Parent & Student Agreement

The Classical Academy of Sarasota holds that excellence, the pursuit of virtue and the principles of self-government, as espoused by America’s Founding Fathers, are the foundation for a happy and prosperous life.  These principles are a part of all that we do as a school.  Our board, administration, faculty and staff support these principles, and we desire our families and students to reflect these ideals.  In addition, you also agree to the following guidelines:

As parents of a TCA student, we understand that the education of our child is not the sole responsibility of the school, and agree to the following principles, which will help our child to achieve his or her full potential.  As parents of a TCA student, we agree to:

  • Uphold the virtues taught at TCA and reinforce them at home

Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude and Justice

  • Set time aside each day for our child to study
  • Encourage and model reading of great literature
  • Spend less time in front of the screen and more time engaged as a family
  • Hold our child to a standard of excellence in everything he or she does
  • Support the TCA community and its Seven Hills
  • Have great conversations with our child about great things
  • Seek out the good, the beautiful and the true

As a student of TCA, I understand that my education is my responsibility, and I will work, with excellence, in all I do to help ensure that I achieve my full potential.  As a student of TCA, I agree to:

  • Live by the virtues I am taught and see modeled at TCA

Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude and Justice

  • Set aside time each day for study and the reading of great books
  • Spend less time in front of the screen and more time engaged with my family
  • Support my friends and teachers at TCA
  • Inspire my parents and family to have great conversations
  • Do my best in everything, constantly striving for excellence
  • Seek out the good, the beautiful and the true
  • Behave as a lady or gentleman at all times
  • Uphold the TCA Honor Code:

A TCA student is honest in conduct, committed to serious study, respectful of the rights of others and exemplifies a standard of excellence, with the aim of becoming a virtuous scholar and citizen.