Morae Classical Schools

Why “Morae”?

A mora was a small Spartan military unit. The plural version of mora is morae, which is when a large group of mora’s fall under one unit of command. The Spartans were known for their military culture, but they also focused on philosophy, the arts, and culture. Men and women alike lived in freedom and were taught discipline, self-control, and patriotism. Although every culture has its faults, we value the military culture and the pursuit of excellence in education, discipline, fortitude, and love of country.

Micro-Schools

Micro schools are popping up all over the country and according to EdWeek.org have the potential to change the face of education today. Micro schools usually have less than 150 students and have classes less than 15. Additionally, teachers are highly engaged with each student, even though most micro schools are taught in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) model.

For Military Kids

Morae Classical Schools is a network of private Christian schools that provide a classical education opportunity for military kids and partners with parents to infuse character, virtues, honor, and values into their children to help produce patriotic citizens of impact. We exist to ensure those families who served our country with the military have access to classical education and to provide a standardization of education.

Hybrid Learning

The new hybrid model of learning is a careful blend of virtual and in-person learning. This allows families to have the flexibility in their schedule, yet the personal interaction and social requirements for students. Morae Classical utilizes the best virtual instruction from some of the best teachers in the country with in-person teaching from personal and dedicated local teachers.

Why Start a Military School for Kids?

Let me share one of the many stories we’ve encountered. A military officer and his family found themselves relocating for the fourth time in just six years. Their eldest son, on the brink of starting Kindergarten, faced an unexpected challenge when they attempted to enroll him in the local charter school. Despite their efforts, they discovered that securing a spot was virtually impossible, even a year in advance. The school’s response was stark: enrollment practically needed to happen at birth. This revelation was staggering, especially considering their recent move due to military service, with no provisions available to accommodate military families in charter school admissions.

As time passed, with four more relocations within the next six years, their younger sons encountered the same predicament. The family remained at the mercy of charter school lottery rules, unable to secure placements for their children. With each move, frustration mounted until, after eighteen years of dedicated service and nine moves, the couple reached a breaking point. Their desire for the best education for their children persisted, yet they were left with no choice but to enroll their three sons in private schools, incurring a hefty annual cost of nearly $25,000. Their journey mirrors that of countless other families who strive for the best opportunities for their children but find themselves constrained by the limitations of the current system.

Academics

Academics will always be our number one focus as this is our primary way of educating our mind, heart, and soul.

The Arts

Arts are critical to classical education and the formation of our character.

Athletics

Athletics are our leadership laboratory where we test and approve the application of our virtues.

Activities

Activities are essential to our social interaction and esprit de corps.

What is Classical Education?

Classical education comes in various forms, yet at its core, it fosters a deep appreciation for truth, goodness, and beauty among students. This educational approach follows the Trivium, consisting of three stages: grammar, logic, and rhetoric, which correspond to the natural developmental phases of learning in children. Notably, classical education emphasizes the use of timeless, exceptional literature. For further insights, consider watching Hillsdale College’s video on Teaching for Virtue.

MCS
Weekly
Schedule

Monday

Virtual online school (6.5 hours per day)

  • Can Learn at any time of the day
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm Sports

Tuesday

In-Person School (4.5 hours)
& Virtual online School (2 hours)

  • 8:00am – 12:30pm School
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm Sports
  • 5:00pm until complete: Virtual Learning & Homework

Wednesday

In-Person School (4.5 hours)
& Virtual online School (2 hours)

  • 8:00am – 12:30pm School
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm Sports
  • 5:00pm until complete: Virtual Learning & Homework

Thursday

In-Person School (4.5 hours)
& Virtual online School (2 hours)

  • 8:00am – 12:30pm School
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm Sports
  • 5:00pm until complete: Virtual Learning & Homework

Friday

Virtual online School (6.5 hours per day)

  • Can Learn at any time of the day
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm Sports

Get Involved

Join our mission at Morae Classical Schools to shape the next generation of leaders. Whether you're a parent, educator, or community member, there are numerous ways to contribute to our vibrant school community. From volunteering and mentoring to donations or participating in future school events, your involvement enriches our students' educational experience and fosters a strong sense of community. Let's work together to provide a nurturing environment that honors our military families and upholds the virtues of classical education. Get involved today and make a lasting impact!