Ascent Classical Academy


Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Colorado trains the minds and improves the hearts of young people through a classical, content-rich education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue in an orderly and disciplined environment.

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About Ascent Classical Academy
of Northern Colorado

Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Colorado develops the moral and intellectual skills, habits, and virtues upon which independent, responsible, and joyful lives are built, in the firm belief that such lives are the basis for a free and flourishing republic.

Why Ascent Classical Academy?

Ascent’s dedication to Wonder is one of our distinct characteristics. We aim to preserve a love of learning that will last a lifetime. We all know the joy a child experiences when acquiring a new skill or learning a new song. We see in them what we know is true: learning is delightful! Being filled with wonder at the beautiful world we live in is exhilarating.

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Why We Study the Classics

Stories are powerful things. They tell us who we are, and in turn they also shape who we are. Throughout history, humans have been fascinated by stories. Stories answer the questions that humans have always asked: what is our purpose; what decisions lead towards...

Wonder and Life Sciences

Sciences are marvelous not because of how much is known but because of how much remains unknown. When a new system or idea of nature is deeply studied, one might be tempted to think we understand all there is to know about it. This couldn’t be further from the truth....

Are We Talking for the Sake of Talking? Plato’s The Crito and a Caution for Educators

In one of the most impactful of Plato’s Dialogues, The Crito, Socrates is being put to death for living out his convictions. One of his students sets up a plan to break him out of prison, and Socrates is faced with a decision. Do I stay here and accept execution, or...

Annual Notice of Proposed School Budgets (2022-2023)

Annual Notice of Proposed School Budgets (2022-2023) Pursuant to C.R.S. 22-44-109 and guidance from the schools’ authorizer CSI, the proposed 22-23 budget is being kept on file in the admin offices at 4690 Table Mountain Drive, Suite 100, Golden CO 80403 10004 Park...

The Pursuit of Truth at a Time of Unrest

As a nation, our conscience was pricked by the horrific death of George Floyd and the collective outrage of American citizens speaks well of us as a country. History has many examples of countries, governments, and citizens which do not regard human suffering as...

What are the Liberal Arts and Why is this Education Indispensable for Our Children and Country?

Translated from the Latin, artes liberals, the liberal arts are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential and worthy for a free man in order to take an active part in civic life. This time-tested and traditional view stands in...

Rising Above the Prevailing Culture

Enrollment season provides a chance to meet prospective parents, answer their questions, and get to know what they are looking for in a school. I always enjoy these sessions as I get a chance to brag about what we do and why we do it. I am constantly impressed by the...