Core Knowledge® Curriculum
An Academically Rigorous Curriculum
Classical School provides an excellent education through an academically rigorous curriculum within a classical education framework. The foundational curriculum guide is E.D. Hirsch’s Core Knowledge® Sequence.
The Core Knowledge® sequence is knowledge-based and includes science, mathematics, language arts, classic literature, English, history and geography, music, and visual arts. A knowledge-based curriculum emphasizes the importance of learning a broad, contextual body of common knowledge.
Specific, Sequenced, Shared and Solid
While the Core Knowledge® sequence is wide-ranging in overall scope, it also stipulates the learning of a specific, sequenced, shared, and solid body of knowledge at each grade level. The specificity of the curriculum ensures consistency within each grade level and prevents repetition and gaps in content from year to year. Each level develops a shared base of background knowledge from which to build future learning.
We invite you to learn more about the rich and stimulating Core Knowledge© curriculum by visiting the Core Knowledge® Foundation website. Further valuable reading includes a core set of books by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.: Cultural Literacy; The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them; The Knowledge Deficit; and The Making of Americans.