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The Joy Of Sequitur

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If you read The Benedict Option, you read about Sequitur Classical Academy, the classical Christian school in Baton Rouge where my kids study, and where my wife teaches. The school has just produced a series of promotional videos, one of which is above. Take a look at it — we are so fortunate to have a school like that here. The other morning at breakfast, my 11-year-old daughter, apropos of nothing, recited the first 20 lines of The Odyssey, which they studied in one of her seventh-grade classes. I mentioned that to her brother, who is in his first year of college, and he said that he’s been amazed by how well classical Christian education prepared him for university studies. In a history survey course, they were studying Greco-Roman history, and he was the only one in his class who had already read Herodotus. Thanks, Sequitur.

If you’re reading this and are in the Baton Rouge area, please consider coming out to our annual Fais Do-Do fundraiser on Saturday November 10. A number of us Sequitur dads are cooking gumbo and jambalaya for a contest. Get your tickets here. I’m planning to cook my late father’s jambalaya recipe, which, no joke, is terrific. If you otherwise would like to support the mission of Sequitur — a 501c3 entity — please donate here. If you would like to know how to start a school like Sequitur in your area, click here.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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