Ridgeview Classical Schools Hosts Humanities Day
Ridgeview Classical Schools Hosts Humanities Day, An Intellectual Open House With Notable Speaker: Dr. Barry Strauss, Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies at Cornell University. Ridgeview Classical Schools, a K-12 charter school in Fort Collins will host an intellectual open house on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the school located at 1800 S. Lemay Avenue. The day will feature eight breakout sessions and a keynote address. Breakout sessions topics include discussions on Shackleton’s Crisis Leadership, Beethoven, terrorism in Spain, and Hamlet to name a few.
We invite the public to join us for a day of colloquia presented by our faculty, alongside our keynote speaker, Dr. Barry Strauss, a recognized authority on the subject of leadership and the lessons that can be learned from the experiences of the greatest political and military leaders of the ancient world. The event is free and a catered lunch will be available for $10. Lunch tickets are available at https://rcshumanitiesday.eventbrite.com until Friday, February 17 for $10 or may be purchased at the door for $12.
ABOUT RIDGEVIEW CLASSICAL SCHOOLS: Founded in 2001, Ridgeview is a K-12, classical charter school located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It enrolls around 800 students annually and focuses on a true liberal arts education to develop the intellect and character of each of its students. Ridgeview offers an education that is rarely matched by other schools within the charter school community. It distinguishes itself first by its unequivocal commitment to the classical tradition. In this sense, classical means that Latin is taught from kindergarten, Greek is taught from third grade, and students learn root languages before they are taught derivatives such as French or Spanish. They learn to develop a thesis, to exegize a text, and to order their thinking, writing, and presentations according to a classical order of arrangement. To