelihood of a […]
RCA Has a Home! At Rochester Classical Academy, we believe that the physical structure of a school is not the same as the school itself, no matter the temptation to believe otherwise. Eight months ago, RCA was just an idea (and a nameless one at that!) and as we have moved from being an idea […]