The Classical Learning Resource Center empowers parents and other educators to provide a quality education for their children in a home-based environment by offering a wide variety of live interactive classes taught by well-qualified and passionate teachers.
“οὐ γὰρ ὡς ἀγγεῖον ὁ νοῦς ἀποπληρώσεως ἀλλ᾽ ὑπεκκαύματος μόνον ὥσπερ ὕλη δεῖται, ὁρμὴν ἐμποιοῦντος εὑρετικὴν καὶ ὄρεξιν ἐπὶ τὴν ἀλήθειαν.”
“For the mind is not a vessel that needs to be filled, but wood that needs only igniting to be motivated toward originality and yearning for the truth.”
— Plutarch, Moralia
In the works of the ancient Greek and Latin writers lies the foundation of a story: the story of Western culture’s quest for goodness, beauty, and truth–a story that continues to evolve in our own generation, in our own experience. To truly understand our part in this story, we must understand its first chapters. Because the firmest understanding of those classical writings lies in a solid ability to read them in the original languages, we have a comprehensive program to teach children Classical Greek and Latin.
The CLRC provides an online space where students and teachers can engage and find the freedom to ask questions and learn from mistakes. There is joy in the discovery and examination of beautiful things that we may otherwise have overlooked. Our hope is to see a community of parents, students, and teachers working together to create an environment in which an educational community can grow.
Our goal is not to be a school with our own curriculum but to be a portal that connects great teachers and valuable courses to homeschooling parents. Our desire is to serve, bringing together resources that would be sufficient not just for one school but for several, so that we can serve a variety of homeschooling needs. We are not the school, but we come alongside your school, whether you’re looking for a variety of classes to complete a full homeschool curriculum or just that one class that’s more than you can manage on your own.
The agora was the center of the life of the ancient city, the polis. It was a center of social life, of commerce and of learning. The CLRC desires to be such a marketplace in a world where people often feel isolated. In the CLRC, members discover not only classes, but also community. Meaningful relationships are forged, grounded in a common love of learning. In this way, the CLRC assists another generation to embrace the story of humanity that is reflected in the Classics, and to carry that story to its fulfillment.