Does Classical Education Work?

Published February 1, 1998

Students from the first modern classical education school, Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, regularly outperform their peers in statewide academic contests, such as the Idaho State Law Foundation’s Mock Trial competition. A recent class of Logos seniors had an average SAT score in the 96th percentile–in the top 4 percent in the nation.

Eighth-graders in another classical education school, Regents School in Austin, Texas, scored an average of 950 on the SAT, compared to a national average of 906 for high school seniors. Just west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eight students from a recent graduating class of 33 at Brookfield Academy were named National Merit Scholars.