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Welcome to Down Home, San Luis Obispo Classical Academy’s blog! We are a classical school offering several options to make our education work for families with infants through high schoolers. Our signature hybrid program, which is part-time classroom and part-time home instruction, provides an engaging education for preschool through middle school (with full time options available). We also have a university model high school. This blog is meant to support and encourage on the home front because, in so many ways, the heart of what happens at SLO Classical Academy happens down home.

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Free Friday: May 23, 2014

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First things first: You are officially and cordially invited to the sloCAHS Hanging Lantern Review Spring Reading and Release Party! The party is happening next Tuesday evening to celebrate the upcoming summer issue, and we would love to see you there to listen to award-winning student writing and enjoy a tasty beverage. Click below for a larger pdf version of the invitation. This event is free and open to the public – come support our young writers! 

Ready for our last little break before the school year ends? Monday is Memorial Day, the day we honor American soldiers who died in battle serving our country. CNN’s website recently posted the following informative and interesting facts about this national holiday:


  • Celebrated on the last Monday in May.
  • Several towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day but in 1966, Congress declared Waterloo, New York, to be the birthplace of the holiday.
  • Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865).
  • The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.
  • It is also called Decoration Day.


  • May 5, 1866 – Residents of Waterloo, New York, observe a Memorial Day in honor of all who died during the Civil War. Businesses are closed and soldiers' graves are decorated.
  • 1868 – General John Alexander Logan officially proclaims May 30, 1868 as Memorial Day in honor of the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. Until after World War I, southern states celebrate a separate Memorial Day in honor of the Confederate dead.
  • 1971 – Congress declares Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.
  • December 28, 2000 – President Bill Clinton signs the “National Moment of Remembrance Act,” which designates 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day each year as the National Moment of Remembrance.

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There will be no classes on campus Monday and Tuesday, so get those last few hours of E&E time in if you need them! Down Home wishes you a peaceful couple of days off to enjoy time with friends and family, and to remember those who gave their lives during wartime.

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