Complementing the Classroom

Very few charter schools offer competitive athletics. At large, district public schools only a limited few play at the varsity level. There is often little connection between the sports culture and the academic culture.

Not so at a Great Hearts Academy. In the classical tradition properly understood, physical pursuit and intellectual pursuit are one. The struggle, teamwork, strategy, and success on the field and court complete an education. The competitive scholar tests his or her nature through loss and victory and shapes habits that will last a lifetime.

Great Hearts creates campuses that are bursting with life: gyms filled with play, halls filled with poetry recitation, stages that echo with Shakespeare, and art studios overflowing with light, color and precision. While many schools across the country have been cutting back on the arts and their teachers and coaches, Great Hearts schools and students are going further into the best arenas of human endeavor.