Education For Its Own Sake

What is the best possible education for your child? The answer to that question depends on the metric used. The main educational model in fashion today emphasizes utility. As long as a student learns to be productive, he or she is well educated. It may be practical and useful, but it is not good in itself. It can only be used for something else.

The liberal arts curriculum offered by Mount Royal Academy is classical in that it has been time tested over millennia. Rather than utility, this education seeks to impart a knowledge of the truth and a love for the truth for its own sake. Having this focus allows one to attain the highest good - that which is good, true, and beautiful in its very self. The reason this education is called "liberal" is that it is freeing. The mind and the heart are liberated to enjoy the truth of life. If this is accomplished, everything else is possible.