North Star Academy's grassroots originates with ICC. Just what is ICC? The purpose of Institute for Classical Culture (ICC) is to organize and operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purposes of the Corporation shall be to:
The first mission of Institute for Classical Culture is in the process of establishing:
North Star Academy Chartered Public School, A Hillsdale College Curriculum School
We have received approval from the New Hampshire Department of Education to serve as an open-enrollment, K-5 public charter school located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The academy is targeted to open September 2024 and initially will offer enrollment for kindergarten through 5th grade.
We are setting up our websites, spreading the news of our endeavors, and raising funds. The board members of our sponsor organization Institute for Classical Culture are working diligently to find land or a building to host our school. We have a few prospects and we'll keep you updated.
Classical Education is based on the unique potential all human beings innately possess to learn and understand. We are social beings, capable of doing good. We wonder, and are motivated by beauty.
These characteristics, common to all human beings, are drawn out by learning to know, practice and love virtue. Using original source documents, encouraging questions, and teaching eloquent speech to express one's opinions, Classical Education develops a well-rounded individual who is adept at thinking.
As with all classical education there is a heavy emphasis on the Humanities and Sciences because wonder about human nature and the natural world is essential. Students learn to be morally aware of the community and world, and to embrace patriotism.
The primary goal of North Star Academy, a Chartered Public School, is to build on the principles of classical, Socratic education. From astrophysics to music, or from poetry to robotics, our teaching will illuminate the common principles that connects all subject matters, such as symmetry, dynamics, and potential. North Star Academy aims to establish research based learning with an emphasis on deriving lessons from original sources. Understanding the characteristics of historic individuals will be emphasized and explored in the context of their contributions to Western Civilization. Utilizing a well rounded curriculum, students will master their own abilities, knowledge, and confidence, setting them on a path to becoming leaders and contributors to New Hampshire's innovation and growth. This developmental path will provide the students a moral and intellectual impetus to increase their responsibility for their life and the world around them.
To provide each student the crucial intellectual and emotional development that is necessary to lead in the modern world. North Star Academy seeks to equip students with a scientific method to navigate and address the vast challenges in life. Additionally, students will understand and appreciate American history, promote our country's founding principles, and engage in civil service. Finally, each student will achieve their highest level of intellectual, artistic expression.