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K-8 Program

Bonnie Cone Classical Academy’s K-8 program offers a solid foundation for our classical curriculum. We focus on teaching students how to learn and think, not what to learn and think.

Following the ideas of the classical education model, our instruction focuses on the first two stages of learning: grammar and logic. Grammar, the typical stage for grades K-5, is the stage in which students learn foundational knowledge that will serve as the building blocks for later learning. Logic, typically presented in grades 6-8, focuses more on developing the student’s ability to analyze and interpret information. We combine our classical education model we utilize the Core Knowledge Sequence and Curriculum which provides our scholars with a well-integrated curriculum. According to Core Knowledge,

Knowledge-based schooling puts the emphasis of early education on teaching and learning an enabling core of broadly shared knowledge—enabling because it builds strong foundations for later learning and opens doors to effective participation and mutual understanding in the wider society.

Our curriculum is sequenced and specific grade-by-grade. These building blocks of information provide the prior knowledge that is required to advance in academic content. Background knowledge is the primary driver of language comprehension, whether written or spoken.

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Preparing our Students for the “Modern World”

While the principles of classical education date back as far as 2500 years, they are universal ideas that—if applied correctly—can prepare students for the modern world.

 
  • The belief that knowledge, for its own sake, is valuable. Classical education places emphasis on educating lifelong learners who continue with a sense of curiosity and exploration even after their academic career is over. Bonnie Cone Classical Academy adopts this philosophy wholeheartedly.
  • Education upholding classical standards. The material taught through a classical education is valuable because it adheres to specific standards that are important to civilization.
  • Moral virtue. With our R.A.I.S.E Virtues, BCCA promotes moral strength and virtuous living.
  • Citizenship. At BCCA, we feel a strong sense of national pride and a responsibility to be contributing members of American society. Our students develop an appreciation for their country and their local communities. We give students opportunities to put this into practice, using our R.A.I.S.E. Virtues as a guide.
 
At Bonnie Cone Classical Academy, we stick to these principles, even as we use the vast array of modern technology at our disposal. Computers and other tools are used regularly to allow students to research, explore, and study at a prestigious and practical level.
 

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Bonnie Cone Classical Academy’s K-8 campus provides an ideal setting for developing students. We nurture each student’s social and emotional development through R.A.I.S.E virtues and classical learning, preparing them for success in their academic career and beyond.
 
We are positive that BCCA will be an excellent fit for your family. Learn more about our classical approach and K-8 program by scheduling a tour.
 

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Our Mission

"Bonnie Cone Classical Academy will equip students with the tools of learning to think critically, reason effectively, and communicate persuasively through the rigors of a classical education."

Our educators and school leaders equip students with the tools they need to be successful throughout their K-8 academic career. Through our classical curriculum and core virtues, we expect to see each student flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. Apply online for K-7 at BCCA. 

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