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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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Portrait of a Graduate

Good morning and Happy Wednesday! A friendly reminder that the Family Business Meeting is on Monday January 31st and the All School Sneak Peek is on Monday February 7th. Register here for Preschool – 8th and here for High School. Today we have a great reminder of what we are striving for in our students here at SLO Classical Academy – A Portrait of a Graduate. It is easy when you are in the middle of grids and Latin and Logic to forget the end goal. I (Wei) hope this encourages you in your day to day schooling!


Portrait of a Graduate

San Luis Obispo Classical Academy


At San Luis Obispo Classical Academy, we desire that our students will be engaged, independent learners who seek ongoing intellectual and character development.  In order that we might strive together towards this end, we submit the following as the goals of our educational and cultural endeavors. The ideal SLOCA graduate will be known for the following  traits:

  1. Young people of virtuous character who:
    • Treat others with respect and kindness.
    • Demonstrate responsibility, diligence and integrity in a well-balanced life.
    • Pursue learning, living, and serving with humility and courage.
    • Overcome difficulties with resilience and resourcefulness.
  1. Knowledgeable life-long learners who:
    • Recognize and understand the logical patterns and connectedness of knowledge within and between disciplines.
    • Master the primary academic disciplines, including a thorough grasp of the classical disciplines.
    • Are captivated and stimulated by their intellectual lives.
    • Demonstrate risk-taking, playfulness, adaptability, and creativity in their scholarly pursuits.
  1. Wise leaders who:
    • Are well-rounded, vibrant role models, who appreciate and pursue beauty and truth.
    • Seek to understand their place in the rich intricacies of history, current events, and the natural world.
    • Engage in the culture as collaborative and respectful community members.
  1. Communicators who:
    • In both speech and composition clearly and winsomely defend their positions.
    • Are good at listening, reading, and reasoning through a coherent and logical lens.
    • Access and analyze information in order to evaluate, challenge and support their opinions.


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