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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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The Effect of ‘Buying In’

{photo by Sarah Shotwell}

If you didn’t see our Facebook page link to this fantastic article last week, here’s another chance to read it – we think it’s worthy of taking the place of the blog today! 

Written by one of our SLOCA parents for The Atlantic, this is not only excellent exposure for our school and high school, it’s incredibly thoughtful and spot-on about what makes SLOCA a unique place where it’s “cool” to love learning. Take the time to read this – it will reaffirm all your reasons for choosing to be part of SLO Classical Academy:

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells. The school didn’t need them: Every student showed up for class promptly, and they remained attentive until the last minute—without packing their books early or lining up at the door. San Luis Obispo Classical Academy (SLOCA) is a private school in Central California that promotes “personal character” and “love of learning,” and the tangible difference between this environment and that at the public high school in the area was stunning to me—even though I'm a veteran public-school teacher. And even though my own daughter is in her second year of preschool at SLOCA.

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