The Classical Academy de Lafayette is a private school located in the O’Fallon area. The School will open this 2018-19 school year with students in grades PreK – 8 and will expand a grade each year until we are a PreK-12 Academy as our students advance.
What kind of school is The Classical Academy de Lafayette?
The Classical Academy de Lafayette (CAL) is a classical private school serving grades PreK-8 in the 2018-2019 school year. We will grow up to grade 12 by 2022. We are dedicated to the classical education and promoting superior educational results. We are supported by Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.
The curriculum in the elementary school consists in explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via diagramming; the Core Knowledge sequence (not to be confused with Common Core) in literature, history, and science; Singapore math; and rudimentary Latin. Formal Latin is studied from the sixth to the eighth grades, and another year of Latin is required in the high school. The reading of great books informed by Socratic discussion commences in the elementary school. The upper-school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature and primary sources in history and on a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences. The study of art and music is included PreK-8. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of members of the faculty, parents and the principal.
Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and ability to convey knowledge to young people. They should have the ability and desire to shape the character of youth through an explicit teaching of the moral virtues. Certification is neither required nor preferred.
CAL students receive an excellent classical education through a rigorous, content-rich, liberal arts program while cultivating in them a virtuous character.
How to Apply
Statement of Education
1. Cover letter tailored to the position(s) for which the applicant is applying. Please tell us how you learned about The Classical Academy de Lafayette.
2. Statement of educational philosophy (500 words or less)
3. Resume/curriculum vitae
4. Official/sealed college/university transcripts and any applicable official test scores. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable initially.
Applicants for staff positions should submit a cover letter and resume only. Please indicate the position for which you are applying. Applicants can be assured that this will be a secure, confidential process.
Items should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed here:
The Classical Academy de Lafayette
ATTN: Human Resources
79 Hubble Dr. Suite 110
O’Fallon, MO 63368
CAL’s benefits plan and employee compensation packages will be individually negotiated.
Each school year begins with several weeks of training scheduled throughout the summer.
The Classical Academy de Lafayette is an equal opportunity employer.