Understand that you may believe, Believe that you may understand
Cor Christi Academy
is a Catholic educational cooperative in the Wenatchee Valley following the lead of theClassical Liberal Arts Academy (CLAA).Through the use of technology, families can study from school or home at a very affordable price. Students are introduced to the timeless truths of the classical liberal arts and given a foundation in right reason. This foundation provides a rich soil for Divine Truth to spring forth.
At Cor Christi Academy, everything begins and ends with our Faith and all subjects are integrated together in this Light to yield what Pope John Paul II called "the totality of the human person." We believe commitment to Catholicism makes the search for truth even more impartial insomuch as it incorporates the moral, spiritual, and religious dimensions.
The recommended beginning courses are CATECHISM, GRAMMAR, and ARITHMETIC after which students will:
1.Know the complete Baltimore Catechism and be able to explain the Faith.
2.Understand the etmology and syntax of the Latin and English languages.
3.Be able to demonstrate the logic behind algebra and geometry.
Students will also enjoy a rich Catholic culture including daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Adoration, the Rosary, and Scripture studies. More than learning the stories behind great literature, they will learn what it takes to write good literature. They will learn to piece together history in a way that explains our modern world. Students regularly give their time to the needs of the community. Nature will be experienced through outdoor explorations, athletic recreations, and practical works and, of course, we will take time to enjoy the arts!
Cost by Donation: Suggested$120/month for 10 months or $70/month for families purchasing their own courses.
REQUIREMENTS: students may start as early as 7 years old provided they have the aptitude to succeed.
For more information, contact John Haberman at 509-669-5972.
“These programs will prove invaluable as we move forward.” - Benedictine Abbot
Modern Catholic colleges are charging students over $120,000 for bachelors’ degrees. To put that into perspective, we must understand that in 1912, a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University cost 300£, which is equivalent to $34,000 today. What can be the explanation for the multiplication of costs of a degree whose content really should not have changed much for “Catholic” students?
Not only have the tuition rates been allowed to balloon, but the whole social structure of modern colleges has created an artificial community that does no one any good. Most college students spend four years in an academy fairy land, living at the expense of their future, which they exchange for present ease. Can’t something better be imagined?
Rather than start a college of our own that would follow the same model, we have spent the past ten years restoring the true classical liberal arts curriculum and an economic foundation that we believe can and will eliminate this modern dilemma. The saints all commend to us the benefits of Christian self-sufficiency lived without distraction. Most students, interested in a classical liberal arts education, are those who will be inspired by that education to desire to live the contemplative life, which is a life of voluntary poverty for the kingdom of God–a life spent storing up treasure in heaven rather than on earth. Here, we first established a 60 acre working farm and market where our teachers and students can “work with their own hands” as the Apostles themselves did, in generosity and humility. This life of “devout and dignified self-sufficiency” is the key to eliminating the absurd costs of undergraduate studies. The Gospel life does not begin sometime after college ends, when Christians must suddenly shift gears and start living responsibly. The time for responsible living is now. After all, if the age of reason is supposedly 7 or 8, why are we living unreasonably at 20? There’s no excuse, and it’s not necessary.
Latin for “Heart of Christ”, Cor Christi seeks to follow the Divine Teacher who not only taught the Truth, but lived the Truth, influencing not only intellects but wills and affections. We cultivate virtue alongside rigorous academics all aimed at wisdom.
We believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Christ and perpetuated through time by way of Scripture and Tradition. We believe the Holy Spirit preserves the Church by guiding the successors to the Apostles who find their unity in the Chair of Peter. We believe the Catholic Church contains the fullness of Faith for all and all are called to be Saints. We strive to reconcile with this history by better understanding Scripture, Patristics, and Liturgy as they were given: in context of the classical liberal arts.
Have you ever wondered how much of your own education was necessary or forgotten? The truths we teach will always be with purpose applicable not only to an occupation but personal happiness. We plumb the depths of a truth to dig up its inner workings so that one discovers a certain simplicity of life. These truths may be applied to all areas of life for the rest of one’s life. The classical curriculum is mastery-based so students are grouped by ability instead of age. They are drawn from a personal perspective to a Godly one.
"Parents are the first and most important educators of their own children, and they also posses a fundamental competence in this area; they are educators, because they are parents."3 We serve as a complete or supplemental school and work alongside parents in setting up a daily schedule and fulfilling state requirements. Understanding that education stands on the shoulders of the family, we regularly visit the homes of families who seek further integration.
We seek to be representative of the Body of Christ by offering scholarships to those who cannot afford full tuition. We believe our outward appearance to be a representation of inward realities and seek modesty and humility in this. Our ultimate goal is to transform society as leaven and we look to serve and engage the world on all levels, continually pointing to the “Lamb of God” who invites us to “come and see”4 the love of the Heart of Christ.
1JPII Ex Corde Ecclesiae , 2Psalm 127, 3JPII Letter to Families, 4John 1