The Classical School Blog, Week of October 5


Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:


A Message from Joe Fana, Principal of The Classical School

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States of America and Harvard and Columbia Alum, was a homeschooled student.  When most people envision Roosevelt, they picture the famous Rough Rider or the naturalist who desired to protect the land for generations to enjoy by creating the National Parks.  Most do not know that in his early years he suffered from chronic asthma and other illnesses.  Because of this, he had to be homeschooled.  During this time, he was able to explore his passion for the outdoors, physical activity, and his studies.

Do you have friends or families who you have shared your journey with and have a desire to have a lasting impact in their child’s life through The Classical School? We would love to have the opportunity to visit with them to share more benefits of our hybrid program. We conduct individualized tours – please encourage them to schedule one today by calling 407-206-8762.

Picture of President Theodore Roosevelt.




4th Grade Sushi Party

Mrs. Parrish’s 4th grade class completed the book The Cricket in Time Square. In the book, the cricket made a friend with an Asian man saved Sai Fong, who liked sushi. To celebrate finishing the book, the students had a Sushi Party!


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Summer College Experience

TCS High School student Jonas participated in the ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana this summer. It was a three week program that required attendance of 106 hours. Way to go, Jonas!

TCS student Jonas participated in a college credit class this summer.


Rowdy Readers

Congratulations to the following students who will be recognize at the TFA Varsity Football game on October 13th for being Rowdy Readers.

Kindergarten–Leighton P., Gioia C., Lily C.

1st–Ava S., Molly S., Amelia S., Olivia R., Cole W.

2nd–Connor H., Bryce P.

3rd–Clayton P., Anabel J., Tucker S., Kennedy G.

4th–Nadia R., Meadow M., Avery M., Gabbie R., Morgan G., Sydney P.



World History

Mrs. Shipley’s Middle School World History classes had a very special visitor – Joan of Arc!


TCS teacher Mrs. Shipley dressed as Joan of Arc for her World History classes.




Dual Enrollment

The online application for Dual Enrollment through Valencia College opens on September 4th and closes on October 13th. Test scores have to be submitted by October 27th. Please see Mrs. Mayberry for more information or click here.


Quarter 1 Extended

Due to missed school days from the hurricane, the first quarter date will be extended by a few days. The new date for the end of the quarter will be October 19th.

Parent Volunteers

If you are interested in signing up for various volunteer opportunities, please click here. We are so grateful for all of our volunteers!

Field Trips

Information for TCS field trips can be found here. All students and parents are welcome, but some have limited space.

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