Please click on any of the links to the left to find out more information on the Angelicum Great Books Program. For information on Fr. Fessio’s Theology Program, please click here. If you would like to talk with someone on the phone about our program, please call us at 719-930-7549.
Below are some comments from some of our Angelicum Great Books Program students.
“I have learned so much from you and the other Great Books teachers. The Angelicum Great Books class has been the most broadening and influential class of my high school years.Currently, I am applying to Thomas Aquinas College in California. I just returned from the college’s two week Great Books Summer Program. Angelicum’s course helped me so much in participating in the college’s Socratic discussions. At TAC, I was able to re-experience such works as Oedipus Rex, Euclid’s Elements, and Boethius’ Consolation with much confidence gained from Angelicum.”
“My comparative political science professor was apparently so impressed with my broad knowledge that she actually asked me whether I was a foreigner and where I received my education. If I had told her that I was a former homeschooler that has continued the majority of my education independently with a traditional liberal arts program, I think I would have broken her little liberal heart. So far, the joke that Great Books students are way beyond their peers is too accurate. It has almost become too easy to determine the (frequently incorrect) philosophical underpinnings of most arguments.”
“Thanks again for your excellent teaching. Whitney maintains that the Great Books classes were some of the best, most thought-provoking classes she has ever taken. We have a son who will be enrolling in a year or two. We are looking forward to him having a great experience, as she did.”
“Patrick will definitely be enrolling in the class again for next year. He absolutely loves it, and I can see in my conversations with him that it is enormously beneficial to him. This class has been – by far – the highlight of his first two years in high school. (And I think he enjoys the discussions with the other students after class almost as much as the actual class time. They’re an interesting and varied bunch of young people, aren’t they?).” – Maria
“It offers something entirely new to Catholic higher education: worldwide access to a relatively inexpensive, authentically Catholic, high-quality, liberal arts program…” the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic Colleges on the Angelicum Great Books Program
“Thank you for another fantastic year. Tess and Rory loved their classes and learned so much! Mae says she will miss you all so much next year when she joins the Dominican sisters. All of us are so grateful for what you do — homeschooling just wouldn’t be the same without you!!” – Cara S.
Good evening, I’ve just been looking through your website and found it fascinating. A student named Michael G. recently finished attending our summer programs. He was quite well-read and a good writer; his mother said it was all the Angelicum Academy. This made me recall another student I tutored who was beginning with Angelicum.
Gwen Adams, Dean of Women
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
”If you’re in the GB program right now, cherish this time! I really believe that you will never have another class quite as good as this one. Even though I have some very excellent teachers at …..college (which everyone should come to, by the way lol)… none of them will be able to compare to what Mr. Bertucci, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Redpath and Dr. Hancock have given me, the ability to think and ask questions. I know it seems like a fairly common thing to have, but frankly, it is grossly underdeveloped in many people. Just know how lucky you all are to have this, and I hope you all enjoy every moment of it as much as I did.” – comment on Facebook by one of our Great Books Students
An email from one of our parents...”I want to give this to Sam. His birthday is the 27th and he asked for Great Books as his only birthday present.”
“Angelicum Academy’s Great Books program opens up the great books while opening minds. Their program teaches students to think, not to memorize. Everything they claim about their program is true. I have taken my first steps into a larger world, a world I might never have known. I recoil at the thought that I might have lived out the rest of my days without the wisdom that beckons to us all in the great books. I will continue to read the great books for the rest of my life.” -Edward Chien, Angelicum Great Books Program Student
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for these last four years! This program has changed my life for the better in so many ways. You are one of the most extraordinary people I have encountered in my life, and I feel so grateful to have been able to be a part of this program. Thank you again Mr. B, for everything! Sincerely, Jillian H.
“I wanted take a moment to offer you my sincere thanks for your program – in all honesty, it’s been a highlight of the boys’ high school education. Our family is grateful for the opportunity both our sons had, through Great Books, to learn to think well. Truly, your curriculum has been a gift and blessing to our boys!”
“Thanks to you and all the teachers at Angelicum for the excellent preparation you gave to our girls for college.”
“For you, I would give you a grade as a teacher of an A++. (I don’t grade for technological ability) Funniness aside, I really enjoyed having you for a teacher. This year was just as fun, if not more so, as the first year. Thank you for being a great teacher, and I hope to see you again next year for the Medieval year.”
“Thank you for another fantastic year. Tess and Rory loved their classes and learned so much! Mae says she will miss you all so much next year when she joins the Dominican sisters. All of us are so grateful for what you do — homeschooling just wouldn’t be the same without you!!”
“You have been a wonderful mentor for both of my children.”
“Thank you for helping me immensely in my education! The Great Books Program was the most challenging class I had. My brain hasn’t done contortions that difficult before. Though I may not feel the immediate effect, I know these classes have done me much good. I also know that this way of teaching and learning will benefit me throughout my life.”
“I just wanted to tell you that we are so happy that Jay and Martha enrolled in the Great Books Program this year! They both love it and we will definitely have more of our children do this wonderful program!! It is so nice to have them come back to me and say that I was right and this was great!! As you had described to me over the summer, they have also made great friends and this was just what we needed!”
“Thanks again for providing what is the highlight of David’s homeschooling experience!”