Classical learning affords the greatest ability to develop an integrated curriculum that values all of the academic disciplines in a complimentary manner in order to ensure a well rounded education.
A classical education brings forward a time-tested (or historically based) approach that is rooted in an understand of the person that takes into consideration the proper order of learning stages and intellectual development.
The rise of Western civilization has in large part been brought forword due to classical learning. In placing a special emphasis on Greek, Roman, Jewish and other near-East cultures and of course two thousand years of Catholic culture, students are better equipped to understand and contextualize the culture in which they live today.
Classical does not mean antiquated. Classical might well be understood as synonymous with “comprehensive.”
Classical learning is well equipped to properly appropriate the humanities, sciences, modern technologies and physical education in a mutually complementary order.
“The study of Roman culture which typically accompanies Latin study informs the study of any Western literature, art, or culture as well. [. . .] If Latin were dead, every Western culture and language would be also bereft of life.” Matthew Potts, Admissions Counselor, University of Notre Dame