...the excellence of the Lyceum curriculum lies in its focus on the foundations, principles, and beginnings of the various sciences, disciplines and arts. Whereas many school curricula focus on providing a multitude of courses which ostensibly cover overwhelming amounts of material, The Lyceum curriculum takes as its first principle our Lord’s parable of the wise and foolish builders. The wise builder
As opposed to the foolish builder, who
Our Lord’s words are very suitable to those who are involved in the education of the young. The Lyceum curriculum is not interested in ‘building an education’ on the ground without a foundation. A strong foundation is not based the current fashion, or changing customs of the day. A strong foundation is not based on unrealistic and even impossible promises about the acquisition of genuine knowledge. An excellent curriculum should instead be built upon rock, and this is the secret of The Lyceum’s classical curriculum.