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Wisdom, Virtue, and Eloquence


Wisdom, Virtue, Eloquence form the directives of education at Mount Tabor and we aim to meet them by nourishing our students on truth, beauty, and goodness. Any element of our curriculum could be taken and questioned: how does this contribute towards the cultivation of wisdom, virtue, or eloquence in the students or reveal to them something true, good, or beautiful? From their first day at Mount Tabor until their last, students are engaged in their acquisition by means of their studies and elective pursuits- beginning in wonder and ending with wisdom.

Wisdom

The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.

Virtue

A quality considered morally good or desirable in a person; a trait cultivated within a man such as fortitude.

Eloquence

Equips us to utilize wisdom so that we continue giving what we have received. 

In laying out our curriculum, we also considered that every student should be able to draw, paint, sing, play an instrument, read Greek, grow food, and speak articulately by the end of their studies. These did not provide nearly the same strong directives laid out by the pursuit of virtues or instilling a love for Christ, but they have loosely guided the other facets of our curriculum. And hopefully, our students find them to be quite enjoyable companions to their rigorous academic courses.