We have assembled what we believe is the finest educational curriculum available. Our high school and college-level literature program – the Great Books Program– introduces students to approximately 120 of the greatest works of genius ever produced, in various fields. The list may be viewed elsewhere, but includes Homer, Plato, Virgil, Genesis, St. John, St. Augustine, Venerable Bede, St. Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Flannery O’Connor, etc. There cannot be a better core to any curriculum, at least with respect to the materials used, by the common opinion of the ages.
Such great works can more easily be understood with some preparation. Hence we developed our Good Books Program of literature classics for younger, elementary school readers (designed to be accompanied by Lives of the Saints). Likewise, our language arts, history, art, writing, vocabulary and other courses are all aimed and arranged to prepare students for the best – the great books. As the reader may see, the entire program, from pre-school to the end, is organized for excellence – to lead students to the very best – in art, science, literature, history, etc. – in graduated steps in all areas. Nearly 20 years of experience (following 80 years of the Great Books movement) have confirmed this approach.