Beauty will Save the Child: How the Christian Classical Tradition Satisfies the Needs of the “Whole Child” 

Date: March 4 & 5, 2022 / Lunch provided both days

Hosted by Naperville Christian Academy, Naperville, IL

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Fyodor Dostoevsky famously argued that “beauty will save the world.” What does it mean, then, for your child?

Lately, educators commonly express a desire to teach the “whole child.” However, ask your typical professor or teacher what this means, and they often express uncertainty regarding even the nature of children, much less how they can teach the “whole child”.

Not the Christian classical tradition! In this CiRCE regional conference we take Dostoevsky's glorious assertion so seriously that we try to understand the beauty the child’s soul requires, the true nature of the child, and the subsequent manner in which he or she should be taught. If Dostoevsky is correct and beauty will save the world, it will do so by first saving the child.

Which aspects of your child do you want to see redeemed? (That’s a trick question!). Come join us as we contemplate the bold claim that beauty will save the child.

Lunch provided both days


9:00am - 10:30am Opening Remarks and Plenary A 

11am - 12pm Plenary B

12pm - 1:30pm Lunch (provided)

1:30pm - 2:30pm Breakout A

3pm - 4pm Breakout B

4:30pm - 5:15 Panel A


9:00am - 10:30am Opening and Plenary C

11am - 12pm Breakout C 

12pm - 1:30pm Lunch (provided)

1:30pm - 2:30pm Breakout D

3pm - 4pm Plenary D

4:30pm Panel B