Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy Opens Applications for Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year

A new Orthodox classical academy is opening up. Here’s how to enroll your child and what they have to offer.

Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy
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Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy (A2OCA) is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Register by June 15, 2021, to get a $500 discount off of tuition! 

In 2012, a group of families from St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Dexter, Michigan, came together and saw the need for a Christ-centered, quality education for their children. After several years of fundraising and planning work was completed by members of the school’s Steering Committee, the A2OCA Board of Directors was selected in fall 2019. The group has been meeting regularly since then and working non-stop to open the school’s doors for the 2021-2022 school year. Construction of the school began in mid-November 2020 and is near completion. Although COVID-19 forced the academy’s original start date back, the school’s mission is as strong as ever: To provide a classical education in an Orthodox Christian environment, allowing our students to grow to their full human and spiritual potential, with the ability to engage society as mature followers of Jesus Christ.

The new school is offering a classical education in an Orthodox Christian environment and with a low student-teacher ratio for each grade. Teaching and learning in the classical Christian tradition seeks to richly cultivate students’ minds. It does this not only through studying ancient languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek (which inevitably strengthens students’ English grammar, writing, and comprehension skills), but, also, through its focus on students’ mastery of language through the Trivium. This involves the Grammar stage (a focus of K-6th grade), Logic stage (7th-9th grade), and Rhetoric (10th-12th grade). A classical Christian education seeks to cultivate students’ ability to think critically and logically and to express themselves eloquently and persuasively. Ultimately, it seeks to develop students’ wisdom and virtue, all for the Glory of God.

To learn more about the Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy, or the Good Soil study which compares the outcomes of graduates from various categories of schooling (including classical Christian schools), check out their website. To enroll your children for the 2021-2022 school year, you can fill out the application form here.

9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter. a2oca.org.