top of page

Our School

First Things Classical Charter School

FTCCS will be using the Classical Liberal Arts program curriculum provided by Hillsdale College.

Mission & Vision

 First Things Classical Charter School (FTCCS) seeks to train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous, American, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.

First Things Classical Charter School seeks to instruct students in the basic, classical  curriculum including Reading, Mathematics, History, Science, and Language (specifically Latin), in an atmosphere of mutually supportive, rigorous, academically challenging classrooms, with educators who are trained in content, as well as character, virtue, and arts education.  Part of the educational imperative includes instruction in Art, Music, and Physical Education.  The curriculum includes extensive focus on the Classics in Literature and primary documents in History.  The goal is to develop the critical thinking and analysis skills in each student  so that they can address any challenge, job, or problem they may encounter in life.  In other words, this is a classical, liberal education meant to help students with general knowledge of the world around them, their history and that of their community and country,  and the thoughts, decisions, and policies which bring us to the point we are now.  


In the firm belief that knowledgeable and virtuous lives are the basis of individual happiness and a free and just society, First Things Classical Charter School seeks to develop within its students the intellectual and personal habits and skills upon which responsible, independent, and flourishing lives are built.  


Outcomes - FTCCS students will:

  • Desire and pursue knowledge for its own sake

  • Approach or achieve mastery of the fundamentals in basic academic skills

  • Approach or achieve mastery of fundamental knowledge in core academic subjects

  • Come to understand the foundational tenets of our Western and American heritage, include the principles of American self-government and Constitutionalism

  • Understand and exhibit the principles of moral character

  • Understand and highly value the principles of civic virtue

  • Understand why a free, just, civil society must stand on principles of moral character and civic virtue as well as knowledge and intellect

bottom of page