Get to Know the Scholé Communities Network.

Scholé Communities are committed to a classical course of studies, a path that has been tried and proven since ancient times. The long tradition of classical Christian education has emphasized the seeking after of truth, goodness, and beauty and the study of the liberal arts and the great books. Scholé Communities follow a core sequence of studies, which includes Latin, logic, writing, and rhetoric as well as the great books, mathematics, and science.

Scholé Communities are united by their pursuit of restfulness in learning, or scholé. The word scholé (pronounced skoh-LAY) comes from a Greek word that means “restful learning,” with the connotation of “contemplation,” “conversation,” and “reflection.” Scholé Communities seek deep engagement that results in enjoyable, permanent learning that is free from anxiety—that is, they seek to put the scholé back into (home) schools. 

Scholé Communities are vibrant communities of adult and student learners united by a passion for truth, goodness, and beauty. Each Scholé Community is comprised of three or more families who gather regularly to pursue studies together. While student learning is at the core of Scholé Communities, parent-teacher education is also of great value to the community. 

Scholé Communities have the flexibility to customize their practices to their unique settings. While Scholé Communities are united by the values mentioned, they also exhibit a great deal of variety. Some Scholé Communities prefer maintaining a small group setting, meeting weekly in a member’s home and focusing on a few key areas of study. Other Scholé Communities have grown into large communities that offer a variety of courses and meet several times per week. 

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Classic resources designed for Scholé Communities, including:

*Schole Communities Members receive a *20% discount from Classical Academic Press, and single orders of $375 or more receive and free UPS Ground shipping in the 48 contiguous states.

  *Program bundles, digital resources, Scholé Academy classes and items not published by Classical Academic Press are excluded from the 20% off discount. Only one coupon code per order, discount does not apply to items already discounted.

All Scholé Silver benefits plus:

  • Original Membership at no charge
  • ClassicalU monthly or annual membership recommended

New Release Special $59.99/year (*$89.99 value)!

  • Classic benefits + Take advantage of NEW resources at an introductory rate (*2023 renewal rate $89.99)
  • ClassicalU Monthly Subscription recommended or upgrade to Scholé Gold!

New Release Special $201.99/year  (*$262.36 value)!

Includes all Classic, and NEW Silver resources PLUS ClassicalU…

  • Includes an annual ClassicalU Membership!
  • *value based on Scholé Silver membership of $89.99 + ClassicalU annual membership with Scholé Groups discount (2023 renewal rate $262.36)

More Detail and Guidance.

In this 2-minute video, Dr. Perrin presents an overview of “What is a Scholé Community?”

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Scholé Communities are like-minded learning communities committed to a classical course of studies, a path that has been tried and proven since ancient times. The long tradition of classical Christian education has emphasized the seeking after of truth, goodness, and beauty and the study of the liberal arts and the great books. Scholé Communities are united by their pursuit of restfulness in learning, or scholé. The word scholé (pronounced skoh-LAY) comes from a Greek word that means “restful learning,” with the connotation of “contemplation,” “conversation,” and “reflection.”
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  • Scholé Silver files are noted with the Scholé Silver logo.
  • Scholé Certified Educator & Leadership tracks require a ClassicalU membership. These benefits are noted with the Scholé Gold logo. 

Scholé Communities are . . .

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Scholé Communities are committed to a classical course of studies, a path that has been tried and proven since ancient times. The long tradition of classical Christian education has emphasized the seeking after of truth, goodness, and beauty and the study of the liberal arts and the great books. A classical education should be like a stroll through a garden of delight. As with any good walk, there may be digressions, but the main path—the key spots and visitations—should be known. Scholé Communities follow a core sequence of studies, which includes Latin, logic, writing, and rhetoric as well as the great books, mathematics, and science. Because each Scholé Community is unique in its setting and composition, we encourage our groups to structure their community time according to the specific needs and goals, focusing on certain areas of study together and others individually in their homes. Likewise, we encourage each community to use the tools and published resources they find most fitting and helpful.

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Scholé Communities are united by their pursuit of restfulness in learning, or scholé. The word scholé (pronounced skoh-LAY) comes from a Greek word that means “restful learning,” with the connotation of “contemplation,” “conversation,” and “reflection.” Ironically, it is also the basis for our English word school, which no longer holds for us these restful connotations. Scholé Communities seek deep engagement that results in enjoyable, permanent learning that is free from anxiety—that is, they seek to put the scholé back into (home) schools. The concept of scholé cuts across the grain of modern education and therefore takes a principled commitment to the ideal in order to be implemented and realized. We provide each Scholé Community with a variety of educational and practical resources for understanding and implementing scholé in their communities.

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Scholé Communities are vibrant communities of adult and student learners united by a passion for truth, goodness, and beauty. Each Scholé Community is comprised of three or more families who gather regularly to pursue studies together. While student learning is at the core of Scholé Communities, parent-teacher education is also of great value to the community. Many Scholé Communities choose to integrate parent education into their community activities on a regular basis using ClassicalU, the teacher-training platform recommended by the Scholé Communities Network.

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Scholé Communities have the flexibility to customize their practices to their unique settings. While Scholé Communities are united by the values above, they also exhibit a great deal of variety. Some Scholé Communities prefer maintaining a small group setting, meeting weekly in a member’s home and focusing on a few key areas of study. Other Scholé Communities have grown into large communities that offer a variety of courses and meet several times per week.  Likewise, individual Scholé Communities span a wide range of Christian backgrounds—some Catholic, some Protestant, and some Eastern Orthodox (see Scholé Groups Statement of Faith). We appreciate the diversity throughout our communities and encourage each community to seek a structure and focus that they prefer. While Scholé Communities have a great amount of flexibility, we understand that guidance can be helpful for those who desire it! With this in mind, we provide support and recommendations for Scholé Communities who are looking for guidance as they establish the structure of their group.

