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Parents & Students

Parents are important in classical education.

Parent involvement is going to be crucial to the success of the school, especially in the first years.

Parents will be helping their students learn this new model of education. We expect the students will be teaching their parents about many things, as well. We want parents to have a front seat role in their child's education. In order for children to be successful, parents must want to talk to their children about their day and have rich conversations about what they have learned.

Christopher Perrin, in his booklet An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, outlines parent partnership in classical education. View here.

Barney Charter School Initiative Recommended Reading for Parents and Supporters

The following books and articles are helpful in gaining a greater understanding of the purpose and nature of the education provided at good classical schools, as well as the relevant historical and contemporary issues bearing on education and the study of the liberal arts.