The Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) is an organization founded in 1994 to encourage the formation of Christian schools using a model of classical education. The association's website lists over 300 member schools with more than 40,000 students. The classical Christian education movement was launched by the publication in 1991 of a book entitled
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
' by Doug Wilson. Wilson was also the founder of one of the first classical Christian schools in Moscow, Idaho
Logos School
Wilson himself had drawn inspiration from an earlier article published by Dorothy Sayers entitled
The Lost Tools of Learning
(1948). Sayers was a colleague of C.S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. In this article she derided modern education methods and called for a return to the ancient classical trivium. The classical Christian education movement has also been influenced by ''Norms and Nobility'' by David V. Hicks as well as th
CiRCE Institute
founded by Andrew Kern, which exists to promote classical Christian education. In 2016, Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain authored ''The Liberal Arts Tradition'', published by Classical Academic Press which was later revised in 2019, with a foreword by Dr. Peter Kreeft. This work was widely endorsed as an essential explanation of the philosophy of classical Christian education by over 14 leaders within the movement, including Dr. John Frame, Andrew Kern
Dr. Phillip J. Donnelly
(Baylor Honors College), and David Goodwin, President of the ACCS. The ACCS conduct
Repairing the Ruins
an annual conference in June that draws between 1000 and 1300 classical educators annually. The conference took its name from an essay "Of Education" by John Milton. The public information service of the ACCS i
The Classical Difference.
This service operates online and in print. The Classical Difference magazine has a circulation of more than 16,000 parents and educators quarterly.


External links

Official website
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