Statistics Supporting Classical Education


Classical schools are growing in popularity across our country and the world.  There are currently 230 classical schools registered with the Association of Classical Christian Schools in the United States.  These schools seek to inspire children toward a life-long pursuit of learning which is anchored in pursuing the Creator, as opposed to schools using the National Common Core standards focusing exclusively on the “efficiency” of learning, without any stated goal of education beyond “career and college readiness.”  As an educational establishment for children and communities, classical schools champion a higher calling and better vision than mere technical preparedness.

The statistical data recorded on the SAT and ACT charts from the Association of Classical Christian Schools demonstrates the high success rate of students who attend school in a classical Christian environment.

Standardized Test Scores from
The Association of Classical Christian Schools

Christopher Perrin, PhD, is the publisher with Classical Academic Press, and a national leader, author, and speaker for the renewal of classical education.  He serves as a consultant to classical charter schools, classical Christian schools, schools converting to the classical model, and homeschool co-ops.  He is the director of the Alcuin Fellowship, the co-chair of the Society for Classical Learning, and previously served as a classical school headmaster for ten years.

He reports: “The truth is that classically-educated high school graduates are going to a wide variety of colleges, both Christian and secular.  In my experience, these students are competitive and often gain entry into selective colleges, and often receive scholarships.  The word is out among many colleges that classical students are generally great students, well-prepared for high-level college work.  I know from talking to professors firsthand how this seems to have worked:  about ten years ago various colleges began to notice that classically-educated students were excelling at college.  K-12 schools (and homeschools) from which these students came where identified as small but rich sources of great students.”