Northwest Ohio Classical Academy (NOCA) is a TUITION FREE CLASSICAL CHARTER SCHOOL.

NOCA will open K-8 in Fall 2019, adding a grade every year up through 12.

 

Our location will be 5025 Glendale Ave, Toledo, OH

 
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Our MIssion

To train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous, content-rich classical curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, one that produces thoughtful leaders and virtuous citizens.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR.

First Enrollment Period: January 20th–April 1st

Second Enrollment Period: April 2nd–May 31st

Third Enrollment Period: June 1st – July 5th

If Enrollment Exceeds Capacity, a Lottery Will Take Place

 

The Impact of a Classical Education

Principals, teachers, and parents explain in this video why classical education has transformed their children’s lives.

 

Our Affiliation with Hillsdale College

Northwest Ohio Classical Academy is affiliated with Hillsdale College and is a member of the Barney Charter School Initiative.

NOCA, assisted by Hillsdale College, commits to embrace and uphold the following key characteristics:

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The centrality of the Western tradition in the study of history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts;

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A rich examination of the American literary, moral, philosophical, political, and historical heritage;

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Traditional phonics instruction that leads to reading fluency, and time-tested grammar instruction that leads to English language mastery;

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The teaching of Latin;

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Objective standards of correctness, logic, beauty, and truth intrinsic to the liberal arts;

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A school culture demanding moral virtue, decorum, respect, discipline, and studiousness among the students and faculty;

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A curriculum that is content-rich, balanced and strong across the four core disciplines of math, science, literature, and history;

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A well-educated and articulate faculty who explicitly convey real knowledge to students using traditional teaching methods;

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A school that uses technology effectively but without diminishing the faculty leadership that is crucial to academic achievement;

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A school that will open K-8, adding a grade every year up through 12.

 

We need your help to bring this uniquely transformative education to the children of Northwest Ohio.

*all cash and non-cash donations are tax deductible.
Challenge Grant – Every $ you donate will be matched 1 for 1, up to the first $25,000. This is an opportunity to double the value of your gift.

 

Why choose NOCA?

At NOCA students will learn language and literature, history, geography, government, math, the sciences, music, and the visual arts in a coherent and orderly program that runs from the rudiments of basic literacy and math skills to higher orders of thought and expression. Students will be taught an organized sequence of skills and core knowledge through sound, time-proven methods. They will read classic works of literature, study fine arts, and learn first-hand accounts of history through the study of primary source documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Students will receive rigorous training in the fundamentals and theories of math and science, including the scientific method, and will benefit from Socratic instructional techniques and training in study skills that further foster learning and character development. Through the Socratic Method, students will learn to ask important questions, setting them on the path to understanding themselves and their world, and encouraging them to act ethically and responsibly.

 

NOCA’s program will introduce and seek to instill virtues of character in the lower grades through these pillars of character education:

Responsibility

Respect

Courage

Courtesy

Honesty

Citizenship

As a continuance of the lower grades, the upper grades will have additional instruction in these classical virtues:

Prudence

Justice

Temperance

Fortitude