Charter schools are public schools that operate with an agreement (or charter) with a state, school district or governmental entity to provide an enhanced education that is often unavailable within the conventional public schooling setting. These schools are open to all students, do not charge tuition, have no religious affiliation and must abide by the same state and federal testing, financial, anti-discrimination, health and safety regulations as all public schools. They typically have higher levels of parent, student and community involvement and often realize higher student achievement.
Our campus is small by design, which gives it a private school atmosphere where parents, faculty, and staff can work together for the benefit of each child. Though it may seem like a small private school, it is an established, tuition-free public school of choice.
We are a tuition-free classical charter school located in Flower Mound, Texas. We run in partnership with Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative. Click here to learn more about the Barney Charter School Initiative online options.
Please watch the presentation for more information about our approach, hosted by FCA Regional Director, Mr. Caros:
Classical education helped to propel Western Civilization to the top of the world in civic institutions, personal liberty, philanthropy, economic enterprise, technological innovation, and relative safety and security. It is rooted in an approach from ancient Greece and Rome that developed over a long period of time in the West.
Classical schools take an approach to education characterized by a traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum and pedagogy. Our orientation towards truth, beauty, and goodness aims to cultivate wise and virtuous citizens.
- Climbing Parnassus, Tracy Lee Simmons
- Tending the Heart of Virtue, Vigen Guroian
- Why Don’t Students Like School?, Daniel Willingham
- The Art of Teaching, Gilbert Highet
- The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis
- Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch
- The Idea of a University, John Henry Newman
- The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools, E.D. Hirsch
- A Classical Education for Modern Times, Terrence Moore, Headmaster at Atlanta Classical Academy
- A Classical Education: Back to the Future, Stanley Fish, Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University
- The Benefits of a Classical Education, Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Inc
- Silicon Valley Needs Humanities Students, Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance
- Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers, Scott Samuelson, Associate Professor at Kirkwood Community College
- Classical Education: The Oldest Ideas for the Youngest Minds, Jason Caros, Headmaster at Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville
- The Missing Link in Reading Comprehension and Academic Achievement, Jason Caros, Headmaster at Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville
- How to Grow Virtue, Sam Vanderplas, former headmaster at Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound