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Statement of Faith

I teach explicitly as a Christian and in the light of the historic, universal Christian faith. I affirm the Nicene Creed as a faithful summary of the Christian faith and the necessity of Christian unity and love in the bond of peace as expressed in Galatians 5:22-23 and throughout I John. The only spiritual requirements of the students are a good attitude, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to kindness and graciousness toward others, but it should be expected that the teaching in Schola will clearly, explicitly, and regularly reflect a historical and classical Christian perspective.

About the Tutor

Wes Callihan grew up on a farm in Idaho and graduated in History from the University of Idaho in 1983. He has taught for thirty-five years–at two private schools, a college which he helped found, the University of Idaho, and his own online classes for the past twenty-two years. His online Great Books lectures have been filmed and produced by Roman Roads Press as a video curriculum for homeschoolers called Old Western Culture. He speaks frequently at Classical education conferences for home educators and private schools, and has taught summer intensive Latin and other summer courses. He has written columns and short fiction for journals and contributed to books on classical Education and home schooling. Besides Schola, he also runs a live residence programs at Hill Abbey (summer courses on the Early Church Fathers and a year-long “gap year” program), geared toward high school graduates.

Wes and his wife Dani have six married children, and fourteen grandchildren. Wes and Dani live on a farm in northern Idaho near Wes’s parents and most of the kids and grandkids, where six generations of the family have lived on the same family farm. They use the cold winters as an excuse to read, and the hot summers as another excuse to read. Wes also likes hiking and hunting, barbecuing, listening to the blues, gardening, movies, and travel (he has organized many tours for his students and their families to Greece and Turkey). But like the Venerable Bede he loves teaching, reading, and writing best of all.