SCL Journal Spring 2015—Serving the Youngest: Classical Education in the Early Years

One of the distinctives of classical education is that it begins at the beginning. It gives students a solid grounding in the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic and doesn’t start with higher level thinking activities until this foundation is in place. This edition of The Journal is devoted to helping us think about what should be going on in the earliest grades in our schools.


  • Gravitas: The Lost Art of Taking School Seriously, Cheryl Lowe
  • Remembering the Basics: It Begins with the Teacher, Debra Sugiyama
  • “The Hand Will Teach the Heart”: The Importance of Habit FormationLinda Dey
  • Boys and Classical Education: It Starts EarlyDoreen Howell
  • What Is Your Telos: Auditing a Classical Music Program, Lilli Benko
  • The Grammar of Integration, Arla Rosenbaum
  • Making Delightful Sense of Knowing (Ad)Ventures, Part II, Esther Lightcap Meek
  • Book Review: Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, Nathan Raley