Registration is still open for the alumni and adult summer classes on campus. In fact, registration will remain open until one week prior to the first session of each course! Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from some of the exceptional faculty at Saint Agnes School and register online today!
Current parents, alumni, and parents of alumni will receive an “Aggie Discount” on most courses, making them available for only $15! Sessions are held in the air-conditioned classrooms of the Ubel Activity Center.
Book Reading & Dialogue: Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child
Mr. Adams | June 20, 22, 27, 29 | 7:00-8:00 PM | $50** or $70 per couple (includes book)
Anthony Esolen’s book is both a thoroughly entertaining critique of the contemporary culture’s treatment of children and a beautiful presentation of a bygone vision of education and practical steps to restore such a vista. Written in the style of C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters, with the intention of trying to ruin a child’s education and imagination, this witty and moving book by Thomas More College of Liberal Arts professor Anthony Esolen and subsequent conversations will lead you to look at your children, home, and education in general in an entirely new and life-giving light. Preview the book here.
** Qualifies for Aggie Discount
The Trial & Death of Socrates
Dr. Pentecost | July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 | 7:00-8:00 PM | Cost: $60**
Dr. Pentecost will lead conversations on Plato’s philosophical dialogues Apology, Euthyphro, & Crito about the trial and death of Socrates, true “lover of wisdom” in ancient Athens and iconic philosopher of the Western tradition. Those fearful that the work of the great philosopher may be difficult should take heart. These Platonic dialogues are not difficult to read, even though they raise fundamental questions. Conversations will dig deeply into the text, discussing the great questions of man’s condition, life’s meaning, and sacrifice for the truth.
** Aggie Discount
Catholicism Clashes with Contemporary “-isms”
Dr. Ferdinandt | July 25, 27, Aug. 1, 3 | 7:00-8:00 PM | Cost: $60** (includes book)
Contemporary U.S. and academic culture have posited a multitude of philosophical and anti-intellectual theories that are unfriendly (at best) to faith and reason and in need of significant evangelization. Take some time to discuss hedonism, relativism, multi-culturalism, Marxism, and other “isms” with the headmaster of Saint Agnes School as well as discussing how best to meet and combat them. We will use John Zmirak’s Disorientation as the text for the course. Preview the book here.
** Aggie Discount
Women, Wine, & Portraiture!
Mrs. Soriano | July 14 | 7:00-9:30 PM | Cost: $35 + bottle of wine (includes hors d’oeuvres)
Ladies, enjoy a Friday evening of creativity and camaraderie with one of the finest studio art instructors in the state – all while enjoying a glass (or two) of wine!
America: Faith & Culture
Dr. Whalen | August 7, 9, 14, 16 | 7:00-8:00 PM | Cost: $60**
Dr. Whalen will offer presentations from his perspective on how religious belief and American culture interact. This is NOT a course in theology or church history. Quite aside from the creeds and credos, quotidian life has been shaped by belief — and, even, the lack of it. Here are a few of the topics we will quickly survey: Native American beliefs; Calvin and custom; Dwight Eisenhower’s “Crusade In Europe”; The Protestant Crusade – the effort to “save” America from the “papists”; and many, many others!
** Aggie Discount
Training Our Kids for Academic Success: 7-12 & K-6 Sessions
These sessions offers parents pro-active tips, tricks, and advice on how best to train and parent children to reach their full academic potential from a teacher’s perspective.
Grades 7-12 | Mr. Adams | Aug. 8-9 | 6:00-8:00 PM | Cost: $40
Grades K-6 | Ms. Erickson | Aug. 14 | 6:00-8:00 PM | Cost: $25