Like-Mindedness & Community!

Join the Scholé Communities Family!

Connect and journey alongside like-minded families who are committed to Christian Classical education. We join together as members and leaders to share ideas and to support and encourage each other.

The Scholé Communities Network provides a wealth of benefits and resources designed to support the pursuit of restful learning.

Benefits

  • Like-Minded families & community
  • Start-Up Guide
  • Discounts from Classical Academic Press and our affiliates
  • File Library
  • Exclusive ClassicalU Groups
  • Live Learning Events
  • e-Newsletters...
  • See all benefits & resources  under the "Classic", "Silver" & "Gold" descriptions.

Counsel and Advice for Your Community

When you start a new Scholé Community, you will want to get advice from an experienced Scholé Community director. You can get such advice from one of our certified Scholé Mentors and Consultants. Each mentor has significant expertise in classical education and experience leading a successful, vibrant Scholé Community. You can learn about each consultant and reach out for advice here.

What is the Cost?

Currently, there is no cost associated with becoming a Scholé Community.

Once a community has been founded, the group director establishes a pricing structure that best suits their specific needs. The Scholé Communities Network charges no per-student fees!

The Resources

ScholeCommunities.com hosts a number of free & upgradable resources. We highly recommend members choosing a Scholé Silver or a Scholé Gold membership in order to better understand scholé & classical pedagogy and model the practice of life-long learning! See the Classic, Silver, and Gold benefit levels above.

Scholé Communities are committed to the support and training of their directors, tutors and communities! We now offer a Scholé certification track through ClassicalU!

Learn More About Starting a Community!

*Please note: Schole Community Members  receive a *20% discount from Classical Academic Press, and single orders of $375 or more  receive and free UPS Ground shipping in the 48 contiguous states.

   *Program bundles, digital resources, Scholé Academy classes and items not published by Classical Academic Press are excluded from the 20% off discount. Only one coupon code per order, discount does not apply to items already discounted.

Scholé Communities Resources is your hub for files, links, and archives! We welcome contributions from Scholé communities. If you have resources you would like to share, please submit them for approval to: [email protected]

  • The Scholé Groups Silver/Gold files are included in the Scholé Groups Silver and Gold Membership. These files are noted with "Scholé Silver" or the logo.  
  • Scholé Certified Educator & Leadership tracks require a ClassicalU membership. These benefits are noted with "Scholé Gold" or the logo.

The Scholé Communities Network provides a wealth of benefits and resources designed to support the pursuit of restful learning.

Scholé Classic Membership offers a number of Classic resources designed for Scholé Communities. We recommend adding Scholé Silver and/or a ClassicalU monthly subscription.

Scholé Classic Membership includes:

Scholé Communities are committed to the support and training of their directors, tutors and communities! We now offer a Scholé certification track through ClassicalU!

*Please note: Schole Community Members receive a *20% discount from Classical Academic Press, and single orders of $375 or more receive and free UPS Ground shipping in the 48 contiguous states.

*Program bundles, digital resources, Scholé Academy classes and items not published by Classical Academic Press are excluded from the 20% off discount. Only one coupon code per order, discount does not apply to items already discounted.

Why Join Scholé Silver or Scholé Gold?

Scholé Silver Membership offers additional resources to support you and your community on the scholé journey! We recommend adding a Scholé Gold Membership or a ClassicalU monthly subscription.

Scholé Silver Benefits include:  

All Scholé Classic benefits:

Plus Silver Benefits:

Scholé Gold Benefits include:

Scholé Communities are committed to the support and training of their directors, tutors and communities!

We now offer a Scholé certification track through ClassicalU!

*Please note: Schole Communities Members  receive a *20% discount from Classical Academic Press, and single orders of $375 or more  receive and free UPS Ground shipping in the 48 contiguous states.

*Program bundles, digital resources, Scholé Academy classes and items not published by Classical Academic Press are excluded from the 20% off discount. Only one coupon code per order, discount does not apply to items already discounted.

Educator Intensive Certification

  • 1-Year: Target Completion
  • 7 - ClassicalU Courses
  • 36 – Core Course Hours
  • 9 – Elective Hours
  • 28 – Suggested Elective Options
  • Educator Intensive Certification Certificate Upon Completion

Leadership Intensive Certification

  • 1.5-Year: Target Completion 
  • Includes Educator Intensive Core
  • 11 – ClassicalU Courses
  • 53 – Core Course Hours
  • 12 – Elective Hours
  • 28 – Suggested Elective Options
  • Cumulative of the Educator Intensive track, resulting in an Educator & Leadership Intensive Certification!
  • Leadership Intensive Certification Certificate Upon Completion

Educator Mastery Certification

  • 2-Year: Target Completion 
  • 13 – ClassicalU Courses
  • 72 – Core Course Hours
  • 18 – Elective Hours
  • 22 – Suggested Elective Options
  • Certificate Upon Completion: Educator Mastery Certification

Leadership Mastery Certification

  • 3-Year: Target Completion
  • Includes Educator Mastery Core
  • 20 – ClassicalU Core Courses
  • 98 – Core Course Hours
  • 32 – Elective Hours
  • 28 – Suggested Elective Options 
  • Cumulative of the Educator Mastery track, resulting in an Educator & Leadership Mastery Certification!
  • Leadership Mastery Certification Certificate Upon Completion

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