The mission of Jackson Hole Classical Academy is to cultivate within its students the wisdom and virtue necessary to discover their God-given potential and contribute
to a flourishing and free society.

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  • Head of School, Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Dear JH Classical Academy Parents,
     
    FortitudeCourageBravery. These are the virtues needed when we are experiencing fear, and the virtues we've been studying this month.  Nobody likes to encounter the vulnerability, uncertainty, and insecurity caused by fear. Nobody likes the hurtful thoughts or actions that arise when fear causes us to lose perspective or blame others or ourselves.  So, what can we do when we are feeling afraid? 
     
    For me, words, stories, and friendships help. Words like, “Fear not, I am with you” or “The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” are calming truth in the midst of fear. I wrote my senior thesis on Harriet Tubman from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and found her heroism inspirational. Sometimes stories like that provide the bravery needed in the midst of fear. The presence of friends who have weathered storms or suffered loss with me are tremendously comforting when I’m feeling afraid or alone.
     

    One of the reasons our curriculum at JH Classical Academy is so powerful is because these words, stories, and friendships are etched into the hearts of our students throughout our program. Teachers provide beautiful and meaningful scriptures, historical speeches, songs, and poems to memorize. Teachers create mentoring activities to encourage understanding between students so that they learn the importance of friendship.
     
    Words. Third Grade memorizes the Beatitudes to always remember, “Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.” Stories. Fourth Graders read “The Hobbit” and admire Frodo’s heroism in giving up his life to save Middle Earth and the good in the world. Friendships. Fifth Graders memorize,“Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friend.” I could share an example of words, stories, and friendship from every grade level.
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  • Student Art Showcased at National Museum of Wildlife Art

    A group of Jackson Hole Classical Academy students from the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades contributed to an art show for K-12 students at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Their pieces are presently on display and will remain so through April 12th.
     
    All the of the art in the exhibit present students’ takes on “Dreamscapes,” so there are sculptures, paintings, photographs, and more drawing out the theme of dreams and the internal eye. The topics vary widely from psychedelic self-portraits, images revolving around the human eye, and landscapes of nighttime animals.
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  • Parent Book Club Studies the Odyssey

    Since November, a group of parents have been meeting every couple of weeks to read and discuss Homer’s Odyssey.  Many of the parents are reading this for the first time, or at least the first time in many years. In addition to monthly parent training sessions, curriculum night, term presentation, concerts, and science and history projects, the parent book club provides another way for parents to engage in their children’s education and experience the richness of a classical curriculum.
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Jackson Hole Classical Academy
P.O. Box 7466
Jackson, WY 83002
 
Enrollment Inquiries:
Polly Friess
(307) 690-8396
 
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(307) 201-5040






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