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Classical Education for the Modern Mind

- a classical education philosophy emphasizing a cross-curricular teaching approach and learning environment

Pythagoras Academy Five Pillars

Academic Excellence

  • Competent skills
  • Inquiry-Driven
  • In-depth knowledge
  • Robust understanding of complex local and global concepts
  • Critical Thinking

Social Emotional Growth

  • Adaptable
  • Resilient
  • Responsive
  • Self-Regulated (effectively manages emotions and thoughts)


  • Flexible mind
  • Outside the box thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Understands complex connections between the Arts and other academic disciplines (Music-Math connections; Art - History connections)

Initiative and Innovation

  • Independently initiates and completes quality learning projects
  • Combines different ideas in unique ways to achieve goals or solve problems
  • Develops new approaches to problems
  • Pursues the development of knowledge, skills, and ideas independent of adult leadership
  • Creatively engages in social justice projects
  • Entrepreneurial projects

Practical/Life-Skills Education

  • Well-organized
  • Develops practical skills (interview skills, telephone and video conferencing skills, on-line technological skills, typing, conversation skills, public speaking skills, friendships skills)
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Sustainability
  • Community building/Leadership Skills
  • Outdoor Education (hiking, camping, orienteering, survival skills)

Latest News

Deep Thinking Made Visible

In 1N class students are encouraged to record their deep questions and powerful ideas to make their thinking visible. Our door is covered with chart paper as an area for students to write on. Displaying questions or quotes from students on the door that opens into the hallway allows for passersby to notice it easily. …

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2018 PA Winter Concert

Pythagoras Academy students worked hard to prepare for the 2018 Winter Concert. They presented their fine music and musical theatre pieces to their parents and guest audiences on December 19th, 2018. Students in each grade level spent time rehearsing with their Music teachers and their Musical Theatre teacher. On Tuesday and Wednesday the students practiced …

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